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  • ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ILLINOIS TO ALLOW GUN CONTROL RECRUITERS AT CRIME PREVENTION EVENT

    08/01/2014 1:23:51 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ILLINOIS TO ALLOW GUN CONTROL RECRUITERS AT CRIME PREVENTION EVENT We just got word that the Arlington Heights Park District will allow the BLOOMBERG MOMS to set up a recruitment booth at the National Night Out event. National Night Out is supposed to be a non-partisan, non-political public service event that informs citizens on how not to become a victim of crime. Arlington Heights has now turned National Night Out into a GUN CONTROL event by allowing the Moms' recruiters to have a booth at the event. Of course, no pro-gun organizations will be allowed to have a...
  • Forest Park mayor blasts anti-gun group

    04/08/2014 3:59:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    peachpundit.com ^ | 4-4-2014 | Jason
    Forest Park Mayor David Lockhart received a solicitation this week to join Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns. He didn’t just reject the offer. In his reply, Lockhart ripped MAIG and its founder, calling the group out for what it really is: I do not support your efforts. I oppose efforts to require private sellers with minimal sales (non-dealers) to perform background checks. I am proud that gun shows are regularly conducted in Forest Park. If you really want to reduce illegal gun sales, perhaps your energy would be better focused in petitioning the BATF to end its illegal gunwalking....
  • Facebook mulling policy changes on gun-themed pages (exclusive)[Bloomberg, of course]

    03/04/2014 3:36:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    VentureBeat | March 3, 2014 | Richard Byrne Reilly
    Facebook may announce company policy changes for gun-related pages in the coming weeks, VentureBeat has learned. The social network has been under pressure from the powerful Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Moms Demand Action civic group to ban gun-themed fan pages on the site. “Talks are progressing. The discussions are ongoing; there have been positive developments,” sources close to the conversations told VentureBeat. An extensive VentureBeat investigation last week revealed that adults and children were making arrangements to buy, sell, and trade guns through the many Facebook fan pages devoted to guns and the people who use them, sometimes...
  • Former Bloomberg Ally Says ‘Mayors’ Group’s Goal Is Gun Confiscation

    02/06/2014 6:02:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 6, 2014 | Staff
    A former member of Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group claimed this week that the group’s objectives are far more radical than it has let on. John Tkazyik, the mayor of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., said he quit the former New York City mayor’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, after he realized its objective was outright confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens. “Under the guise of helping mayors facing a crime and drug epidemic, MAIG intend[s] to promote confiscation of guns from law-abiding citizens,” Tkazyik wrote in a Wednesday column in the Poughkeepsie Journal. I’m the mayor of one of the largest cities...
  • NRA beat Bloomberg anti-gun group in 65 of 67 Va. delegate races

    11/08/2013 7:18:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 8, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly 10 percent of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns retired from their job or were sacked in Tuesday’s elections, including the organization’s two leaders: Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Some 95 key members of the group that targets and criticizes lawmakers backed by the National Rifle Association are losing their title of “mayor.” According to an election review of Bloomberg's membership list of about 1,000, three quit the group, 69 retired from their jobs, and 23 were rejected by voters.On the retirement list: Bloomberg and Menino.Among the defeated members of Mayors Against Illegal...
  • Twofer: MAIG Mayors going to prison (Don’t drop the soap, boys)

    10/16/2013 8:27:30 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    Guns Save Life.com ^ | October 15, 2013
    Twofer: MAIG Mayors going to prison (Don’t drop the soap, boys) October 15, 2013 It’s been a busy week for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) group of gun-grabbing mayors. First up, Filthy Filner, the San Diego Mayor who had a reputation for sexually harassing lots of lots of ladies, pled guilty to some reduced charges. Rumor had it his plea was to avoid convictions with the word “sexual” in them.
  • Colorado recall shows power of grassroots in gun debate

    09/11/2013 8:44:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 September, 2013 | David Codrea
    The recall effort against two Democrat lawmakers who championed tougher gun laws in Colorado succeeded, the Associated Press reported early this morning. Senate President John Morse, along with Sen. Angela Giron were turned out by voters angered over their support for citizen disarmament measures so extreme that manufacturers are leaving the state and a “sporting sequester” boycott has been proposed.While Morse has dismissed the recall as “purely symbolic,” those who ousted him would argue otherwise. He occupies of the most powerful offices in the state, and his defeat not only showed the power of grassroots gun rights activists when...
  • Colorado Voters Aim is True

    09/11/2013 9:02:27 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 12 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 09/11/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Last night's recall elections, the first two in the history of Colorado, were hugely successful in driving two democratic state senators from office. John Morse and Angela Giron, were both recalled yesterday, in which the nation looked on as a referendum for gun control. Giron's loss was somewhat unexpected, since democrats outnumber republicans in that district, by a whopping 47% to 23%. Since the recall petitions went out, the elections have been seen of national importance for both sides. Gun control has always been a national issue that have led to certain defeat on election day, but forces within the...
  • It Was A Terrible Night For Michael Bloomberg

    09/11/2013 8:08:53 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 11 September 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    In two high-profile elections on opposite sides of the country on Tuesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a big loser. The first came in his backyard of New York, where Democratic voters are on the verge of making Bill de Blasio their nominee for mayor. ... But perhaps the bigger loss for Bloomberg came in Colorado, where two Democratic state lawmakers were recalled after backing stricter gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings last year in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn. The NRA headlined its press release celebrating the recall elections, "Michael Bloomberg Suffers Resounding Defeat."...
  • Recall Vote Throws Wrench in Colorado’s Liberal Shift

    09/11/2013 7:37:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Time ^ | 9/11/13 | David Von Drehle
    Any wind still left in the sails of gun control advocates likely died—at least for now—when Colorado voters successfully recalled two state senators on Sept. 10. This stern punishment came after lawmakers in the Mile High state toughened regulations on background checks and limited the size of ammo magazines. It was a rout. Billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg led a team of deep-pocketed out-of-towners in trying to rescue state senate president John Morse and his colleague Sen. Angela Giron, both Democrats. But the grassroots rebellion, fanned and funded by the National Rifle Association and other conservative groups, was...
  • Total recall: Gun-control advocates get booted from Colorado office

    09/11/2013 7:38:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>Two Colorado Democrats who provided crucial support for a slate of tough new gun-control laws were voted out of office on Tuesday in a recall vote widely seen as a test of popular support for gun restrictions after mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.</p>
  • Pack your bags! Colorado senators ousted for anti-gun laws

    09/11/2013 7:03:25 AM PDT · by sdnet · 12 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-09-11 | Steve Adcock
    The people of Colorado have spoken. In the state’s first ever recall election, voters successfully recalled senators John Morse and Angela Giron over their support of anti-liberty gun control legislation passed earlier in the year, sending a message that the destruction of freedom will not be tolerated – in the state of Colorado. Morse lost by less than 400 votes in his hotly-contested district of Colorado Springs. Giron lost by several thousand in Pueblo. Democrats will still maintain control of the state legislature, although the state’s Democratic governor might be next on the list of politicians to recall. Coloradans fought...
  • Colorado state senators recalled over gun control support

    09/11/2013 2:19:36 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2013
    Two Democratic lawmakers in Colorado, including the president of the state senate, were recalled Tuesday in elections brought about by their support for tougher gun control laws.
  • Bloomberg Wasted $350,000 on Colorado Recall

    09/11/2013 5:19:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/11/13 | Awr Hawkins
    From the moment the recall effort in Colorado began, money started flowing in from out-of-state gun control proponents and influence flowed in from Chicago. It was all part of an effort to protect state senators Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) from being recalled. And by extension, it was about protecting Colorado's new gun control laws as well. When the gun control measures were passed, and then signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper (D) on March 20, Coloradans in Giron and Morse's districts felt hoodwinked. El Paso County Sherrif Terry Maketa said, "The two senators dismissed [their...
  • "BIG GULP!", SAYS MAYOR BLOOMBERG

    09/11/2013 5:05:46 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 64 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | 9/11/2013 | by Laz A. Mataz
    Last night, Mayor Bloomberg of New York City was heard to issue a big gulp. The stridently anti-gun Mayor, who wishes to impose his hoplophobic vision on the rest of the country, was defeated soundly, and twice, as two of his Colorado-based cronies were both defeated in the first recall votes in Colorado State Legislature history.Both Senator John Morse -- himself the Senate Majority Leader -- and Senator Angela Giron voted for onerous and far-reaching gun control measures in Colorado in March of 2013, including a ban on the purchase of normal-capacity magazines (HB1224).The reaction by gun-owners in the firearms-friendly...
  • Mayors Against Illegal Guns Group Tries to “Pay Off” Mayor So He Would Not Leave

