BREAKING: Bloomberg Sent NYC Employee to Nevada to Lobby for Gun Control There
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June is really, really not Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ month.
It seems that anti gun NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg actually sent a New York City employee to Nevada in order to lobby for stricter background check legislation there.
Yes, the mayor sent an employee, of the city he is mayor in, whose salary is paid for by the taxpayers, to another state, across the country to lobby for legislation that supports the mayor’s politics.
The Mayor’s office tried to justify using city resources to lobby for policies on the other side of the country. According to POLITICO,
“With 85 percent of guns used in crimes here coming from out of state, gun policy everywhere has an impact on the safety of New Yorkers,” said Bloomberg spokesman John McCarthy, insisting it’s a governmental issue. “The mayor’s top priority is keeping New Yorkers safe and that includes seeking sane gun laws in other states and D.C. to help reduce the flow of illegal guns to New York.”
Right…just trying to keep New Yorkers safe…by changing laws…in Nevada.
The governor of Nevada ultimately vetoed the bill which would have put invasive background check processes into place.
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.