Skip to comments.Weakened arsenal: More than 50 original mayors have quit Bloomberg's anti-gun group
Posted on 07/24/2013 9:59:24 AM PDT by neverdem
Mayor Bloombergs anti-gun club suddenly isnt such a hot ticket.
His gun-control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns has lost more than 50 of its original mayoral members in the last few months, as disenchanted mayors quit the coalition or leave office.
Bloomberg, who pumped millions of dollars of his personal fortune into the group to make it one of the loudest voices in the gun-control debate, now is struggling to replace ex-members.
The original focus, I thought, was going to be . . . on better enforcement of our existing laws, and if anything, we have talked about not getting involved with things like banning assault weapons and banning magazine clips, former member Rockford (Ill.) Mayor Lawrence Morrissey told BuzzFeed, which first reported the dwindling membership...
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Be a whole lot easier if the lying and deceiving regarding guns in general would stop or people would stop listening to what someone else is saying and do their own investigation into not being a part of the low information crowd.
Especially when they’re elected officials. The same bunch who pass bills which they don’t find it necessary to read first.
From the article:
We now have more than 1,000 mayors in the coalition nationwide, compared to 650 last year, said Bloomberg spokesman John McCarthy.
Mark Glaze, the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, said the turnover of mayors causes fluctuations in membership.
Mayors come and go, he said. We lose them on occasion, but its going upward.
They’re losing one from my hometown who lost a primary challenge from another Republican. What kind of republican in central PA would join bloomie’s club?
Here is the current list of Mayors in Texas who are supporters of Bloomberg’s gun grab:
Mayor Lee Leffingwell
Mayor Tony Martinez
Mayor Bruce Smiley-Kaliff
Castle Hills, TX
Mayor Carl Sherman
Mayor Annise D. Parker
Mayor Richard Ward
Mayor Dave Claunch
West Lake Hills, TX
Let’s put pressure on them to reduce the list further. They DO NOT Represent Texans.
Thanks for the list!
It's probably a combination of the two.
Don't trust headline editors, especially in tabloids like the NY Post!
It probably depends on the literacy rate of the locals.
I wonder how many quit in protest over all of Bloomberg’s hired guns who surround him 24/7.
There are only two MAIG’s in Alabama, LOL!
You are not going to get this great gross 400 pound lesbian to change her allegiances.
When it comes to being a liberal she waddles the walk and oinks the talk.
The Austin mayor did not surprise me, nor did Houston. Just knowing the voting record of those cities made it unnecessary for me to know the office holder.
Thanks for the ping!
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