Mayors Against Illegal Guns Preparing Their Assault

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  1. satellite66

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    Mayors Against Illegal Guns' Preparing Their Assault
    By Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com Senior Editor
    October 26, 2006

    (CNSNews.com) - More than one hundred of the nation's mayors are breathing new life into the gun control movement.

    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.)

    "More than 100 mayors across our country have stood up to say, enough is enough -- illegal guns don't belong on our streets," Mayor Bloomberg said on in a message on the website of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition.

    "Illegal guns have nothing to do with the Second Amendment. This isn't about ideology -- it's about law enforcement. When Washington makes bad decisions to protect criminals rather than the public, our cities bear the tragic consequences. Together we're sending a message to our national leaders that we will not be silent on this issue," Bloomberg said.

    The coalition says 109 mayors have signed its Statement of Principles, which was drawn up in April, when the coalition was launched.

    The Statement of Principles calls for stricter enforcement of gun laws and increased penalties for criminals who possess, use, and traffic in illegal guns.

    The mayors who sign the document agree to oppose restrictions on cities' efforts to access and share gun-trace data; and they agree to support the development of technologies that theoretically would help detect and trace illegal guns.

    Pending federal legislation would permanently block the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from publicly releasing information that traces guns back to their original point of sale.

    The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition opposes the bill restricting access to gun-trace data (H.R. 5005) and considers its defeat a priority.

    Second Amendment groups says anti-gun groups want to use the gun-trace data in civil lawsuits against the firearms industry.

    Go after criminals

    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."

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  2. LIKTOSHOOT

    LIKTOSHOOT Advanced Senior Member

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    I believe the Mayor of Washington DC should be the model mayor and city for this test study.............Oh wait!!!! They already have the strickest gun laws on the books. How could I have forgotten that???? Must be that low (gun)crime rate.



    LTS
  3. ironsight65

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    Isn't he the crack smoking mayor?
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    Wayne La Pierre's response to Bloomberg is classic and beautifully put. Enforce the laws you have, stop going light on criminlas with guns at the courthouse, and this problem virtually disappears.

    But noooooooooo! Liberal social engineers in the Democratic party have an uncontrolable need to regulate everyones life, make life fairer, spread misery equally, punish achievers for making lazy bums feel bad, redistribute/confiscate wealth, punish "wrong speak," kill as many unborn children as possible, promote perversity, destroy the innocense of children who somehow avoided the abortion clinic, make excuses for criminals and blame normal people for their anti-social behavior, despise all things patriotic and uniquely American, eshew our American culture in favor of european enlightenment, rehabilitate criminals instead of incarcerating them, root for islamist jihadists over American troops, redefine marriage to include anything two people (or one person and a farm animal) think it is, and deny the existence of God (except when the cameras are rolling, and then just sound religious by uttering meaningless platitudes).

    Sorry. I'll get off my soap box now. But, damn, that was therapeutic.

    Pat Hurley
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    Most of the stupid politicans and liberals would rather outlaw guns all togheter than just solve the illegal gun problems.:mad:
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    Try and look up the defination of what an "Illegal gun" is.
    Good luck to make any sence out of any defination that you can find.
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    Punish the criminal..........WOW what a concept.
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    :) Good Rant, Pat. Well said! :)
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    I agree with Pat, and with Wayne Lapierre. But, in the liberal mindset, it's much easier to attack an inanimate object then go after people. After all, those criminals are defended by law firms and activist groups that contribute heavily to Democratic causes.
    Oh, and the definition of "illegal gun" is simple: If you are rich, famous, or a politically connected member of the elite, your gun, or your bodyguard's gun is okay. All the rest of us blue collar,bubba types, have illegal guns.
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    Demonrats slavering at the mouth just waiting for their chance to do their traitorous work!!
    They should all be on trial for treason, not running for public office!!
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    Lol, funny. Well not really funny. I think that this is pretty much the correct defination.
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    If they would REALLY assault ILLEGAL weapons and enforce ALL existing laws against these criminals, that would be terrific.

    Just don't try to sell us your goody-goody attitude leading to confiscation and outlawing.....
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    Marlin, you forgot one thing in your order and that would be registration, outlawing and finally confiscation. Just like the UK, The Downunder and I'm sure there are more places that I missed.

    My sig fits in good here. (the slinky one that is LOL)

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    That is the goal no matter what is spun or said. RINOs like Bloomberg are as much of a danger as dems if not more. :mad:
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    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    I'm not so sure RINOs in some ways are more dangerous.....

    At any rate, the Democrap Communist Globalists and the RINOs are out of the SAME mold.
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