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  • Mayors Against Illegal Guns Group Tries to “Pay Off” Mayor So He Would Not Leave

    09/07/2013 10:44:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    Gun 'n Freedom ^ | 8/6/13 | Jonathan S.
    The news for Bloomberg’s anti-gun group just keeps getting worse, and even while 50 reported members have already left the group, there is yet another story about how shady this group really is. Mayors Against Illegal Guns is not just against illegal guns. They are against guns in general, and their propaganda shows that. Now a Mayor of NY has come forward to explain how the group offered to “pay him off” in order to retain his membership. According to an article, Walden, NY Mayor Brian Maher never intended to support the group effort’s in the first place. In fact,...
  • Mayors Against Bloomberg’s Bombast

    08/16/2013 8:33:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 13, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The New York Nanny’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, is attracting scant support.During the past couple of decades, as their wretched little cause slowly lost ground, it dawned on the more adroit of America’s gun-control outfits that they might profit from the invention of a new language to market their appeals. Thus it was that we moved away from a debate in which the Left was content to be represented by outfits named “Handgun Control Inc.” and in which restrictionists advocated brazenly for “gun control” and even “gun bans,” and moved toward a debate in which “Handgun Control Inc.” became...
  • Bloomberg gun-control group facing internal backlash amid growing profile

    07/30/2013 2:49:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is losing part of his arsenal of local leaders as more and more long-time members of his gun-control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns say they aren’t happy with the coalition’s trajectory and want out. While the group apparently is growing in membership overall amid an effort to assume a larger profile in the national gun debate, it's turning some members off. In the past five months, 50 members of the group have quit. Many say they did so because the organization abandoned its mission statement of going after illegal guns, and instead used its political...
  • Fargo mayor distances himself from Bloomberg's gun control group ( ND )

    07/26/2013 12:15:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Dickinson Press ^ | July 24, 2013 | Erik Burgess
    A pro-gun control group of mayors started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has scheduled an event in Fargo on Monday, but Bloomberg himself is not expected to attend. Neither is Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker, who said he’s gotten nothing but flak from the tri-state area since announcing his membership in Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns group years ago. “I’ve never resigned, but I’m not an active member either. So I don’t plan on attending,” Walaker said, adding that he hadn’t heard of the event until he was contacted by a reporter. Walaker is the only North Dakota mayor...
  • Bob Scott leaves Mayors Against Illegal Guns ( Sioux City, Iowa )

    07/26/2013 12:03:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | July 25, 2013
    Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott is among a growing number of city leaders across the nation pulling out of a group call Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The group, spearheaded by New York City Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, has been an active advocate for gun control measures. Scott, who joined the group after taking office last year, said he unsubscribed because their political views have exceeded his. ... “They’re not just against illegal guns, they’re against all guns.” Both Buzzfeed and the New York Post have reported that Mayors Against Illegal Guns has lost nearly 50 members since...
  • Mayors misled: Gun group needs a new name - Mayors Against Illegal Guns suffers from its overreach.

    07/24/2013 10:31:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Union Leader (NH) ^ | July 22. 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    Nashua Mayor Donalee Lozeau quit New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns after it exposed its true mission: to pursue strict new gun-control laws. She has had plenty of company. A review of the group’s membership by news and entertainment website Buzzfeed.com found that it has lost more than 50 members who have quit, lost re-election or had their terms expire. Lozeau quit after she saw the group’s first ad attacking U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte for voting against a gun-control bill. “I said, ‘Wait a minute, I don’t want to be part of something like...
  • Weakened arsenal: More than 50 original mayors have quit Bloomberg's anti-gun group

    07/24/2013 9:59:24 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 23, 2013 | S.A. MILLER and GEOFF EARLE
    Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-gun club suddenly isn’t such a hot ticket. His gun-control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns has lost more than 50 of its original mayoral members in the last few months, as disenchanted mayors quit the coalition or leave office. Bloomberg, who pumped millions of dollars of his personal fortune into the group to make it one of the loudest voices in the gun-control debate, now is struggling to replace ex-members. “The original focus, I thought, was going to be . . . on better enforcement of our existing laws, and if anything, we have talked about not getting...
  • Mayors Abandon Bloomberg’s Gun Control Group

    07/22/2013 9:39:50 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | 07/22/2013 | Jacob Fischer
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is finding it hard to keep its membership up, thanks to dozens of resignations and lost elections over the last few months. . . . . . According to an old version of its member list, saved on a blog dated back to late February, more than 50 mayors who were then listed on MAIG’s website are no longer there.
  • GA:Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally only lightly attended by supporters (Photos)

    06/25/2013 6:57:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 24 June, 2013 | Claude Werner
    The "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence" rally in Atlanta today was more heavily attended by counter-ralliers from GeorgiaCarry.org by a margin of approximately two to one than by MAIG supporters. The rally was held at the State Capitol. The media covering the event also seemed to outnumber the Mayors Against Illegal Guns attendees. The GeorgiaCarry members were evident by their orange "Guns Save Lives" buttons. The Executive Director of GeorgiaCarry, Jerry Henry was present. View slideshow: MAIG Atlanta Rally photosThe event began with a reading of alleged murder victims killed by guns. However, one counter protestor...
  • Bloomberg's Gun Control Rally Names Boston Bomber as Victim of Gun Violence

    06/19/2013 11:01:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 19, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    At a June 18 gun control rally in New Hampshire sponsored by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns group, the name of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was read aloud as a recent victim of gun violence. Throughout the rally, organizers read a list of names of people who had been killed with guns since the Dec. 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. When they read Tsarnaev's name, pro-gun supporters who were at the rally to counter Bloomberg's group began shouting, "He's a terrorist," according to a report by Tim Buckland of the...
  • Mayor drops-out of Bloomberg’s coalition, says ‘focus shouldn't be against law-abiding citizens’

    06/24/2013 2:27:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 23, 2013 | Patrick Howley, Investigative Reporter
    An independent Illinois mayor is leaving New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun coalition because he said the group strayed from its original mission and became too focused on pushing for an assault-weapons ban. “I’ve 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...