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    State Legislators Against Illegal Guns

    On the heels of his sit-down with President Barack Obama yesterday and two days after the Manhattan GOP gave him a clean sweep of the city's Republican committees, Mayor Bloomberg appeared at Gracie Mansion with Democratic state lawmakers to announce the formation of a New York chapter of State Legislators Against Illegal Guns.

    More than 50 Democratic state lawmakers have signed up to join the new group the offshoot of Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

    A national version of this legislative organization was launched last year, with Sen. Eric Schneiderman as one of the founding members.

    Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith joined Bloomberg for the announcement and thanked the mayor for being a "leader" in the fight to combat gun violence and "return our streets to their rightful owners, the people of New York."

    Bloomberg and Smith were once close political allies. Smith was once of a handful of Democrats who crossed party lines in 2005 to endorse the mayor for re-election. Now that he's majority leader, Smith has made it clear his party line-crossing days are over; he is supporting Comptroller Bill Thompson for mayor.

    The relationship has cooled considerably since then. The two had a falling out over congestion pricing back before Smith became majority leader, and many members of the Democratic conference were put off by the way Bloomberg treated them during that fight.

    They weren't too thrilled with his ongoing support of the Senate Republicans last year, either, although Bloomberg did also endorse and assist a handful of Democratic legislators in 2008 including Sen. Dan Squadron and Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat, both of whom are listed as members of this new group.

    Interestingly, Sen. Kevin Parker's name appears on the list.

    Bloomberg backed Councilman Simcha Felder in a three-way primary against Parker last fall (Councilman Kendall Stewart was the third candidate). Parker survived that challenge, and went on to sponsor legislation that would require a public referendum on the term limits extension that is enabling Bloomberg to seek re-election this fall.

    The legislation moved out of the elections committees in both the Senate and Assembly, but failed to gain sufficient support to go any futher. The deadline for the referendum the first Tuesday in May that was included in the bill passed this week.

    The Assembly sponsor of that bill, Hakeem Jeffries, is not listed as a member of the group Bloomberg is announcing today.

    Another missing name: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who hasn't always seen eye-to-eye with the mayor.

    The full list appears after the jump.

    The founding members of the New York chapter of State Legislators

    Against Illegal Guns are:

    Senator Eric Adams
    Senator Neil Breslin
    Senator Thomas Duane
    Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson
    Senator Craig Johnson
    Senator Liz Krueger
    Senator Velmanette Montgomery
    Senator George Onorato
    Senator Suzi Oppenheimer
    Senator Kevin Parker
    Senator Bill Perkins
    Senator Eric Schneiderman
    Senator Jose Serrano
    Senator Malcolm Smith
    Senator Daniel Squadron
    Senator Toby Stavisky
    Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
    Senator Antoine Thompson
    Senator John Sampson

    Assemblymember Michael Benjamin
    Assemblymember Jonathan L. Bing
    Assemblymember James Brennan
    Assemblymember Karim Camara
    Assemblymember Barbara Clark
    Assemblymember William Colton
    Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz
    Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz
    Assemblymember Patricia Eddington
    Assemblymember Steven Englebright
    Assemblymember Adriano Espaillat
    Assemblymember Herman D. Farrell
    Assemblymember Michael Gianaris
    Assemblymember Deborah Glick
    Assemblymember Richard Gottfried
    Assemblymember Carl Heastie
    Assemblymember Earlene Hooper
    Assemblymember Sam Hoyt
    Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee
    Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh
    Assemblymember Micah Kellner
    Assemblymember David Koon
    Assemblymember Charles Lavine
    Assemblymember Barbara Lifton
    Assemblymember Nettie Mayersohn
    Assemblymember Daniel O'Donnell
    Assemblymember Amy Paulin
    Assemblymember Nick Perry
    Assemblymember Audrey Pheffer
    Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal
    Assemblymember Michelle Schimel
    Assemblymember Mark Weprin
    Assemblymember Harvey Weisenberg

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    Parade of Fools !

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    I deleted my own comments ... this is just too stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lance22 View Post
    I deleted my own comments ... this is just too stupid.

    yep!!!

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    What does 'Hizzoner" think? That because we support our rights to keep and bear arms, we are for illegal guns?

    (And yes, I understand that guns shouldn't be illegal, just criminal uses of them.)
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    isn't everyone against illegal guns? sigh.....

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