Hurst mayor’s gun stance raises ire of NRA
He’s been called “idiot mayor.”
Worse, he’s been called anti-gun.
But Hurst Mayor Richard Ward, a hunter and gun owner, knows how to pull the trigger himself.
“It’s as if we’re going to take their first born,” Ward said of the National Rifle Association and other critics who don’t like that he’s joined a national mayors effort to tighten restrictions on some gun sales. “They’ve just been giving us fits.”
Ward is in a Texas-style showdown with gun lovers for being the only mayor in Texas to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
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Folks, I am Fred Witzell of this article, and I have to say, Mayor Ward has fallen for the MAIG, and anti-gun rhetoric that saturates this nation.
There are NO illegal guns, save a sawed-off shotgun that is under legal length. Guns, in and of themselves are NOT illegal for the most part. Guns are used, by human beings, to commit illegal acts, but the guns themselves are NOT the criminal.
Even fully automatic weapons of war can be bought and sold legally in this nation, provided they are sold by a Class III Federal Firearms Dealer and all applicable taxes and transfer fees are paid. It’s that simple!
Remove unlicensed dealers from gun shows and require a criminal background check on ALL buyers. Sounds great!
After all laws have been met, this FACT remains, criminals are always going to be here and they do NOT get their guns from reputable gun dealers. And regretfully, there are a few less than honest gun dealers out there. REMOVE them. Take them out of the loop and voila, loophole closed!
Close the gun show loophole? Sounds great huh? Well for all it’s wonderful intentions, it’s a crock! Remove the criminals and you stop crime, it’s THAT simple. But if anyone wants a gun, and they have the money to get a gun, or the criminal has the know-how to steal one, they will do it.
Again I say, MAIG is misleading everyone, Mayor Ward included. GUNS are NOT illegal. Criminals that use them in the commission of a crime are the *illegal* factor, but it’s a lot easier for MAIG to go after the myth of ILLEGAL guns as opposed to going after criminals using guns.
This paragraph in the original story from the Star-Telegram is wrong:
Ward said he does regret some things he has said or written on blogs and in e-mails. After Rowlett blogger Fred Witzell called Ward an “idiot mayor,” Ward shot back, saying Witzell, a fellow member of the NRA, was “dumb” and “ugly.”
I sent Mr. Ward one email, this is the exact content OF that email. Please note the time stamps on ALL emails here, and in the previous threads as well.
from: TexasFred to: firstname.lastname@example.org date: Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 10:36 AM subject: To the Office of The Mayor mailed – by texasfred.com hide details 10:36 AM (0 minutes ago) How does it feel to be the ONLY Mayor in the entire state of Texas to sign on to this veiled attempt at a libber gun grab? I sincerely hope your constituents take you to the wood shed in your next election. You are a disgrace!
http://texasfred.net/ Guns don’t kill people People KILL People
My ONLY fault in this 1st and only email sent to Mayor Ward? I said he is a disgrace.
I still feel that Mayor Ward is a disgrace to Texas gun owners. That is NOT name calling, it is a statement of POLITICAL OPINION!, Mr. Ward responded with school yard histrionics.
From Ward, and again, take note of the time stamps and the address I sent MY email to and the email that Mr. Ward used to respond.:
Texas Fred, You are as ugly as you are dumb. I suggest you at least take your picture from your web site. If you want to see a handsome dude, go to the City Of Hurst web site. www.ci.hurst.tx.us./
As to your question, how does it feel to be the only Mayor in Texas to be a member of MAIG. It feels wonderful. At least one mayor has the guts (actually I preferred another word) to stand up for what is right. I am sending you an attachment that I put together. You will likely have to have your wife or child read it to you. It has some big words in it. But… have it read to you with an open mind and you might realize that we are all seeking the same thing. Get the criminals and illegal guns off the streets.
Richard Ward Mayor
That’s not what you would expect from a MATURE leader of a city the size of Hurst, or from any supposed adult, and mature person.
I have contacted the author of the original story, YAMIL BERARD, and she has assured me, there will be a correction tomorrow. I am taking her at her word.
I hope ALL of you will go to the original story from the Star-Telegram and voice your wonderful opinions, let them know what YOU think of Mayor Richard Ward and his stand with MAIG!