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When (IDIOT) Mayors Attack – Part II

October 7th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Mayors group wants to make it harder for criminals to get guns

Here’s a simple idea: You can be for the rights of law-abiding gun owners but also for common-sense policies to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

That idea has brought together a bipartisan group of more than 400 mayors from all over the country as the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition. I’m a veteran, a gun owner, a hunter and a member of the National Rifle Association — and I’m the mayor of Hurst and a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Unfortunately, the NRA has spent the past month attempting to bully mayors, including me, to drop out of this effort to have a consensus discussion about guns. They have sent hundreds of thousands of misleading postcards stating this coalition is “anti-gun” and is seeking to “regulate gun shows out of existence,” along with several other untruths and misleading statements.

It’s time to set the record straight.

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Mayors group wants to make it harder for criminals to get guns

You are correct Dick, it IS time to set the record straight. And we’re going to do a line by line analysis on your Op/Ed piece. Ummm-Kay??

I have not received a request directly from the NRA asking me to resign from MAIG. I have heard from many NRA members.

I fully support the rights of law-abiding citizens under the Second Amendment. What I don’t support is criminals getting their hands on guns. The coalition is for enforcing existing gun laws, increasing penalties for gun criminals and closing gaps in the gun background check system.

You are the ONLY Mayor in the entire state of Texas that has signed on to this back door, veiled attempt to regulate, and most likely remove guns from the hands of ALL honest gun owners everywhere. And I have to ask, did those NRA members get the same response from you that I got when I contacted you? I got an attack on me personally? Did you do that to them too Dick, or was Monday just a bad day for you?

And how can you “fully support the rights of law-abiding citizens under the Second Amendment” and align yourself with people like Michael Bloomberg? Bloomberg, an avowed anti-gun person that would have every gun in the USA destroyed if it were in his power? How is that Dick?

Increased penalties for criminals with guns? That sounds great, but gun control isn’t the answer Dick. The bad guys don’t BUY their guns, and they damn sure don’t register them. How are you going to close the gaps on that one there Dick?

We are for providing police officers with access to the data they need to prevent the flow of illegal guns into our communities. None of these efforts have posed any threat to the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

There is nothing “anti-gun” about this agenda. The only people who should be worried about the coalition are the criminals.

Well Dick, legal gun sales are the only ones that will be affected by this. You sir, are just another one of the anti-gun people. No matter what you say, there IS an anti-gun agenda at work here and if you had a lick of sense you would know, criminals are only stopped one way. That is through good police work and by home and business owners exercising their LEGAL rights under the Castle Doctrine when the goblins come in trying to steal our LEGAL and REGISTERED guns.

For example, our coalition of mayors supports requiring background checks for all gun sales at gun shows. Allowing unlicensed sellers to skip background checks creates an easy way for criminals to buy guns. Some states have closed this “gun show loophole,” and gun shows continue to be held in those states.

I have no problem with background checks for gun buyers at gun shows, but again Dick, that’s NOT where the bad guys are getting their weapons. You’re just not grasping that for some reason.
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