Also Calls On Trefethen To Join Rockford, IL Mayor In Quitting Extremist Group
Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn sent the following Right to Know request to Dover Mayor Dean Trefethen regarding the potential use of city resources to promote liberal New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control organization. Over the weekend Politico reported that Mayor Bloomberg has been secretly using public resources to promote this radical, outside group:
This is a request under the New Hampshire Right To Know Law (RSA 91-A.)
I formally request that you provide me with all records from your office regarding Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), a radical, out-of-state gun control group run by liberal New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. This request includes, but is not limited to, any written or electronic communications between you or city staff and staff or representatives from MAIG.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns is now at the center of another embarrassing scandal. After news broke last week about how the group honored murders and terrorists at a gun control rally, reports surfaced about government resources being used to promote its dishonest smear campaign. Politico (6/21/13) reports that Mayor Bloomberg has secretly been using government servers owned by New York City taxpayers and public employees to run this extremist organization. This is a gross misuse of public resources and a potential violation of the law.
Reports also suggest that some mayors involved in this discredited coalition may be using public resources in other cities and states. Dover taxpayers have a right to know if you are using any city resources to communicate with Mayors Against Illegal Guns or plan and promote any of their events in New Hampshire.
As the only public official in the Granite State who has signed on with MAIG, you have enthusiastically supported their efforts to infringe on the rights of law abiding gun owners. You have shamefully refused to denounce this group's decision to promote misinformation and honor thugs, cop killers and terrorists as 'victims' of gun violence.
Just this weekend Independent Mayor Larry Morrissey of Rockford, IL quit this group because he could no longer support its outrageous tactics and extreme agenda.
"The reason why I joined the group in the first place was because I took the name for what it said, against illegal guns," Morrissey told the Rockford Register Star (6/22/13.) "As the original mission swayed, that's when I decided it was no longer in line with my beliefs."
Mayor Morrissey made the right decision, and his courage and candor should be applauded. It is time for you to follow Mayor Morrissey's example by resigning from this extremist organization and making it clear that it is not welcome in our state.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman