CNSNews: 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' Preparing Their Assault
CNSNews.com is reporting that more than one hundred of the nation's mayors are breathing new life into the gun control movement.
From the story:
- The "Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition," a bipartisan group of 109 mayors in 44 states, is meeting Thursday in Chicago to "share strategies in the fight against illegal guns."
According to the coalition's website, those strategies include "how to work with local law enforcement agencies and state representatives to maximize penalties for those who possess, use and traffic in illegal guns."
The discussion also will focus on information sharing and "best practices on enforcement and legislative issues."
Two more "working groups" will meet in November, first in Boston, then in Atlanta.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are leading the city-level effort to "take illegal guns off the street."
They accuse the federal government of gutting the "essential programs" needed to keep city residents safe; and they insist they "will not allow our streets to turn into war zones."
The three regional meetings, beginning with the one today in Chicago, are intended to lay the foundation for a national summit of anti-gun mayors in January. That's when the mayors plans to launch "the first-ever coordinated, national effort to convince Congress to take ideology out of law enforcement." (Endorse the gun control agenda, in other words.)
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The story goes on to say that the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition opposes the bill restricting access to gun-trace data (H.R. 5005) and considers its defeat a priority.
But Second Amendment groups say anti-gun groups are out for something more sinister, chargint that the gun ban extresmists want to use the gun-trace data in civil lawsuits against the firearms industry, such as this one, which is one of several which anti-gun judges have allowed to proceed despite a new Federal law passed last year outlawing frivolous lawsuits against gun makers.
Again, from the story:
- The National Rifle Association says the mayoral efforts are too much talk and too little action.
"Mike Bloomberg, if you really want to stop violent crime, you don't need to spend taxpayer's money to throw parties for mayors and hold seminars and schedule photo ops...and act like violent crime is some new problem with some secret solution," said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre at the NRA's annual meeting in May.
"It's real simple. If you want to get crime off your streets, get criminals off your streets," LaPierre said. "Here's what you do," he said in remarks addressed to Mayor Bloomberg:
"Walk down to Town Hall and tell your prosecuting attorneys that from now on, no plea bargains, no reduced charges, no dropped cases. A drug dealer caught with a gun goes to jail. A violent felon caught with a gun goes to jail. Discharge a gun in commission of a felony, go to jail. Smuggle a gun, go to jail. If you do that, if you stop talking and start acting, your violent crime rate will drop 30 to 40 to 50 percent in one year."
CONSIDER THIS BEFORE YOU VOTE: For those who are considering a protest vote against the pro-gun Congressional incumbency for some other political reason, consider that you will be empowering these Mayors, and their anti-gun puppetmasters, in their bid to steal away your Constitutional rights under a Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer-led House and Senate.
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