    09/07/2013 10:44:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    Gun 'n Freedom ^ | 8/6/13 | Jonathan S.
    The news for Bloomberg’s anti-gun group just keeps getting worse, and even while 50 reported members have already left the group, there is yet another story about how shady this group really is. Mayors Against Illegal Guns is not just against illegal guns. They are against guns in general, and their propaganda shows that. Now a Mayor of NY has come forward to explain how the group offered to “pay him off” in order to retain his membership. According to an article, Walden, NY Mayor Brian Maher never intended to support the group effort’s in the first place. In fact,...
  • Rally For Gun Background Checks Quickly Becomes Pro-Gun Event (Mayors Against Illegal Guns)

    08/31/2013 11:38:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    WBNS-TV ^ | August 30, 2013 | Jim Heath
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) COLUMBUS, Ohio - It was a rally organized by gun-control supporters, but by the end, it looked more like an NRA rally. "As a gun owner, I'm a responsible person and I think it's responsible to ask to have all gun owners have a background check," said Blanche Luczyk. "It's just common sense. Any responsible person who is willing to take the ownership of a gun should be willing to have that background check." Luczyk was one of a half dozen members of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns who hosted the rally in the Arena District on Friday....
  • Mayors Against Bloomberg’s Bombast

    08/16/2013 8:33:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 13, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The New York Nanny’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, is attracting scant support.During the past couple of decades, as their wretched little cause slowly lost ground, it dawned on the more adroit of America’s gun-control outfits that they might profit from the invention of a new language to market their appeals. Thus it was that we moved away from a debate in which the Left was content to be represented by outfits named “Handgun Control Inc.” and in which restrictionists advocated brazenly for “gun control” and even “gun bans,” and moved toward a debate in which “Handgun Control Inc.” became...
  • Democratic anti-gun 'guide' urged using Trayvon Martin's death to hit NRA, guns

    08/07/2013 10:10:05 AM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 7, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Just revealed Democratic anti-NRA talking points urge anti-gun advocates and politicians to hype high-profile gun incidents like the Florida slaying of Trayvon Martin to win support for new gun control laws. In talking points likely followed by top Democratic leaders including President Obama after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December, the anti-gun "guide" urged gun foes to speak out when a shooting "creates a unique climate" to shout down the National Rifle Association."The most powerful time to communicate is when concern and emotions are running at their peak," said the 80-page document titled "Preventing Gun Violence Through Effective...
  • MAIG Spokesman: You Shouldn’t Shoot Unless Your Attacker Has a Gun

    08/06/2013 3:17:31 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 61 replies
    TTAG ^ | August 06, 2013 | Nick Leghorn
    The world the people behind Mayors Against Illegal Guns inhabit seems to be mighty black and white. With maybe a slight green tinge to the sky. Mark Glaze, executive director of MAIG, believes that someone should only be allowed to use a gun to defend themselves if their attacker also has a one. In his opinion, the lack of a gun indicates that the attacker “just wants to have a fistfight.” Yeah, well, tell that to the two people per day in this country who are beaten to death with their attackers’ bare hands.
  • Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns – Don’t Shoot Someone Attacking You With Axe Handle

    08/04/2013 7:27:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    GSL ^ | 4 August, 2013 | NA
    Executive Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Mark Glaze had some interesting advice for people who were being attacked by someone with a weapon other than a gun during an interview with Chris Matthews. MARK GLAZE: Very often somebody will come at you. They might want to have a fistfight. They might come at you with an axe handle. MATTHEWS: Would you consider the guy with the axe handle armed or not? GLAZE: Not with a gun. MATTHEWS: I would consider him armed. GLAZE: I have a word for him. I grew up in Colorado where my dad was a...
  • Bloomberg gun-control group facing internal backlash amid growing profile

    07/30/2013 2:49:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is losing part of his arsenal of local leaders as more and more long-time members of his gun-control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns say they aren’t happy with the coalition’s trajectory and want out. While the group apparently is growing in membership overall amid an effort to assume a larger profile in the national gun debate, it's turning some members off. In the past five months, 50 members of the group have quit. Many say they did so because the organization abandoned its mission statement of going after illegal guns, and instead used its political...
  • Fargo mayor distances himself from Bloomberg's gun control group ( ND )

