Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” Falling Apart

From Buzz Feed:

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is finding it hard to maintain some of its members, thanks to dozens of resignations and lost elections over the last few months.

Uh oh. Let’s read on.

“The original focus, I thought, was going to be on focusing on better on enforcement of our existing laws, and if anything, we have talked about not getting involved with things like banning assault weapons and banning magazine clips,” said Rockford, Il. Mayor Lawrence Morrissey, who left the group in June because, he said at a town hall meeting, the group had veered from what he originally thought it was about.
Bloomberg’s group has come under fire recently for naming murder suspects, including Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, in its list of victims of gun violence and for hosting its website on New York City government servers.
According to an old version of its member list, saved on a blog dated back to early February, more than 50 mayors who were then listed on MAIG’s website are no longer there. Most of the mayors whose names are no longer affiliated with the group are off the list either because they resigned or lost an election, but others have specifically asked to be removed.

One question: who isn’t against “illegal guns?” This group is another example of an anti-freedom group attempting to put on a mask and hide their actual agenda, disarming you, me and every other law-abiding American determined not to be a supplicant cowering in a closet when attacked by a criminal.

No worries, Mayor Bloomberg. You can focus on making sure no one eats something with more than 200 mg of sodium.


  1. MAIG and their fellow travelers at the Brady Campaign never miss an opportunity to put the word “illegal” in front of the word “gun”. It is part and parcel of their mission to conflate the lawful use of firearms with the unlawful use and abuse of firearms.

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