OK, maybe that’s not so breaking. At least to most readers here, who knew damned good and well that the nanny who used to occupy Gracie Mansion would like nothing better than to grab Americans’ guns. Still, it’s nice to get confirmation from a former MAIG mayor. John Tkazyik, mayor of Poughkeepsie, New York, isn’t just picking his feet and occupying the office. He found time in his busy day to pen a column for the Poughkeepsie Joural (which you can’t read without a subscription…as if) to explain why he quit the petulant, pint-sized plutocrat’s anti-gun org . . .
In the mayor’s piece, freebeacon.com quotes him thusly:
I’m no longer a member of MAIG. Why? Just as Ronald Reagan said of the Democratic Party, it left me. And I’m not alone: Nearly 50 pro-Second Amendment mayors have left the organization. They left for the same reason I did. MAIG became a vehicle for Bloomberg to promote his personal gun-control agenda — violating the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and taking resources away from initiatives that could actually work to protect our neighborhoods and save precious lives.
It did not take long to realize that MAIG’s agenda was much more than ridding felons of illegal guns; that under the guise of helping mayors facing a crime and drug epidemic, MAIG intended to promote confiscation of guns from law-abiding citizens. I don’t believe, never have believed and never will believe that public safety is enhanced by encroaching on our right to bear arms, and I will not be a part of any organization that does.
Everyone here who’s shocked by this revelation, please take one step forward. Anyone? No? That’s what we thought.
MAIG has never been about only going after “illegal” guns. It’s been about restricting and eventually preventing civilian gun ownership. It may sound like an NRA fundraising letter, but enumerated right or no, Michael Bloomberg, Mark Glaze and their newly-purchased telegenic sock-puppet, Shannon Watts want to eliminate Americans’ natural, civil, Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms…and eventually confiscate their heaters.
That mayor Tkazyik finally realized that fact is a step in the right direction. You have to wonder how long it will take before more MAIG members – those who aren’t otherwise occupied defending themselves against felony charges – do the same and renounce their affiliation. There’s no time like the present.