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450 Mayors Petition Obama To Adopt Broad Gun Reform
The Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2009 | David S. Fallis

Posted on 10/02/2009 7:54:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A new report from a national coalition of mayors urges President Obama to adopt dozens of reforms to help curb gun violence, including steps to crack down on problems at gun shows and the creation of a federal interstate firearms trafficking unit.

The "Blueprint for Federal Action on Illegal Guns," a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post, presents 40 recommendations that "would dramatically improve law enforcement's ability to keep guns out of the hands of criminals -- and, in doing so, save innocent lives."

The strategies outlined by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a bipartisan group of about 450 mayors nationwide, focus on the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The agency, which has been sent a copy of the report, declined to comment.

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ATF agents should have greater discretion to conduct criminal investigations at gun shows identified as sources of firearms later seized in crimes, the report states, noting that "criminal activity endemic to some gun shows goes unchecked."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: agenda; banglist; bho44; bhobanglist; congress; democrats; maig; mayors; obama
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1 posted on 10/02/2009 7:54:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

are they all democrats??


2 posted on 10/02/2009 7:55:43 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

450 mayors wanting this cannot be a good thing. Sorry, if they are thinking that gun shows have ‘loopholes’ that’s a red flag to me.


3 posted on 10/02/2009 7:55:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Joe Brower

Ping


4 posted on 10/02/2009 7:55:59 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just two words:

Molon Labe


5 posted on 10/02/2009 7:56:13 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

450 mayors (plus a president) needing to be removed from office.


7 posted on 10/02/2009 7:56:56 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I didn't realize we had that many communist mayors in this country. Yikes! This country is in worse shape than I thought.

BTW: Taking peoples' Second Amendment rights away from them IS NOT "reform". It's communism.

8 posted on 10/02/2009 7:57:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I don't remember Americans being called "racists" when we fought against Hillarycare.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s my recommendation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. Lock up the criminals and don’t let them out.


9 posted on 10/02/2009 7:57:45 PM PDT by hometoroost (Time to bust the nut - stamp out ACORN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Take my guns? In Detroit?! Not on my watch.


10 posted on 10/02/2009 8:00:02 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: hometoroost

Here’s my recommendation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. Lock up the criminals and don’t let them out.
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The extreme left’s ongoing wet-dream of disarming the law-abiding public is not about CRIME. Or criminals. It is all about the Second Amendment and WHY it was put in the Bill of Rights to begin with.


11 posted on 10/02/2009 8:00:44 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: elpadre

Most large and mid-sized city mayors are Democrats, and I imagine that’s the bulk of the 450 in this article.


12 posted on 10/02/2009 8:00:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
450 Mayors Petition Obama To Adopt Broad Gun Reform

Need to hear from the 300K plus Mayors who don’t agree.

13 posted on 10/02/2009 8:01:34 PM PDT by doc1019 (The CIA waterboards, Obama wordboards.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The names of these 450 mayors need to be published in their local newspapers!


14 posted on 10/02/2009 8:01:38 PM PDT by Rio (Don't make me come over there....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The NRA outlined Obama’s beliefs and agenda prior to the election. Any gun owner that voted for Obama had their collective heads up their butts.
15 posted on 10/02/2009 8:02:06 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Implement the “Singapore solution” on gun crimes of violence. Felons using guns get big sentences.

Of course, the nearly law-abiding are always easier targets for minor violations like the wrong sized magazine, or a barrel that’s an inch short—that’s NOT what I’m talking about, but often what we get when the authorities implement no-tolerance.


16 posted on 10/02/2009 8:02:49 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The proposed changes could be accomplished within existing laws through agency reforms, regulatory moves and better funding, the report said. The strategies grew out of academic and government research, an analysis of firearms prosecutions and talks with government and law enforcement officials.

Hmmm.

17 posted on 10/02/2009 8:03:25 PM PDT by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anybody know just how many duly elected “Mayors” there are in this country?

I think my little old cornfield state could muster up at least 450 on our own.


18 posted on 10/02/2009 8:04:17 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Rio

http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/html/home/home.shtml


19 posted on 10/02/2009 8:04:46 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: elpadre

“are they all democrats??”

I bet the so called Republican mayor of New York might be on that list. However I would assume 95% or more are.


20 posted on 10/02/2009 8:06:12 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Colin Powell’s “urban values” in action;

bankruptcy

dependency

servility.


21 posted on 10/02/2009 8:06:19 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

450 opportunities to reclaim America.


22 posted on 10/02/2009 8:07:49 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I missed the part about the most effective remedy, letting law abiding citizens carry.


