Houston Mayor Says She Supports Gun Rights, But Opposes “Assault Rifles and High Capacity Magazines”
A reader sent us the below image. We will be reaching out to the mayor’s office to confirm its authenticity, but have no reason to doubt that it’s the real deal.
It appears that the mayor of Houston, Annise D. Parker, tries to have her cake and eat it too in regards to gun rights. The mayor, responding to what appears to be a letter from a constituent on gun rights raises some red flags.
Parker is a Democrat and Houston, TX is listed as being a member city on the Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns website.
In the letter Parker says,
I support eliminating loopholes in background check requirements and banning assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. In fact, I led a U.S. Conference of Mayors sessions with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on this issue last year. And, yes, I have also joined Mayors Against Illegal Guns. While I do not agree with all of the coalition’s concerns, I do agree with its basic mission, which is to protect the rights of Americans to own guns, while fighting to keep criminals from possessing guns illegally.
Joining MAIG to protect the rights of Americans to own guns? What a joke. Just last week a former member of the organization stated he left the organization because its ultimate goal was gun confiscation.
I thought the mayor of a major city in Texas would be better on gun rights than this. Even ultra liberal Texas governor candidate Wendy Davis came out in support of an open carry initiative for Texas earlier this month.
Here is the letter in question. Click it to enlarge.