    07/26/2013 12:15:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Dickinson Press ^ | July 24, 2013 | Erik Burgess
    A pro-gun control group of mayors started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has scheduled an event in Fargo on Monday, but Bloomberg himself is not expected to attend. Neither is Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker, who said he’s gotten nothing but flak from the tri-state area since announcing his membership in Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns group years ago. “I’ve never resigned, but I’m not an active member either. So I don’t plan on attending,” Walaker said, adding that he hadn’t heard of the event until he was contacted by a reporter. Walaker is the only North Dakota mayor...
  • Bob Scott leaves Mayors Against Illegal Guns ( Sioux City, Iowa )

    07/26/2013 12:03:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | July 25, 2013
    Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott is among a growing number of city leaders across the nation pulling out of a group call Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The group, spearheaded by New York City Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, has been an active advocate for gun control measures. Scott, who joined the group after taking office last year, said he unsubscribed because their political views have exceeded his. ... “They’re not just against illegal guns, they’re against all guns.” Both Buzzfeed and the New York Post have reported that Mayors Against Illegal Guns has lost nearly 50 members since...
  • Mayors misled: Gun group needs a new name - Mayors Against Illegal Guns suffers from its overreach.

    07/24/2013 10:31:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Union Leader (NH) ^ | July 22. 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    Nashua Mayor Donalee Lozeau quit New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns after it exposed its true mission: to pursue strict new gun-control laws. She has had plenty of company. A review of the group’s membership by news and entertainment website Buzzfeed.com found that it has lost more than 50 members who have quit, lost re-election or had their terms expire. Lozeau quit after she saw the group’s first ad attacking U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte for voting against a gun-control bill. “I said, ‘Wait a minute, I don’t want to be part of something like...
  • Weakened arsenal: More than 50 original mayors have quit Bloomberg's anti-gun group

    07/24/2013 9:59:24 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 23, 2013 | S.A. MILLER and GEOFF EARLE
    Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-gun club suddenly isn’t 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...
  • Mayors Abandon Bloomberg’s Gun Control Group

    07/22/2013 9:39:50 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | 07/22/2013 | Jacob Fischer
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is finding it hard to keep its membership up, thanks to dozens of resignations and lost elections over the last few months. . . . . . According to an old version of its member list, saved on a blog dated back to late February, more than 50 mayors who were then listed on MAIG’s website are no longer there.
  • The Email I Received from Mayors Against Illegal Guns

    07/16/2013 9:47:51 AM PDT · by Castigar · 22 replies
    Mayors Agains Illegal Guns
    "subscriber" -- There's no way to bring back Trayvon Martin -- or the thousands of Americans who have been murdered with guns since his death. What we can do to honor Trayvon Martin is to prevent similar tragedies from happening to other families. Please share the powerful words of Trayvon's mother Sybrina Fulton, and ask your family and friends to join you in the fight to reduce gun violence in America: "We are not going to let this verdict define Trayvon. We will define our son's legacy. We have a long way to go to make sure this happens to...
  • Gun Owners Brand American Rifle and Pistol Association a 'False Flag Operation'

    07/12/2013 12:42:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | July 11, 2013 | ELIZABETH FLOCK
    The American Rifle and Pistol Association wants to be a nonpartisan alternative to the NRA, but critics are calling it a Democratic gun control group. When the American Rifle and Pistol Association launched July 4, it hoped to attract gun owners across the political spectrum who were looking for a "sane" alternative to the NRA. So far, that effort doesn't appear to be going well. [READ: New Gun Group Aims to Be Nonpartisan Alternative to the NRA]On various gun forums and blogs, the reception has been anything but friendly. Instead of being depicted as the new and improved NRA, the...
  • Despite Vast Personal Wealth, Bloomberg Funds MAIG with Taxpayer Resources

    07/03/2013 2:57:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    nssfblog.com ^ | 2 July, 2013 | Larry Keane
    It has come to light last week that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been using New York City funds and resources to aid his private organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG). The billionaire mayor already contributes the vast majority of the funding for the “MAIG Action Fund,” but it has now been revealed that he is using the City’s taxpayer money to fund MAIG itself — his own personal vendetta. For a man of vast personal wealth, it is beyond comprehension that Bloomberg would waste New York City taxpayer resources to staff and fund a massive, national lobbying campaign...
  • Anti-Second Amendment (No More Names)Bus tour Phoenix event 3 July, Tucson 5 July, 2013