23 posted on 10/02/2009 8:08:26 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: Domandred


24 posted on 10/02/2009 8:08:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

w/o looking, I’m sure Mayor Manhood of Glenn Beck show fame is on the list.


25 posted on 10/02/2009 8:11:42 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: knarf
And here they are
26 posted on 10/02/2009 8:11:48 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All they have to do is sneak in some federal gun control bill in another innocuous bill and pass it on through .... just like what they’re trying to do with health care ...


27 posted on 10/02/2009 8:12:10 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everytime this is mentioned in our local paper most of the local mayors deny ever signing on to support the propoals.
Apparantly they somehow put their names on a mailing list for information but didn’t read the fine print.
At least that is the story they tell when the complaints start rolling in from voters who are supporters of the 2nd ammendment.


28 posted on 10/02/2009 8:14:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro (You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat - Claire Wolfe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

one cannott petition a president to violate his constitutional rights.

someone needs to give Bloomberg an enema.


29 posted on 10/02/2009 8:16:51 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just checked Texas. We have one mayor that is a member.
Richard Ward
Hurst, TX

http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/html/members/members.shtml


30 posted on 10/02/2009 8:17:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: knarf

As big as Texas is there is oniy 1 mayor listed. That’s amazing

Mayor Richard Ward
Hurst, TX


31 posted on 10/02/2009 8:18:52 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That averages out to 9 in each state.

Really not that many.


32 posted on 10/02/2009 8:19:20 PM PDT by mouser
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

ooooh. Interesting website. Such as this:

Wal-Mart and the bi-partisan coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns have announced that Wal-Mart, the largest seller of firearms in the nation, has adopted the new Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership, a 10-point code that will help ensure that guns do not fall into the wrong hands. The Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership, created by Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Wal-Mart, is a set of policies that will be implemented over time that includes video recording of sales, rigid controls on inventory, checks that gun purchasers are not misrepresenting themselves, and the development of a first-of-its kind computerized crime gun trace log for retailers.
Read the full press release

RESPONSIBLE FIREARMS RETAILER PARTNERSHIP:
A 10-Point Voluntary Code

1. Videotaping the Point of Sale for All Firearms Transactions. Participating retailers will videotape the point-of-sale of all firearms transactions and maintain videos for 6 months to deter illegal purchases and monitor employees.

2. Computerized Crime Gun Trace Log and Alert System. Participating retailers will maintain a computerized log of crime gun traces relating to the retailer. Once the program is in place, if a customer who has a prior trace at that retailer attempts to purchase a firearm, the sale will be electronically flagged. The retailer would have discretion to proceed with the sale or stop the sale.

3. Purchaser Declaration. For sales flagged by the trace alert system, participating retailers will ask purchasers to fill out a declaration indicating that they meet the legal requirement to purchase the firearm.

4. Deterring Fake IDs. Participating retailers will only accept valid federal- or state-issued picture IDs as primary identification. Retailers will utilize additional ID checking mechanisms.

5. Consistent Visible Signage. Participating retailers will post signage created by the Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership to alert customers of their legal responsibilities at the point-of-sale.

6. Employee Background Checks. Participating retailers will conduct criminal background checks for all employees selling or handling firearms.

7. Employee Responsibility Training. Participating retailers will participate in an employee responsibility training program focused on deterring illegal purchasers. The Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership will create an online training system based on Wal-Mart’s training program.

8. Inventory Checking. Participating retailers will conduct daily and quarterly audits. Guidelines will be based on Wal-Mart’s firearms audit check procedures.

9. No Sales Without Background Check Results. Participating retailers would prohibit sales based on “default proceeds,” which are permitted by law when the background check has not returned a result within 3 days.

10. Securing Firearms. Participating retailers will maintain firearms kept in customer accessible areas in locked cases or locked to racks.


33 posted on 10/02/2009 8:20:34 PM PDT by Rio (Don't make me come over there....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Our idiot RINO mayor here in Jacksonville, FL is a member. I’ve been trading emails with the idiot.

I’ll be doing what I can to see his butt kicked out as soon as possible.


