First it was PERF, the Police Executives Research Forum…a gaggle of mostly big city chiefs of police announcing that their cities desperately need more gun control laws. Then came the American Medical Association — the group that considers “gun violence” a public health crisis — letting it be known that they too are in favor of significantly more restrictions on Americans’ right to keep and bear arms.
The latest august association that’s eager to tell Americans how much of their Second Amendment rights they should give up in the name of public safety is the US Conference of Mayors.
The conference is advocating measures to strengthen the regulation of gun sales and dealers, as well as ban assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.
“The U.S. Conference has a 50-year history of formally adopting and aggressively promoting strong policies to reduce gun violence, all consistent with its support for the Second Amendment to the Constitution,” the group said.
Like our betters in the law enforcement and medical professions, the group of municipal
hacks leaders is calling for “common-sense” solutions like raising the age that Americans can buy guns to 21, banning assault weapons and bump fire stocks, and limiting magazine capacity. The usual litany of “solutions” that are sure to fix the “gun violence” problems in places like East St. Louis, South Chicago, Baltimore, Camden, Oakland and West Memphis.
Additionally, the group called for steps it said would protect young people — like opposing letting teachers and other non-law enforcement personnel be armed in K-12 schools…
It must have been hard to type that line with a straight face. Or maybe Politico’s Aubrey Eliza Weaver really is that hoplophobic and out of touch with reality.
She did, however, include an obligatory word from one of Michael Bloomberg’s paid mouthpieces:
“Mayors are on the frontlines of America’s gun violence crisis, so it’s no surprise they’re also leading the charge to pass common-sense, life-saving laws,” Everytown President John Fienblatt said in a statement. “It’s time for our leaders in Washington to follow the lead of America’s mayors and put public safety over NRA priorities.”
Somehow the Politico post announcing the mayors’ demand for more Second Amendment infringement didn’t include a quote from anyone on the pro-gun rights side. Probably just an oversight.