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MAIG Coordinators Paid as City Employees, Saves Gun-Hater's Money
Allnineyards ^ | May 20th | Sean Caranna

Posted on 05/28/2012 7:26:00 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

Here's a great way to reduce overhead and be effective at running a national organization dedicated to infringing on the gun rights of everyday people all at the same time... Have cities hire your people for you so that tax payers cover 1/4 of your people’s salary and benefits, pay for most of their operational costs, and finance all of their other resources! It also embeds your people as leaders in city government so that you don’t have to lobby there!

Sounds like another conspiracy theory from the tinfoil hat brigade... Right?

Back in March, while researching the repeal of some anti-gun ordinances, I stumbled across an Orlando City Council agenda item that grabbed my attention. It was, on its surface, just a mundane action item for the annual contract renewal of a city employee. But this city employee's job title was, well, unique...

"Approving Employment Contract for the Grant-Funded Position of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Regional Coordinator." City of Orlando Website

The agenda included a budgetary breakdown for how a $75,000 grant from the "United Against Illegal Guns Support Fund" was to be spent.

$60,000 in salary and benefits for the "MAIG Regional Coordinator" $2,000 for Supplies $3,000 for "Contractual Services" 10,000 for Travel

Also attached was the Fiscal Impact statement. It showed that this employee's salary and benefits were expected to cost the city $84,000 for the year. It allocated $24,000 from the city's "General Fund" to cover the grant's shortfall.

The employee's resume was also attached.

Linda S. Vaughn

Southeast U. S. Regional Director (thirteen states) for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Florida Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence Lobbyist for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Florida Retail Federation, Early Childhood Association She "organized and activated the Floridians Against Workplace Violence Coalition for the sole purpose of defeating" the bill that protects parking lot storage of lawful guns in private vehicles. Mayors Against Illegal Guns – Lobbying to close the "gun show loophole" (prohibiting private sales of firearms) and to close the "terror gap" (depriving people of their right to keep and bear arms without due-process by putting them on the no-fly list).

This is also the same Linda S. Vaughn who was busted trying to bait people in to illegal gun transfers in 2004.

She is a long time ant-gun lobbyist in Florida who lives in Tallahassee.

So, Linda S. Vaughn is paid a salary of at least $60,000 per year by the City of Orlando using grant funds provided by the Chicago based Joyce Foundation in collusion with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns. She also receives city medical, dental and leave accrual benefits at taxpayer expense. Her authorized pay range tops out at $228,113.60 for this job annually.


Complicating matters more is that some of the appointments use nothing but tax dollars. William Morales is a Milwaukee, WI Police officer who was taken off the street and put on a one-year leave of absence so he could be Mayor Barrett's representative to the Mayors Against Illegal Guns as Regional Coordinator. Paulina DeHaan now holds the job.

These gun control lobbyists have been drawing government paychecks and operating city departments at tax payer expense to take away your right to bear arms for almost a decade. The Joyce Foundation and Bloomberg’s groups have provided millions in funding to the cities that put Bloomberg's people in place, but they do not pay anything close to the entire bill.

Public statements and press releases about these "MAIG RCs" are noticeably scarce. The one that I did find from a Mayor employing activists on behalf of MAIG is highly deceptive. It completely ignores that fact that the grants only cover about ¾ of the employee’s direct expense to the city and none of the direct or indirect expenses of other city resources used by Bloomberg’s private anti-gun lobbying group.

"Funded by the grant, the regional coordinator who will work out of Mayor Coleman’s office with the full support of the mayor, his staff and the Columbus Department of Public Safety. The coordinator will be charged with advancing common-sense state and local policies to address gun violence in Ohio, facilitate the enforcement of existing gun laws and engage partners among additional mayors, law enforcement, the firearms industry and the faith community." ... "I am thrilled that Mayor Coleman and the City of Columbus will host the new Ohio regional coordinator for Mayors Against Illegal Guns," said New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, coalition co-chair."

- Columbus Ohio Press Rel. Apr 2010

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Mayor Bloomberg's up to no good again. This time, instead of using his own deep pockets to attack your 2nd amendment rights, he's having his people infiltrate state governments so that various states are paying the tab.
1 posted on 05/28/2012 7:26:08 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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If you follow the money laundering trails, you end up back to George Soros, through the Joyce foundation.

2 posted on 05/28/2012 7:34:32 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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3 posted on 05/28/2012 7:43:27 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: neverdem; The Mayor; Tribune7; MplsSteve; Diana in Wisconsin; Joe Brower; TonyRo76

Ping names from the old master ping list; this affects several cities in several states.

There’s a discussion about this on Armed American Radio, starting at about 28 minutes. He talks mainly about Ohio, Florida, and of course New York as Bloomberg is the head of the snake here; 9 states in total.

4 posted on 05/28/2012 7:43:45 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I love to hear gun haters when they mone.

I’ve heard of lilliputian weapons, but ant-guns must be a new step in miniaturization.

(duck’n & runn’n)

5 posted on 05/28/2012 7:59:14 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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6 posted on 05/28/2012 9:13:33 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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7 posted on 05/28/2012 9:19:03 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Where is Congress to put a halt to this?! How is it not slavery to have your own taxes appropriated to take away still more of your own rights and freedoms?! The commie-rot is taking this country down; 0bama is just a symptom of this rotten suicidal ideology. Is our nation this desensitized that this can continue unabated? God help us.

8 posted on 05/28/2012 11:02:56 AM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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