Take note: billionaire Bloomberg is a conservative Republican, yet he is devoted to disarming the public so that only the rich and powerful and their bodyguards can have guns. After spending over one HUNDRED million dollars of his personal fortune to get re-elected to a third term as Mayor of New York city, he is outraged that he cannot control the gun laws of states nearby to New York. LOTS of "Conservatives" and "Republicans" are earnestly FOR MORE gun rights restrictions.
I cannot forget a statistic I found back around 1980: Manhattan then had an official homeless population of 160,000; and Manhattan then had 16,000 stretch limousines registered (not counting regular non-stretch limos.) So, there were ten homeless for every stretch limo in 1980. I cannot imagine what that ratio must be nowadays! No wonder the filthy rich are afraid of a population of ordinary citizens owning firearms---they are more and more terrified of an "uprising" of the homeless. Think of it: nearly every large urban area where the richest folks congregate and make the laws has the strongest gun control. And all other areas of the country where ordinary working people are the vast majority have the least gun control. So, who's your daddy?..............................elsullo
Take note: billionaire Bloomberg is a conservative Republican
Portland's mayor, the illustrious/infamous/nefarious boy chaser is among them.The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition is a leftist political coalition of mayors from about 400 United States cities, with a stated agenda of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets." The group was formed by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The coalition's CEO is Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.
The majority of members of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition are Democrats.
The following is a list of mayors that USED to be members, and some quit because they say the agenda of the "coalition" is the same as the Brady Bunch.Indicted, convicted, and scandalized members
A substantial number of member of the coalition have been indicted in recent months, on felony charges. Here in the US, conviction of felony means the immediate loss of both the right to vote and the right to own a gun for the rest of one's life. This is an organization that espouses doing away with "illegal guns", yet a surprising number of their members have made choices in their lives that have set themselves on the path to being disenfranchised from ever owning a gun. <snip>
Twelve mayors that had been members have withdrawn from the organization, claiming either that they were misled about the group's anti-gun platform, or that they were enrolled in the coalition without their knowledge. They are:
* Idaho Falls, Idaho Mayor Jared Fuhriman
* Carmel, Indiana Mayor James Brainard
* Rio Rancho, New Mexico Mayor Kevin Jackson
* Anchorage, Alaska Mayor Mark Begich
* Oldmans Township, New Jersey Mayor Harry Moore
* Walton Hills, Ohio Mayor Marlene Anielski,
* Williamsport, Pennsylvania Mayor Mary B. Wolf
* Madeira Beach, Florida Mayor Patricia Shontz
* Knoxville, Tennessee Mayor Bill Haslam
* Warsaw, Indiana Mayor Ernest B. Wiggins
* Sioux Falls, South Dakota Mayor Dave Munson
* Houston, Texas Mayor Bill White
In her resignation letter, Mayor Patricia Shontz of Madeira Beach, Florida wrote, I am withdrawing because I believe the MAIG is attempting to erode all gun ownership, not just illegal guns. Additionally, I have learned that the MAIG may be working on issues which conflict with legal gun ownership. She added, It appears the MAIG has misrepresented itself to the Mayors of America and its citizens. This is gun control, not crime prevention.
In his resignation letter to Bloomberg, Mayor Harry Moore stated: "It is simply unconscionable that this coalition, under your leadership, would call for a repeal of the Shelby /Tiahrt amendment that helps to safeguard criminal investigations and the lives of law enforcement officers, witnesses and others by restricting access to firearms trace data solely to law enforcement. How anyone, least of all a public official, could be willing to sacrifice such a law enforcement lifeline in order to gain an edge in suing an industry they have political differences with is repugnant to me. The fact that your campaign against this protective language consisted of overheated rhetoric, deception and falsehoods is disturbing."
No, he's not, the only reason he's a republican is that he wasn't far left enough to run as a democrat, so he switched parties. The republicans, desperate to have any successes in NYC agreed. Also, he declared himself "independent" a couple years back.