After months of negative and dishonest attacks, liberal New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's radical gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is hemorrhaging support. Yesterday, BuzzFeed reported that dozens of mayors from across the country have quit this extremist organization because of Bloomberg's shameful tactics and his decision to honor thugs, murderers and terrorists as victims of gun violence.
Republicans, Democrats and Independents have made it clear that Mayor Bloomberg's dishonest smear campaign isn't welcome in New Hampshire. But billionaire Bloomberg has indicated that he is willing to dump millions of dollars into his efforts to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
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Union Leader: Mayors misled: Gun group needs a new name
Nashua Mayor Donalee Lozeau quit New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns after it exposed its true mission: to pursue strict new gun-control laws. She has had plenty of company. A review of the group's membership by news and entertainment website Buzzfeed.com found that it has lost more than 50 members who have quit, lost re-election or had their terms expire.
Lozeau quit after she saw the group's first ad attacking U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte for voting against a gun-control bill. "I said, 'Wait a minute, I don't want to be part of something like that,'" she told this newspaper last month. "I told them, 'You're mayors against illegal guns, you're not Mayors for Gun Control."
BuzzFeed: Mayors Abandon Bloomberg's Gun Control Group
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is finding it hard to maintain some of its members, thanks to dozens of resignations and lost elections over the last few months.
Worse for Bloomberg, who has become one of the faces of the gun control movement: the people replacing his lost comrades aren't particularly eager to sign up with the organization, a rare group battling in the trenches against the well-organized and deep-pocketed National Rifle Association. Some appear not quite to have signed on for that level of political heat.