April 19th, 2006 03:10 PM
Mayoral Summitt on Guns
More than a dozen mayors are to meet at Gracie Mansion next week to discuss ways of stopping illegal gun traffic and reducing gun violence. Mayors Michael R. Bloomberg of New York and Thomas M. Menino of Boston are organizing the meeting, which will be attended by mayors from Seattle, Dallas, Washington, Milwaukee and cities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
New York Sun Editorial
April 19, 2006
Mayor Bloomberg's announcement that he will co-host with the mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, a gun control summit next week reminds us to be careful for what we wish. When we first turned our attention to Mr. Bloomberg's inauguration promise to get tough on gun-trafficking, we suggested he take a ride up Interstate 95 to Beantown. There he would discover, we noted, that Mr. Menino's similar effort to blame gun trafficking from New Hampshire for Boston's gun crimes had drawn skepticism from a United States Attorney in the Granite State, who pointed to data demonstrating that most of the gun crimes in Massachusetts are committed with firearms purchased instate. But instead of Mr. Bloomberg driving up to the Bay State, Mr. Menino is coming to the New York for a daylong parley on guns.
Our advice to Mr. Menino is to watch his wallet. This town is going to be crawling with some of the best policy pushers from all over, and he will be conversing with a veritable gaggle of mayors who will, according to the press release announcing the event, discuss "best practices from cities across the country." The mayors will also hear from "the nation's leading experts on gun crimes" and "discuss state and federal legislation and litigation efforts and identify specific issue areas where they can collaborate." According to the release, "The goal of the Summit is to create a unified coalition of major American cities dedicated to working together on the issue of gun violence and illegal gun trafficking."
I sure hope these folks leave their checkbooks home. Unfortunately, the mayor of Dallas will be attending. She's about as clueless as they come IMHO.
April 19th, 2006 03:56 PM
Sounds like a "gun-hating" mayors conference!
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April 22nd, 2006 01:06 PM
This too from NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert today - same subject matter. This makes me see red I might add
Anti-Gun Mayors Plot Demise Of Gun Rights
Fresh off his appearance at a recent hearing in the U.S. House of
Representatives, where he railed against prohibiting the release of
sensitive gun trace data for his efforts to sue the firearm industry out
of existence, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) is not relenting
in his anti-gun crusade.
As reported by The New York Times (April 19,
2006) and elsewhere, a dozen mayors are planning to convene at the
Mayor's residence next week to discuss "reducing gun violence." Among
the attendees will be Anthony Williams, Mayor of "Gun Ban City," a.ka.,
However, based upon the Bloomberg's recent screeds
against NRA, and in favor of gun control, coupled with the roster of
anti-gun mayors planning to join Hizzoner, the outcome of this meeting
is easily predictable-a united call for more restrictions on the rights
of law-abiding gun owners.
Like most anti-gun politicians, Bloomberg
blames violence in his city on guns from other jurisdictions, and thus,
is campaigning to enact additional federal gun control laws. Rather
than acknowledging the reams of evidence that no gun control law
anywhere has ever reduced crime and that enforcing existing law against
Bloomberg prefers to score cheap political points by
scapegoating law-abiding gun owners for the acts of criminals.
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April 22nd, 2006 04:12 PM
New York...New Jersey...Baaaston ~ Sure does not sound good to me.
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April 22nd, 2006 05:26 PM
Don't guess it occurred to these sheeple, er. . . I mean people, to talk to the mayors of cities with the lowest "gun crime" rates.
If they actually wanted to accomplish something positive, they'd be talking to people who've succeeded, not to those who continue to fail.
Idiots. (I seem to say that a lot.)
Political Correctness has now "evolved" into Political Cowardice.
April 22nd, 2006 05:35 PM
I think Dallas' crime rate is pretty high (despite state CC, and I truly haven't researched that recently), but the Dallas Mayor, Laura Miller, is apparently attending this tete a tete too.
Don't guess it occurred to these sheeple, er. . . I mean people,
to talk to the mayors of cities with the lowest
"gun crime" rates.
If they actually wanted to accomplish something positive, they'd be talking to people who've succeeded
, not to those who continue to fail
That woman is unreal.....
April 23rd, 2006 12:52 AM
yeah lets make it illegal for the law abbiding citizens to not be able to purchase guns, while LIKE THE WAR ON DRUGS (we all know all good this has worked) the war on illegal guns, will never stop horrible things from happening all together!
April 23rd, 2006 10:18 AM
I understand what you are saying, but I'd rather not equate carrying guns under the 2nd Amendment to protect one's life, to the use of drugs.
Not at all.
Political Correctness has now "evolved" into Political Cowardice.
April 23rd, 2006 10:46 PM
aw good point, guns are good, drugs are bad! guns good cause, drugs always bad cause!
April 25th, 2006 10:01 AM
Is the keynote speaker going to be the mayor of New Orleans?
There's a reason The Sopranos
is set in New Jersey.
April 25th, 2006 11:34 AM
Is there really a point to this. There's no opposition at this "summit", so it sounds like a bunch of friends getting together and ripping on people that can't defend themselves, the pro-gun peoples. Anyway it seems like a waste of time, because it may go something like this..."guns are bad", "yes we all agree", "good summit". I did just recently read where the National Shooting Sports Foundation asked to be included. We'll see how that goes.
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April 25th, 2006 04:17 PM
Apparently, these mayors haven't been able to enforce the law in their own cities, so they're going to lay the blame on everyone else.
April 25th, 2006 05:09 PM
Originally Posted by Shekkian
Ah, Democratic strategy....
April 27th, 2006 07:50 AM
The really sad thing is that so many people buy into their bull it isn't funny. Even though they know better they still buy it hook line and stinker.
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