    07/02/2013 10:40:11 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    From an AZCDL email, sourced only as another list:  Mayors Against Illegal Guns/Mom Demand Action "No More Names" bus tour to promote their firearm prohibitionist agenda. Phoenix: Wednesday, July 3rd at 9:00 am at Burton Barr Library, 1221 N Central Avenue, Phoenix 85004. Tucson: Friday, July 5th at 12:00 noon at St. Odilla Church, 7570 North Paseo Del Norte, Tucson 85704.  The MAIG tour has been very tight with information about their schedule, but Second Amendment supporters have been able to provide a small amount of reaction time for protests of these anti-freedom events. They have already had major effects,...
  • Home Invasion Millburn NJ

    06/27/2013 10:03:01 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 46 replies
    News12 NJ ^ | 6/24/13 | News12 NJ
    WARNING: VIDEO OF ACTUAL VIOLENT ASSAULT ON A WOMAN IN HER OWN HOME http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dvvHMM6TF50 This is what Governors Cuomo (NY SAFE Act) and Blumenthal (CT), along with Mayor Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, want for every woman in the country. A large home invader broke into a house, and battered a smaller and weaker woman, who was of course unarmed as encouraged by New Jersey's gun laws. Unfortunately, some lower-class individuals have left racist comments on the video, because the attacker happened to be Black. They need to be reminded that violent white criminals (e.g. KKK) do similar things,...
  • Who are MAIG’s NH “gun victims”? The word “victim” only fits one.

    06/27/2013 5:36:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    weaponsman.com ^ | 26 June, 2013 | Weaponsman
    Recently, the Mayor of Dover NH, Dean Trefethen, has been asked to quit Mike Bloomberg’s Illegal Mayors against Guns (as the mayor of Nashua did), but has doubled down on his membership. He takes pride in standing alongside some 30 mayors arrested for crimes from bribery to buggery and back again, and pride in trying to stop “the epidemic of gun violence,” which in New Hampshire as well as the rest of America refers mostly to bummed-out losers whacking themselves (something that happens everywhere in the world where bummed-out losers despair about their miserable lives), and to criminal losers being...
  • GA:Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally only lightly attended by supporters (Photos)

    06/25/2013 6:57:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 24 June, 2013 | Claude Werner
    The "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence" rally in Atlanta today was more heavily attended by counter-ralliers from GeorgiaCarry.org by a margin of approximately two to one than by MAIG supporters. The rally was held at the State Capitol. The media covering the event also seemed to outnumber the Mayors Against Illegal Guns attendees. The GeorgiaCarry members were evident by their orange "Guns Save Lives" buttons. The Executive Director of GeorgiaCarry, Jerry Henry was present. View slideshow: MAIG Atlanta Rally photosThe event began with a reading of alleged murder victims killed by guns. However, one counter protestor...
  • Bellevue group wants Bloomberg investigated by NYAG

    06/25/2013 6:33:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 June, 2013 | Dave Workman
    Following weekend revelations that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) website is registered to a New York City government server and apparently administered by city employees, a Bellevue-based gun rights group wants New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate. CBS News, Politico and others learned about the MAIG website registration and Monday morning, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms called on Schneiderman to determine whether any laws have been broken. Gottlieb told Examiner that using taxpayer-owned computer servers to host a website for a politically-motivated gun control group is “pretty...
  • Michael Bloomberg gun control group site registered to N.Y.C.

    06/24/2013 1:46:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | June 21, 2013 | Maggie Haberman and Steve Friess
    The name “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” is well known as Mike Bloomberg’s gun-control arm, which he spends his personal fortune through on ads. Yet the group’s website is registered to, and handled by, official city government servers and staffers. Domain names for MAIG were registered in 2006 by the New York City Department of Information and Technology, and have remained on official city web servers ever since.Yet the group’s “action fund,” through which he has piped at least $14 million of his own money in ads over gun control this year alone, is registered as a 501c4, a nonprofit “social...
  • Mayor drops-out of Bloomberg’s coalition, says ‘focus shouldn't be against law-abiding citizens’

