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Mayors Gone Wild (Another member of ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ arrested)
Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 26, 2013

Posted on 03/27/2013 8:04:04 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Mayors Against Illegal Guns member and Democratic Gainesville, Fla., Mayor Craig Lowe was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and property damage after police found him asleep in his car at the scene of a crash last Thursday.

Police said Lowe appeared intoxicated and his Honda Civic was badly damaged, according to WKMG in Orlando.

“I regret that my actions Thursday morning have disappointed so many friends, supporters, and citizens of Gainesville,” Lowe said in a statement. “I hope that in the future I will again prove worthy of the public’s trust and confidence.”

The Gainesville Democrat faces a mayoral runoff election on April 16. His arraignment is scheduled for April 11, according to the Florida Alligator.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Miscellaneous; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; corruption; danger; democrats; drunk; guncontrol; maig; mayor

1 posted on 03/27/2013 8:04:05 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What is an “illegal gun”?


2 posted on 03/27/2013 8:06:04 AM PDT by sport
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

ban Honda civics!


3 posted on 03/27/2013 8:07:55 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: sport

What is an “illegal gun”?

That would be any and all guns, if the left gets their way.


4 posted on 03/27/2013 8:09:48 AM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
[scarcasm] This just proves once and for all the only way to drunken driving is to prohibit people who've never been convicted of crimes from buying red cars with more than 100 horsepower. Government needs to do something to make our streets safe for children! [/sarcasm]
5 posted on 03/27/2013 8:10:07 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The article lists five MAIG mayors who have been arrested, but since there are over 800, mostly Dems, I’d bet there are actually a lot more. That would be fun research for FReepers who have the time.


6 posted on 03/27/2013 8:11:32 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: TurboZamboni

Ban drunken mayors!


7 posted on 03/27/2013 8:14:31 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Tupelo

Correct. Except for the ones the left uses to control their slaves.


8 posted on 03/27/2013 8:15:37 AM PDT by sport
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
We already heave too much gun control.
This incident shows that we we need is more control of law breaking, arrogant politicians.

Yet this drunken slob wants more gun control laws.

He must think that more laws against criminals using guns will work better than the laws we have against people like him driving while drunk.

Maybe we should have a law requiring a background check and breathalyzer test for politicians every time they get behind the wheel of a car.
A three day waiting period would be good too.

Lowe is the latest member of Mayors Against Illegal Firearms to have a run-in with the law.

Marcus Hook, Pa., Mayor James Schiliro (R.) was arrested for reckless endangerment and other criminal charges last week after he allegedly fired a handgun inside his home during a booze-fueled argument with a 20-year-old man. Schiliro had allegedly served the minor alcohol and demanded sexual favors when the dispute broke out.

Other members and former members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns have previously been charged with felony corruption, assault of a police officer, and child sex crimes.


9 posted on 03/27/2013 8:23:22 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

As an Elected Public Official he “KNOWS” that Driving under the Influence Can Cause DEATH, Shouldn’t he be charged with “Attempted Murder”??? And YES I believe that ANY and ALL Public Employees and Public Servants should be held to a HIGHER STANDARD than the Average Citizen, and YES I believe that in all cases where a “Public Servant” is CHARGED with an Offense like this, should be Charged and found GUILTY of ATTEMPTED MURDER.


10 posted on 03/27/2013 8:24:55 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Looks like his car is more dangerous than my guns!!


11 posted on 03/27/2013 8:40:09 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: ZULU

“Looks like his car is more dangerous than my guns!!”

The obvious solution is a three-day waiting period between the purchase of an automobile and its delivery, a limit on the number of automobiles an individual can purchase in a month, and a ban on large-capacity gasoline tanks.

That’ll make things safer!


12 posted on 03/27/2013 8:44:32 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He’s an incumbent who’s got a runoff election in 3 weeks and goes out and gets plastered?


13 posted on 03/27/2013 8:45:20 AM PDT by EDINVA
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>”Looks like his car is more dangerous than my guns!!”<

My Guns have killed less people than Ted Kennedy’s Oldsmobile.


14 posted on 03/27/2013 8:50:07 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

:)

That wouold make a GREAT bumper sticker!!!


15 posted on 03/27/2013 8:51:52 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: Kickass Conservative

16 posted on 03/27/2013 9:03:00 AM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Denver mayor Michael Hancock is a member of this group.


17 posted on 03/27/2013 9:07:46 AM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: Puppage

“Ban drunken mayors!”

If drunken mayors are outlawed, only outlaws will have drunken mayors.


18 posted on 03/27/2013 9:22:41 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Business owners work harder! You have to support millions.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He SHOULD go to JAIL but hey he’s a DEMOCRAT so NOTHING will happen to him!!


19 posted on 03/27/2013 9:53:23 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Rennes Templar

LOL!


20 posted on 03/27/2013 10:07:50 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And what are the chances this P.O.S. gets off with NOTHING happening to him. I bet he doesn’t even pay a fine.

Always protecting their own. Friggin bastards.


21 posted on 03/27/2013 10:16:21 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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