Mayors Bail Out of Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Gang

Wannabe dictator Michael Bloomberg’s national campaign against our precious constitutional right to bear arms appears to be encountering resistance from within:

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is losing part of his arsenal of local leaders as more and more long-time members of his gun-control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns say they aren’t happy with the coalition’s trajectory and want out.

While the group apparently is growing in membership overall amid an effort to assume a larger profile in the national gun debate, it’s turning some members off. In the past five months, 50 members of the group have quit. Many say they did so because the organization abandoned its mission statement of going after illegal guns, and instead used its political clout to go after lawmakers who supported gun rights.

Most recently, the mayors of Rockford, Ill., and Nashua, N.H., dropped out after saying they felt misled by Bloomberg.

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Even the Mephistophelean Chuck U. Schumer has qualms about Bloomberg’s ham-fisted tactics.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., also questioned MAIG’s motives and political strategy after the group spent money targeting vulnerable Senate Democrats in conservative states who didn’t back the bill to expand background checks.

“The mayor of New York City putting ads against people in red states is not going to be effective,” Schumer said.

If only this would teach Bloomberg to confine his authoritarianism to his own jurisdiction. However, NYC will be rid of him soon; then he will be in the rest of country’s hair more than ever. He has a $27 billion fortune to back up his despotic political objectives.

MAIG is registered as a 501(c)(4) non-profit. But don’t expect Bloomberg to get into trouble with the IRS, despite his hosting the group’s site on NYC servers. As a rule, only patriotic groups are found to be political outfits.

Not likely to go away.

On a tip from Dr. 9. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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