Skip to comments.Mayor drops-out of Bloomberg’s coalition, says ‘focus shouldn't be against law-abiding citizens’
Posted on 06/24/2013 2:27:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
An independent Illinois mayor is leaving New York City Mayor Michael Bloombergs anti-gun coalition because he said the group strayed from its original mission and became too focused on pushing for an assault-weapons ban.
Ive 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 in the city of Rockford is not dealing primarily with assault weapons or machine guns, automatic weapons. Its dealing with a typical handgun. All of those typical weapons are usually in the hands of people who are prohibited from having them, Morrissey said.
As the original mission swayed, thats when I decided that it was no longer in line with my beliefs. So thats why I dropped out, Morrissey explained. The focus should not be against law-abiding citizens. We should be focusing our enforcement on folks who have no right to carry a gun, concealed or otherwise.
Morrissey also said that he supports concealed carry and plans to apply for a permit when the opportunity becomes available to him in Illinois.
Personally as well, Ive had three threats that Ive had to deal with since I got elected, he said. None of which turned out to be any major event, but, you know, once you get a death threat and you realize even with the support of the Rockford Police Department, I just know with myself, especially now with a very young family, I dont want to put my familys life at risk...(continued)
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Yep. He isn’t that dumb.
Exactly what I was thinking. However, what he's saying does sound like the truth. If he's got kids and death threats, he'd be a fool not to concealed carry. The press would have a field day with a gun grabbing mayor having a concealed carry weapon, so he may as well just come out now and save himself the grief.
That’s a shame; now Bloomberg’s going to “destroy” him.
Mares against ill-eagle guns=MAIGgots. Oh, and bloomeie, you’re not as good as you think you are.
How did he ever get elected mayor. Rockford is not exactly Tea Party country. But great to hear anyway.
The idea being change the laws, then the citizens are no longer law abiding.
Ok, thanks. I was in the city decades ago and it looked like the unions had already gutted it. Then the little bit I hear from the city is usually bad...but obviously you know the city much better than myself.
Maybe I’ll check it out again some time when I’m in the area.
I know what this statist means by this, but I question the existance of such an animal.
All of God's creatures have an inborn right to defense of self.
Quinn veto of gun bill.
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