Former Member: “Mayors Against Illegal Guns Intended to Promote Confiscation from Law-Abiding Citizens”
February 8, 2014 10:30am PST
One mayor has very publicly resigned his membership from Michael Bloomberg’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which operates as a propaganda machine for the gun-control movement in the United States.
John Tkazyik who is the mayor of the city of Poughkeepsie penned a scathing op-ed in the city’s newspaper where says he says:
“I’m a life member of the National Rifle Association and a former member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, or MAIG, started by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2006.”
Tkazyik explains that when he was first elected mayor, the city had become accustomed to seeing violent gun crimes and he was sick and tired of seeing his city “bury the young.”
“MAIG approached me with the promise that they’d assist me in developing effective approaches to clear our streets of criminals, get guns out of the hands of convicted felons, crack down on the drug trade and rid our streets of gangs that were terrorizing a city. I joined MAIG with this understanding.”
The mayor was looking to do anything in his power to curb the gun violence that was happening. But it didn’t take him long to learn that Bloomberg’s MAIG is much less about keeping guns out of the hands of felons.
“MAIG intended to promote confiscation of guns from law-abiding citizens. I don’t believe, never have believed and never will believe that public safety is enhanced by encroaching on our right to bear arms, and I will not be a part of any organization that does.”
Tkazyik says that he didn’t leave the group as much as the group left him, much like Reagan said about the democratic party. Nearly 50 mayors have also left Bloomberg’s organization because it has turned in to more of a mechanism for the former New York City mayor to promote his own personal gun control agenda.