Another Mayor Ditches Mayors Against Illegal Guns Due to Group’s Politics
Yesterday we reported that the mayor of Illinois’s third largest city left New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns due to the group’s ever expanding mission of passing stricter gun control.
Now a second mayor has followed suit and left the organization. Mayor Donnalee Lozeau of Nashua, NH has ditched MAIG for their expanding involvement in politics and gun control.
According to one report, Lozeau was unhappy with the groups targeting of fellow NH Republican, Senator Kelly Ayotte, said the following,
“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,” Lozeau said in a statement provided to U.S. News.
“I said, ‘Wait a minute, I don’t want to be part of something like that,’” Lozeau told the Union Leader on Monday.”I told them, ‘You’re Mayors Against Illegal Guns, you’re not mayors for gun control.’”
This is yet another defeat for Bloomberg’s anti-gun political organization. June really hasn’t been their best month.
This news comes just days after it was revealed that Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns is using New York City employees and web servers to maintain their websites.
These stories further illustrate how Bloomberg is willing to use both his personal multi-billion dollar fortune as well as all taxpayer funded resources available to him in order to achieve his political goals.
In more bad news for MAIG, the mayor of the third largest city in Illinois publicly announced he was leaving the group earlier this week. His reason was that the group is no longer targeting “illegal guns” but is targeting law abiding gun owners.
The group’s scheduled anti gun event in Atlanta was overshadowed by pro-gun supporters, who outnumbered the anti gun protestors 2-1.
The group is also taking heat for including the names of suspected terrorists and murderers in their list of victims of gun violence, which they are reading publicly as they travel the country.