    06/24/2013 2:27:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 23, 2013 | Patrick Howley, Investigative Reporter
    An independent Illinois mayor is leaving New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun coalition because he said the group strayed from its original mission and became too focused on pushing for an assault-weapons ban. “I’ve dropped out of a group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG),” Rockford, Illinois mayor Larry Morrissey said at a Rockford Tea Party town hall Saturday as the crowd burst into applause. “The reason why I joined the group in the first place is because I took the name for what it said. Against ‘Illegal’ guns.” “The challenge that we see day in and day out...
  • NC:Groups on both sides of gun debate rally in downtown Raleigh(barfalert)

    06/23/2013 9:45:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    wral.com ^ | 22 June, 2013 | Tara Lynn
    Raleigh, N.C. — As part of ongoing effort to get Congress to pass "common-sense gun laws," supporters of Mayors Against Illegal Guns rallied in downtown Raleigh's Moore Square Saturday to call for lawmakers to strengthen the country's background check system. The group, a coalition of more than 900 mayors from across the country, is conducting a 100-day bus tour that began following a June 14 ceremony that marked the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse Lewis was one of 20 first graders slain in the Dec. 14, 2012 rampage...
  • Mayors Against Illegal Guns Uses New York City Resources

    06/21/2013 6:41:54 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    The official website of gun control advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) is hosted by the City of New York, according to publicly available web hosting records. This revelation, first reported by conservative blogger John Ekdahl on June 20, is the latest evidence of coordination between government officials and MAIG using public resources. Founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, MAIG is registered under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code as a social welfare organization granted a tax exempt status. Domain records at WhoIs.net also state that the registrant of MayorsAgainstIllegalGuns.org, MAIG’s primary website, is the New York City...
  • ‘As a NYC taxpayer, I’m pissed’: Is Mayors Against Illegal Guns using NYC resources for its website?

    06/21/2013 1:34:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 21, 2013 | Staff
    John Ekdahl, Jr. @JohnEkdahl Whoa, whoa, whoa. Why is “Mayors Against Illegal Guns”, a nonprofit, being hosted on NYC gov servers? http://whois.net/ip-address-lookup/161.185.30.92 … 10:45 PM - 20 Jun 2013 John Ekdahl, Jr. @JohnEkdahl No, really. That’s sort of a big deal. 10:47 PM - 20 Jun 2013 Paging the IRS: Can we get a ruling on this? John Ekdahl, Jr. @JohnEkdahl I mean, FFS, the *registrant* of the MAIG domain is NYC. Registrant Name:NYC DoITT http://t.co/gUzwUyp5PE Kilowog @MoronsUseRealNa @JohnEkdahl I guess when you have billions, whats a few taxpayer dollars? http://twitpic.com/cyauoy 11:30 PM - 20 Jun 2013.....(continued)
  • 1 in 12 on Bloomberg’s gun victims list are crime suspects

    06/21/2013 9:44:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JUNE 21, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD
    A preliminary analysis of the list of shooting “victims” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is reading at rallies for new gun control laws finds that one in 12 are crime suspects killed by police or armed citizens acting in self-defense.   The review of 617 killings found that 50 were suspects in crimes ranging from assault to murder, not the type of violence Bloomberg’s group suggests in its “No More Names” campaign to draw attention to the estimated 6,000 gun death “tragedies” since the mid-December Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newton, Conn.   The...
  • Bloomberg's Gun Control Rally Names Boston Bomber as Victim of Gun Violence

    06/19/2013 11:01:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 19, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    At a June 18 gun control rally in New Hampshire sponsored by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns group, the name of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was read aloud as a recent victim of gun violence. Throughout the rally, organizers read a list of names of people who had been killed with guns since the Dec. 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. When they read Tsarnaev's name, pro-gun supporters who were at the rally to counter Bloomberg's group began shouting, "He's a terrorist," according to a report by Tim Buckland of the...
  • Bloomberg bodyguard jailed for seven years for attempted murder in love triangle shooting

    06/18/2013 10:39:30 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 06/17/2013 | Jill Reilly
    Mayor Bloomberg's bodyguard has been jailed for seven years for attempted murder in a love triangle shooting. Leopold McLean, 49, shot his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend outside her home in November 2010. The shooting took place after the veteran NYPD officer had dropped off Mayor Bloomberg’s daughter Georgina at home after a Knicks game.
  • Bloomberg's money loses to grassroots citizen activists on gun control in Nevada

