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Former Bloomberg Ally Says ‘Mayors’ Group’s Goal Is Gun Confiscation
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 6, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 02/06/2014 6:02:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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 in the Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City. I’m a life member of the National Rifle Association and a former member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, or MAIG, started by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2006.

I’m no longer a member of MAIG. Why? Just as Ronald Reagan said of the Democratic Party, it left me. And I’m not alone: Nearly 50 pro-Second Amendment mayors have left the organization. They left for the same reason I did. MAIG became a vehicle for Bloomberg to promote his personal gun-control agenda — violating the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and taking resources away from initiatives that could actually work to protect our neighborhoods and save precious lives. […]

It did not take long to realize that MAIG’s agenda was much more than ridding felons of illegal guns; that under the guise of helping mayors facing a crime and drug epidemic, MAIG intended to promote confiscation of guns from law-abiding citizens. I don’t believe, never have believed and never will believe that public safety is enhanced by encroaching on our right to bear arms, and I will not be a part of any organization that does.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; maig; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/06/2014 6:02:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bloomberg and Soros - like two peas in a pod.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 6:04:02 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for clarifying that for us, Bloomberg. (sarcasm)


3 posted on 02/06/2014 6:08:00 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t every anti-gun movement have gun confiscation as its final objective?


4 posted on 02/06/2014 6:09:35 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: jsanders2001

“Bloomberg and Soros - like two peas in a pod.”

Yup, and they are typical leftist elitists, and they embrace tyranny like an aphrodisiac.

They are so hot-to-trot to disarm the American people? Then they should have the balls to undertake the confiscations themselves, instead of sending some civil servants out to do their bidding. Man up, Mike and George, and personally show up on the doorsteps of the American people, and demand they hand over their firearms to you.


5 posted on 02/06/2014 6:09:43 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: marktwain; neverdem

Ping.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 6:12:34 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: jsanders2001

You see how they are destroying Chris Christie over this bridge closing? Bloomberg did the same exact thing, only he did it to practically the entire city of New York out of revenge after the city council rejected his congestion pricing. He closed down streets, had streets cut in half, approved every street repair imaginable, anything and everything to make traffic as bad as humanly possible, and he did it for YEARS. I point this out because in this country corruption is apparently OK for those who are billionaires.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 6:13:08 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: jsanders2001
You think either one would have the b@lls to confront a legal gun owner and try to confiscate their firearms?

Neither of them is fit to breath air. They are wastes of skin.

8 posted on 02/06/2014 6:16:33 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Come and take it.


9 posted on 02/06/2014 6:24:26 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The next step after gun confiscation will be shipping people off to the camps.

Since you'll be marked for death at that point anyway, might as well go down fighting.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

10 posted on 02/06/2014 6:26:51 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

Of course - and this goes without saying - the Mayors won't be doing the confiscation personally. No, they'll be sending paid lackeys out to do the confiscation for them.

The lackeys will be doing something else for the Mayors too, but the specifics of that will become clear at the time the attempted confiscation actually takes place.

11 posted on 02/06/2014 6:31:42 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Targets located.


12 posted on 02/06/2014 6:35:59 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“life member of the National Rifle Association and a former member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns”
I’m calling BS. Anybody joining the commie mayor’s group knew exactly what kind of group it was. All they had to do is look around at who the other members were.
They never were against “illegal guns”, they were trying to make guns illegal. NRA Life Member my a$$!


13 posted on 02/06/2014 6:44:52 PM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"“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."

REALLY? What was your first clue Sherlock?

14 posted on 02/06/2014 6:49:57 PM PST by Desron13
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

> You think either one would have the b@lls to confront a legal gun owner and try to confiscate their firearms?
Neither of them is fit to breath air. They are wastes of skin.

I wonder if their bodyguards carry knives.../s


15 posted on 02/06/2014 6:57:16 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: 353FMG
Doesn’t every anti-gun movement have gun confiscation as its final objective?

Absolutely.

Until I saw the fools line up for registration in CT, I had hopes that attempts at confiscation would ignite resistance, even rebellion. I no longer see it that way. Apparently, even most firearm owners are sheeple.

16 posted on 02/06/2014 7:07:32 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The older I get the more certain I am that most of America’s problems can be fixed with tar and feathers and lots of rope!


17 posted on 02/06/2014 7:10:11 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Soon.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 7:14:27 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Anything regarding this administration ..... remember I told you so first!)
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To: ought-six

What’s a megalomaniac billionaire to do these days?


19 posted on 02/06/2014 7:57:10 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Confiscation is the ultimate goal of most gun control efforts.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 8:03:40 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

“Until I saw the fools line up for registration in CT, I had hopes that attempts at confiscation would ignite resistance, even rebellion. I no longer see it that way. Apparently, even most firearm owners are sheeple.”

You realize, of course, that 90% of the gun owners in CT refused to register their guns and magazines? 90% is a pretty good number for civil disobedience.


21 posted on 02/06/2014 8:34:38 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain
You realize, of course, that 90% of the gun owners in CT refused to register their guns and magazines? 90% is a pretty good number for civil disobedience.

No, I was not. Can you point me to a good source for that estimate?

22 posted on 02/06/2014 8:54:36 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: marktwain
90% is an amazing number for civil disobedience of a law like that.

55 out of 62 Colorado sheriffs refusing to enforce new guns laws is also a pretty impressive display of civil disobedience.

23 posted on 02/06/2014 9:48:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: ought-six

“Then they should have the balls to undertake the confiscations themselves, “

Let them go and grab the guns belonging to GANGS and FELONS, and leave law-abiding citizens ALONE! (Oh wait a second...they don’t want to alienate two critical Democratic voting blocs /s;)


24 posted on 02/06/2014 9:57:31 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

if it’s gun grabbing they want they will have a war.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 2:23:16 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: 353FMG

Registration = confiscation.


26 posted on 02/07/2014 4:18:19 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s; All

“You realize, of course, that 90% of the gun owners in CT refused to register their guns and magazines? 90% is a pretty good number for civil disobedience.

No, I was not. Can you point me to a good source for that estimate?”

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/01/robert-farago/ct-massive-non-compliance-assault-weapons-large-capacity-magazine-registration/


27 posted on 02/07/2014 6:33:30 AM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: carriage_hill; All

Gun Registration is Gun Confiscation

Thought you might like this essay:

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2012/12/gun-registration-is-gun-confiscation.html


28 posted on 02/07/2014 6:38:12 AM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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