This just in… Michael Bloomberg is an idiot. As we reported over the weekend, he was recently discovered using taxpayer resources to help fund his Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) group.
This also just in… Any Mayor who stays in this group is also an idiot. Recently two members finally said enough is enough and left the organization. Why? Well they pointed to deception and feel they were misled about what the group actually stands for (a.k.a. LIES). What is an illegal gun? Seriously. Without even putting on my 2A hat I can tell you that Bloomberg isn't trying to enforce current gun laws (of which most are unconstitutional). He is trying to change the gun laws. That is the truth. Bloomberg's group does not lobby to enforce gun laws. They lobby to change them.
Lawrence Morrissey of Rockford, Illinois has left MAIG as reported by US News:
"I've dropped out of a group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns," Morrissey said at a June 22 town hall meeting, to loud 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."
In Rockford – Illinois' third-largest city, with more than 150,000 residents – gun crime infrequently involves assault weapons, Morrissey said, but often involves handguns that are "usually in the hands of people who are prohibited from having them," particularly convicted felons.
Morrissey joined MAIG because "I thought it was about enforcement of [the] existing gun laws" against illegal weapons, the three-term mayor said. "As the original mission swayed, that's when I decided that it was no longer in line with my beliefs."
Morrissey makes a compelling case.
A second Mayor has also come forward to tell a similar tale. This is not about enforcing gun laws. It is about changing them. Donnalee Lozeau of Nashua, NH took offense to the personal attacks on Kelly Ayotte as well as coming to the common sense conclusion that this was not about "illegal" guns.
The New Hampshire Union Leader reports:
Lozeau told the New Hampshire Union Leader she joined the group after extensively researching it at the suggestion of a neighbor, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut.
She said she felt, "How could anyone have too much heartburn about joining a group that's against illegal guns?"
But when she saw the group's first ad criticizing Ayotte, "I said, 'Wait a minute, I don't want to be part of something like that.' I told them, "You're mayors against illegal guns, you're not mayors for gun control.'
"I left the group immediately upon seeing the first ad. I don't think I even made three weeks," she said.
"I can't imagine there is any mayor in the United States who is not against illegal guns," Lozeau said. "There is no question that I and Nashua's law enforcement community are interested in keeping firearms from those not legally entitled to bear them.
"Nowhere within the literature of this group was there any indication that there would be campaigns against members of Congress, particularly around issues that were not related to illegal guns," said Lozeau. "I have known Sen. Ayotte for many years in many capacities, including her time as New Hampshire's Attorney General. Senator Ayotte is a thoughtful, effective, decisive and hardworking advocate for victims and law enforcement."
Kelly Ayotte got some help from Marco Rubio and his PAC to counter Bloomberg's attack ads. In the end that might have been why Ayotte changed her mind on immigration. But she did stand strong in the heat of battle for a short time. Either way Lozeau also has a very valid argument. I am just not entirely sure how Ayotte might vote the next time. Be warned America. Kelly Ayotte can no longer be trusted.
So what is an illegal gun? If you ask someone who understands the intent of the second amendment they would have to think hard to find an answer to that question. I suppose that keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and those with dangerous mental defects is common sense. If you ask Michael Bloomberg what an illegal gun is he would likely say "All of them!"
Michael Bloomberg is trying to rewrite the constitution, not enforce it. It's good to see a couple of Mayors come to their senses and get out. For the record Lozeau is in fact a Republican but Morrissey is an Independent.
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