I wish I’d been at the meeting when Mayor Mike’s marketing mavens came up with that Everytown for Gun Safety moniker. Everytown. It’s like . . . every town. Every town in America is for gun safety. But what about the cities? We already have the cities. Besides, city people like to think they live in towns. New York, New York, my kind of town. Why one word? Why no hyphen? It’s like Everyman. You mean Arthur Dent? Arthur Dent was an everyman. He wore pajamas all day. I bet Arthur Dent would support gun control. Wait. Can we use that? Do we know that for a fact? We’re talking about marketing, not facts. Anyway, Everytown for Gun Safety has its first high profile member, and he’s a real Nutter . . .
Mayor Nutter joined a coalition of anti-gun groups today to help launch anew initiative to reduce gun violence.
Philadelphia was one of ten cities to become part of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new lobbying group, Everytown for Gun Safety . . .
Mayor Nutter says part of that effort will include a gun sense voter campaign.
“Americans across the country will begin pledging to vote for laws and elected officials or candidates that support common sense gun safety laws to end gun violence,” he said.
Nutter by name, nutter by nature? But of course!
One of the lobby’s primary demands is universal background checks. Nutter contends it is not an organized grab for everyone’s guns.
“I respect the second amendment,” he said, “but I believe I have a first amendment right not be shot.”
That would be “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Nope. Not seeing it. But again, what do facts have to do with this? Oh and it’s now Moms Demand Common Sense Illegal Guns for Mayors in Everytown Who Need Action. Yes?