    06/15/2013 4:26:42 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | June 15, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, billionaire, desiring to rewrite the constitution, and countrywide buttinski suffered a major "gun control" loss on Thursday in Nevada. He and his pet group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), "spent hundreds of thousands of dollars" to buy passage of the Nevada state legislature's bill SB 221, another dangerous piece of gun control legislation dressed up to look palatable by applying the innocuous-sounding "background check" label to it. Bloomberg lost, and lost big-time, not because of a paid opposition wading in money, but because of a viral grass-roots effort organized by average Americans provided...
  • The Fundraising Email I Got from Mayors Against Illegal Guns

    06/11/2013 12:04:41 PM PDT · by Castigar · 12 replies
    Email | Castigar
    My name -- No More Names: The Drive to Reduce Gun Violence Friday marks six months since the mass shooting in Newtown, CT. It also marks six months of inaction from Congress. That's why we're launching an ambitious, nationwide bus tour that will bring survivors and supporters directly to members of Congress across the country. No More Names: The Drive to Reduce Gun Violence will visit 25 states in 100 days. We will stand in front of the local offices of members of Congress and read the names of Americans murdered with guns since Newtown, who number more than 5,000...
  • For Bloomberg, Gun Control Fight Shifts to State Capitals

    06/02/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 1, 2013 | Javier C. Hernandez
    CARSON CITY, Nev. — John W. Griffin is a fast-talking, whiskey-loving, fifth-generation Nevadan who spends his days as a lobbyist courting lawmakers in Stetsons. He advocates for luxury casinos, once brokered a dispute between a brothel and a nightclub, and has helped feuding families resolve tussles over cattle crossings. Now he is representing the ultimate city slicker, Michael R. Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, who, undaunted by defeat in Congress, is taking his campaign for stricter gun laws to the nation’s state capitals, including here, where a bill to expand the use of criminal background checks is before the...
  • Letter sent to Mayor Bloomberg tests positive for ricin

    05/29/2013 3:21:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 29, 2013 | NA
    DEVELOPING: Anonymous letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the director of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns in Washington, DC contained material that preliminarily tested positive for ricin, according to NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne. According to a statement released on Wednesday, the letters potentially containing the deadly poison were sent to Mayor Bloomberg on Friday and to the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns on Sunday. It is believed that the letters threatened Mayor Bloomberg and made reference to the gun control debate...
  • With gun violence down, is America arming against an imagined threat? (+video)

    05/09/2013 12:15:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 8, 2013 | Patrik Jonsson
    A Pew study released Tuesday finds that Americans think gun violence has escalated when in reality it's way down from two decades ago. The violence has dropped, meanwhile, even as gun ownership has increased. Mass shootings, frantic gun-buying, and more Americans legally carrying guns on the street all point to a country fighting a gun violence epidemic, right? Not necessarily. As part of a broader trend of declining crime, gun violence in America – while still high relative to other... --snip-- “The gun prohibition lobby has long promoted this idea that reducing the number of guns is a good idea,...
  • Next Time, the NRA Will Lose

    05/02/2013 4:14:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast's Politics Beast ^ | May 2, 2013 | Michael Tomasky
    How stupid does the Senate background-check vote look now, I ask the pundits and others who thought it was dumb politics for Obama and the Democrats to push for a vote that they obviously knew they were going to lose. I’d say not very stupid at all. The nosedive taken in the polls by a number of senators who voted against the bill, most of them in red states, makes public sentiment here crystal clear. And now, for the first time since arguably right after the Reagan assassination attempt—a damn long time, in other words—legislators in Washington are feeling political...
  • Nevadans To Protest Senator Dean Heller For Voting Against Background Checks On Saturday

    04/19/2013 9:53:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | 19 April, 2013 | NA
    LAS VEGAS, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns announced today that concerned Nevadans will gather with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, ProgressNow Nevada, and veteran and gun owner Johnathan L. Abbinett on Saturday for a "Shame on You" protest against Senator Dean Heller, who voted with the Washington gun lobby and against the 90 percent of Nevadans who support commonsense, life-saving background checks for all gun sales. This week Senator Heller was among those who voted against bipartisan legislation proposed by Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey that would have closed the loopholes that make it easy for...