Monday, June 24, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg

While we're on a roll here with Mayor Bloomberg, here is some more info:

The mayor of Rockford, Illinois has dropped out of Mayor Bloomberg's anti-gun coalition because he said the group strayed from its original mission. The Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) have strayed from their original purpose according to Mayor Larry Morrissey. "The reason why I joined the group in the first place is because I took the name for what it said. Against 'Illegal' guns."

"The challenge that we see day in and day out in the city of Rockford is not dealing primarily with assault weapons or machine guns, automatic weapons. It's dealing with a typical handgun. All of those typical weapons are usually in the hands of people who are prohibited from having them," Morrissey said.

"The focus should not be against law-abiding citizens. We should be focusing our enforcement on folks who have no right to carry a gun, concealed or otherwise."

Apparently, he has had three death threats, works closely with the police and intends to apply for a concealed carry permit "when the opportunity becomes available to him in Illinois."

I am concerned about the last part of that quote--are the gun laws so messed up in Illinois that the mayor can't get a permit? I know that when we travel through Illinois, we have to lock our guns in cases, take any ammunition and place it in a separate, secured location and make the guns inoperable. But I am interested in that statement.

Oh, and by the way--Mayor Bloomberg's group is tax-exempt under the same IRS code, 501(c)(4) as the conservative folks that the IRS targeted for harassment. He has not been targeted, in a surprising development. There has been criticism of his use of City employees and the City's computer servers for purposes of the group, though.

Wonder if this is news "fit to print?"

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