Skip to comments.450 Mayors Petition Obama To Adopt Broad Gun Reform
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.
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)
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And I bet every one of them either carries or has security that does.
My home state of California has 29 Mayors who signed onto this gun-grabbing petition, while my adopted state of Texas has just 1.
Looking at this a little closer, I realized that California has three times the population that Texas does.
So, dividing by three to get some idea of the per capita response among mayors between the two states, we see that it works out to an almost 10 to 1 ratio for gun-grabbing in California.
That's an amazing cultural difference.
Judging by my state (NY), the cities listed have large minority populations and are constantly in the news for shootings. I cant believe these mayors think gun control of any kind will stop this. These people arent using guns bought on the street..which will STILL be there no matter how they want to control guns.
They should concentrate on these people and those guns, instead!!
Oops correction..I meant they ARE using guns bought on the street.
I understand too that carrots will either make you go blind or kill you .. but yes, I be they’ll insert it into some bill ....
The crime rate for gun incidents is out of sight in all those cities that are run by Democrats. Mex Mafia Gang Bangers and Crip/Blood Gangs dominate in them. Many are “Sanctuary Cities” or governed by uber-liberals.
A recent series of LEO operations showed that the majority of firearms collected were stolen or strawman purchases.
Talk about being outnumbered! '-)
We can thank that little bast*rd from New York for this. He has made it his personal crusade to get rid of all guns in America by signing all of these mayors on to his dream!!
Everyone needs to find out if their mayor is on this list and get a bunch of gun owners to protest against him. I read where a bunch of people did that to their mayor and the next day he dropped out of Bloomberg's group and put an ad in the paper apologizing to the people in his city!
I’m not from Texas yet. California, You guts probably wouldn’t let me in because of that and I wouldn’t blame ya.
You just have to wonder about a Texas mayor who signs on to something like this. What the heck was he thinking?
100 percent pure unvarnished B.S. Every place that has restricted private ownership of weapons has seen violent crime INCREASE!
I did sort of enjoy the fact that only *one* mayor in all of Texas was foolish enough to participate. Maybe he drew the short straw.
Guns are dangerous! I got rid of every last one of them.
Yesiree! I did.
Promise to kick out two wetbacks — and/or this dumb@$$ mayor — and we’ll hand you a Texas flag! ‘-)
Yeah, you'd think Texas and California were in different countries. Who knows, they might be in the near future.
Enforce the laws and punish lawbreakers you morons! Let the law abiding alone!
When I moved to Texas, I was told that I needed to show possession of a gun collection and a pickup truck - and demonstrate my ability to use both.
Keeps out the riff-raff. ;-)
Just goes to show that there are 450 mayors in the US that don’t understand the US Constitution and therefore are unqualified for the position that they hold.
Is there a listing of these 450 mayors? It would be very useful on election day. Each and every one of them is obviously qualified for gainful employment in the fast food industry.
LOL you messed up my keyboard. Shouldn’t drink while reading.
I hope for the sake of our beloved republic that we never are.
I know that things are pretty dismal and utterly screwed up in California right now, but I have faith that the American people who live there will find their inner patriot at some point, and come out swinging against the commies that have ruined their state.
He leads this coalition
If the 2nd amendment didn’t allow for the individual possesion of firearms, then why didn’t the founding fathers immediately start confiscating firearms after July 4th, 1776?
NRA-ILA :: Three Indiana Mayors Defect from National Gun Control ...
Sep 25, 2009 ... 50 mayors nationally have resigned from the coalition. ... Bloomberg created Mayors Against Illegal Guns as a front group to lobby ... Your Help Is Needed In Support of BATFE Reform Bills S. 941 And H.R. 2296 ...
What is a few hundred mayors against 100,000,000 gun owners...some people are just plain idiots..and 90% of them are elected officials....
Everything but the kitchen sink - and actually enforcing the many, many, many, MANY laws already on the books.
THAT would be too difficult, since it targets highly mobile and even occasionally rather violent lawbreakers, rather than innocent Americans sitting around watching TV in their livingrooms, who require what firearms they own for self-defense - since, as we’ve seen, no one’s minding the lawbreakers.
And, of course, our inept, misguided, ineffectual, moronic, and corrupt politicians can’t be seen as impotent in the face of crime they are both incapable of addressing, and unwilling to even attempt to address.
No votes in that.
They have to APPEAR to be doing something for the sake of an electorate which is largely too stupid, too preoccupied with their pleasures, and too indifferent to the distinction between justice and injustice to recognize, or even really care about, the difference between criminals and citizens.
As for law enforcement, they don’t get paid for sitting around on their slowly spreading bums twiddling their thumbs, collecting their benefits, and waiting for their pensions; yet certainly it’s better - and a heckuva lot easier and far less risky - to hassle John Q. Citizen than to seem to be doing nothing; or, worse yet, run around looking for and tangling with genuine Bad Guys.
...well, at times, I prefer the historical, succinct reply ofNUTS!!!
From what I’ve read some “mayors” were added to this list without their agreement.
Anyone here have a copy of the actual report???
I pray that your faith is not misplaced. The numbers that you mentioned upthread indicate that patriotic Californians have a Herculean task before them - and to even begin to turn the corner and commence mucking-out the Augean Stables would likely require some horrific event, like a major terrorist attack somewhere on the west coast.
All in all, not a pretty picture.
The conditions there aren't much different than the snapshot picture of the entire US situation, just on a smaller scale.
What California needs is its own resistance movement, with fierce patriots rising through the ranks to motivate the larger majority of its citizens.
I'm sure that there are many good Americans in California who are thinking and planning along just such lines right now. Yes, they do have a herculean task before them, but with the right appeals, from the right leadership, they can beat back the forces which are destroying their state.
At some point, the pain of liberal mishandling will become so great, that people there won't have anything left to lose. They'll fight back then, and it won't be with kid gloves.
Not unlike what is poised to occur across the whole US.
The Mayor of Albuquerwue and most other cities are just as bad.
“There are no plans for public release of the document, which is being distributed to key members of Obama’s administration and agencies affected by the recommendations.”
hmmmm . . . more transparent business as usual . . .
This might not be such a bad thing for those being unjustly denied their rights. This could come back to haunt the gun-grabbers since SCOTUS said it was an individual right and the feds are denying it.