CT Mayor and Candidate for Governor Drops Out of Mayors Against Illegal Guns

April 11 2014
by GSL Staff
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Mayors Against Illegal Guns keeps taking hits. Just about a week after a mayor in Georgia sent a scathing reply to the organization after it asked him to join, it looks like the organization is losing one of its high profile members.

Mark Boughton is the current mayor of Danbury, CT and he is seeking the office of governor in the next election. He released the following statement on his campaign website this week,

“As a member of the Connecticut General Assembly, I was a strong supporter of the rights of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in Connecticut. This remains my position today.

I joined New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) because I believe enforcement of existing gun laws is preferable to creating new gun laws. It is clear in recent months however that Bloomberg’s mission has changed from law enforcement to simply increasing gun regulations.

As a result, today I have ended my affiliation with Bloomberg’s group.”

Boughton slams the seemingly expanding mission of the organization and echoes concerns made by other mayors about the real mission behind MAIG.

MAIG is the brainchild of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The billionaire Bloomberg is also likely the primary financial backer of the organization and its activities.

Bloomberg has consistently proven himself to be extremely anti-gun while at the same time revealing that he knows very little about the actual operation and use of firearms.

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