Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn sent the following letter to Dover Mayor Dean Trefethen asking him to resign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Mayor Trefethen is the only public official in New Hampshire who has signed on with this discredited, out-of-state gun control group:
I am writing to respectfully request that you resign your membership in Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), the discredited, out-of-state gun control group that is currently at the center of a national scandal. The group is run by liberal New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and has openly collaborated with President Obama's Organizing for Action in New Hampshire.
For months, this extremist organization has been running a dishonest smear campaign against law abiding gun owners in New Hampshire and across the country. This week it held an outrageous gun control rally in Concord that honored thugs, murderers and terrorists. The Union Leader (3/21/13) today reports that some of the monsters who were memorialized at this event included Boston marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer who went on a killing spree in February, and Kevin Bailey, who was killed by police after opening fire on officers during a traffic stop. The New York Daily News (6/20/13) reports that MAIG even sent a book of 'victims' to Senator Kelly Ayotte's office that also included these horrific villains.
It is insulting that this out-of-state organization believes Granite Staters are not smart enough to see through their blatant lies and dishonest tactics. Mayor Bloomberg is a liberal, New York City elitist who obviously has little respect for the intelligence of your constituents and people across our state.
We need to send a message to Mayor Bloomberg that his extremist organization and his discredited smear campaign are not welcome in New Hampshire. You can take the first step in this effort by denouncing Mayors Against Illegal Guns and resigning your membership immediately. If you refuse to take this course of action, you will show your constituents that you approve of the shameful and outrageous behavior of this organization.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman