Mayors across America are fleeing Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), the Bloomberg-backed gun control group that held a political rally to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Aurora theater tragedy.
It turns out many thought they were signing up to oppose illegal guns, not to make more guns illegal.
The numerous scandals that the Bloomberg group have been embroiled in, from reading off the names of the Boston bomber and cop killers at their rallies to using New York City taxpayer resources, have also severely damaged its credibility.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is finding it hard to keep its membership up, thanks to dozens of resignations and lost elections over the last few months…
“The original focus, I thought, was going to be on focusing on better on enforcement of our existing laws, and if anything, we have talked about not getting involved with things like banning assault weapons and banning magazine clips,” said Rockford, Il. Mayor Lawrence Morrissey, who left the group in June because, he said at a town hall meeting, the group had veered from what he originally thought it was about.
Bloomberg’s group has come under fire recently for naming murder suspects, including Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, in its list of victims of gun violence and for hosting its website on New York City government servers.
According to an old version of its member list, saved on a blog dated back to late February, more than 50 mayors who were then listed on MAIG’s website are no longer there. Most of the mayors whose names are no longer affiliated with the group are off the list either because they resigned or lost an election, but others have specifically asked to be removed.
With the political infrastructure that pushed the same gun laws that have drawn Colorado State Senators John Morse and Angela Giron into recalls now collapsing, Colorado Democrats must be worried.
Someone should ask Bloomberg lobbyist Adam “Machine Gun” Eichberg what he thinks.