Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mayors say buh-bye Bloomberg

More than 50 members of Mike Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition have left the group. Some of the mayors are no longer in office, but BuzzFeed Politics reports others quit the group because it became something other than originally advertised:
“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.
The Union Leader, a newspaper in New Hampshire, suggests MAIG change its name to something more accurate: Liberal Mayors Against the Second Amendment.

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