34 posted on 10/02/2009 8:22:20 PM PDT by SampleMan (No one should die on a gov. waiting list., or go broke because the gov. has dictated their salary.)
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To: smokingfrog

California on the other hand

Mayor Jane P. Kennedy
Campbell, CA

Mayor Cheryl Cox
Chula Vista, CA

Mayor Robert Wasserman
Fremont, CA

Mayor Ashley Swearengin
Fresno, CA

Mayor Roosevelt F. Dorn
Inglewood, CA

Mayor Sukhee Kang
Irvine, CA

Mayor Larry Burrola
Irwindale, CA

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles, CA

Mayor Rob Schroder
Martinez, CA

Mayor Paul Eaton
Montclair, CA

Mayor Ron Dellums
Oakland, CA

Mayor Sue Severson
Orinda, CA

Mayor Pamela Torliatt
Petaluma, CA

Mayor Jennifer Hosterman
Pleasanton, CA

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin
Richmond, CA

Mayor Dennis Donohue
Salinas, CA

Mayor Patrick J. Morris
San Bernardino, CA

Mayor Jerry Sanders
San Diego, CA

Mayor Gavin Newsom
San Francisco, CA

Mayor Chuck Reed
San Jose, CA

Mayor Miguel Pulido
Santa Ana, CA

Mayor Marty Blum
Santa Barbara, CA

Mayor Ken Genser
Santa Monica, CA

Mayor Susan Gorin
Santa Rosa, CA

Mayor Ann Johnston
Stockton, CA

Mayor Morris Vance
Vista, CA

Mayor Abbe Land
West Hollywood, CA

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon
West Sacramento, CA

I’m coming to see you. :0)


35 posted on 10/02/2009 8:23:55 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: knarf

Thanks for the list. Only two from my state - and from two of the more lib cities...

Mayor Denny Doyle
Beaverton, OR

Mayor Kitty Piercy
Eugene, OR


36 posted on 10/02/2009 8:24:24 PM PDT by Rio (Don't make me come over there....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is how it works, at least during collectivisation.
The “Leaders” of the Komsomol, or the party cadres all
call for action as though it was a ground swell of support.
Naturally the polit must heed the “will of the masses” and
so what ever action is proposed is made a mass movement.
The fact that the guidence of the cadres was from the hands
of the polit remains unseen, and suddenly there is a
program, a mass “struggle”, and every thing is changed.

A student of socialism has seen this happen time after time.


37 posted on 10/02/2009 8:25:22 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SkyDancer
Don't you know that gun violence is a health issue? Epidemiologists are studying it like a disease. They've proven (in their minds) that if you have a gun you are much more likely to die. So they are ready to administer the penicillin. They choose not to see that the same violent thugs are killing each other with railroad ties and pipes.

Watch for gun laws to be inserted into healthcare or carbon cap-and-tax at the last minute. Or maybe in a "stimulus" bill.

38 posted on 10/02/2009 8:25:36 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most large and mid-sized city mayors are Democrats, and I imagine that’s the bulk of the 450 in this article...
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Put to this task by the administration for sure...to begin its list of “imperative reasons” that law-abiding citizens should not be armed. Ignoring the fact that criminals do not obey laws and can and do get guns at will — and not legally.


39 posted on 10/02/2009 8:26:34 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: hometoroost

Here’s my recommendation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

Don’t let politicians have guns.


40 posted on 10/02/2009 8:27:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Domandred

I prefer “From my cold, dead hands,” but that one is good too.


41 posted on 10/02/2009 8:27:33 PM PDT by jkeith3213
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To: Rio

That is interesting.


42 posted on 10/02/2009 8:28:05 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: tet68

If we set a minimum IQ requirement we could take care of that.


43 posted on 10/02/2009 8:29:37 PM PDT by hometoroost (Time to bust the nut - stamp out ACORN)
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To: knarf

Interesting.

My home state of California has 29 Mayors who signed onto this gun-grabbing petition, while my adopted state of Texas has just 1.

Pretty revealing, eh?


44 posted on 10/02/2009 8:29:59 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: hometoroost

As far as I can tell all the Georgia mayors
are democrats.


45 posted on 10/02/2009 8:32:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Parley Baer
Check for yourself:

http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/html/members/members.shtml

46 posted on 10/02/2009 8:34:03 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: knarf

The list of MN mayors is not the least bit shocking. All 5 need to lose their jobs!


47 posted on 10/02/2009 8:34:07 PM PDT by jurroppi1 (America, do not commit Barry Care-y!)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

“ATF agents should have greater discretion to conduct criminal investigations at gun shows”

I don’t think so.


48 posted on 10/02/2009 8:35:13 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Good to see no San Luis Obispo county towns on there. Take that SLO.


49 posted on 10/02/2009 8:37:43 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Answers.com says there are one thousand (1,000) cities in towns in Texas.

There is only one (1) Texas mayor on this tyrannical committee:

Texas: Mayor Richard Ward, Hurst, TX

There is a very good chance that -- once the news gets out he's stupid enough to be on this committee -- that he won't be in office much longer...

50 posted on 10/02/2009 8:38:31 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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