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On the eve of the Super Bowl gun control ad by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the offered a round-up of criminal charges lodged against members of the gun grabbing group. We republish it here with our thanks to the NRA for their tireless opposition to those who would seek to abridge our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.  We start with Coaldale NY Mayor Richard Corkery . . .

Coaldale, Pa. Mayor faces pornography charges
The Times News, Carbon County, N.Y., September 9, 2011

The Mayor of Coaldale, Richard Corkery is in jail following a violation of his bail conditions stemming from charges by Carbon County prosecutors that he downloaded child pornography.

Brownsville Mayor has third DWI arrest
The Monitor, McAllen, Texas, May 11, 2010
The Brownsville Herald, Brownsville, Texas, Jun. 21, 2011

Mayor Pat M. Ahumeda Jr. was arrested after police pulled him over for driving erratically and he refused to take a breathalyzer. The mayor plead guilty to reckless driving and was sentenced to two years’ probation. Ahumeda was arrested for DWI in 1987 and 2003.

Monticello, N.Y. Mayor pleads guilty
The Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y., Jun. 10, 2010
The Sullivan County Democrat, Callicoon, N.Y., Apr. 19, 2011

Mayor Gordon Jenkins plead guilty to five counts of trademark counterfeiting after he and his wife were caught selling knockoff Nikes to undercover police at the store the couple own. A search of their home also turned up marijuana.

Mayor of Tamarac, Fla. turns herself in
The Florida Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 9, 2011

Mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco faces charges of bribery and official misconduct stemming from dealings with two unscrupulous developers.

Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez sentenced to three years in prison
The Hartford Courant, Sept. 15, 2010

Mayor Eddie Perez has been sentenced to three years in prison and three years of probation after being convicted on five felony corruption charges, including extortion

Embattled Racine mayor resigns
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 3, 2010

Mayor of Racine, Wis. and member of Mayors against Illegal Guns Gary Becker resigned after facing charges in an internet sex sting. Becker was later convicted and received a three year prison term.

White Plains, NY: After arrest, mayor denies injuring wife, March 1, 2010

Mayor Adam Bradley was arrested for third degree misdemeanor assault. Wife Fumiko Bradley acquired a temporary protective order against him. The mayor was sentenced to three years probation.

Inglewood mayor resigns before pleading guilty to misdemeanor conflict of interest charge
The L.A. Times, Jan. 25, 2010

Mayor of Inglewood resigns ahead of pleading guilty to conflict of interest charges. He also faced charges of embezzlement.

Baltimore Mayor resigns after pleading guilty to stealing from the poor
The Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 6, 2010

Mayor of Baltimore, Md. Sheila Dixon and member of Mayors against Illegal Guns was indicted on theft and perjury charges. Dixon was ultimately convicted of taking from a program intended to help disadvantaged children. Dixon had to resign as part of her plea deal.

Larry Langford found guilty on all 60 counts
The Birmingham News, Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 28, 2009

Larry Langford, Birmingham’s mayor and a former Jefferson County commissioner, has been found guilty in his federal bribery trial.

Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick sentenced to four months
CNN, Oct. 28, 2008

Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to four months in prison after pleading to two felony charges of obstruction of justice. In addition, the mayor pled to a charge of assaulting a police officer.

New Jersey Mayor and wife sentenced for extortion
The Jersey Journal, Oct. 3, 2008

Mayor David Delle Donna, 49, of Guttenberg, was sentenced to four years, 3 months for tax evasion and the extortion of a local business owner.

Mayor with a past has a future in prison
The New York Times, Aug. 22, 2008

When a federal judge sentenced former Mayor Samuel Rivera to 21 months in federal prison on Aug. 15, an era ended in this tattered city of nearly 70,000, leaving many here debating Mr. Rivera’s tumultuous past and wondering what is to come.

Will Wynn pleads guilty to assault
The Austin Chronicle, Mar. 3, 2008

Mayor Will Wynn formally pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge Tuesday, stemming from a 2006 incident where he physically ejected purported party crasher Luke Johnson from his Downtown condo; in a signed statement, Johnson described the “contact as offensive and provocative.”

The Mayor of Jersey City is convicted over a scuffle
The New York Times, Jun. 6, 2007

A municipal court judge in this shore town found the mayor of Jersey City guilty of obstructing justice and resisting arrest in a clash with a police officer a little more than a year ago, leading the mayor’s wife, Maureen, to hiss, “It’s a disgrace.” The mayor, Jerramiah T. Healy, said in a news conference after the verdict that he had no intention of resigning his office, and would most likely appeal the decision, rendered by a municipal court judge, John G. Colannino, who ordered Mayor Healy to pay $828 in fees and fines and then imposed a stay of 20 days.

A Bloomberg anti-gun mayor is charged with carrying weapon
New York Sun, Nov. 22, 2006

The mayor of Jackson, Miss., Frank Melton—who, according to news reports, carries firearms at all times and has a reputation for being tough on crime—pleaded no contest to carrying a concealed gun on the campus of Mississippi College School of Law. He also pleaded guilty to carrying a gun into a church and into a park, also illegal under state law. The first was reduced from a felony charge to a misdemeanor; the latter two were misdemeanors.

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  1. Alot of crime for such a small group. They should change their group’s name to Illegal Mayors against Liberty.

    Personally, I think this is a way for Bloomberg to contribute to campaigns of Democrats in excess of the allowable limits, and potentially using taxpayer money. It not like they haven’t done sleazy stuff like that before (see above).

  2. Fascinating to see that the crime rate of the Criminals against Guns demographic is 1000s of time highers than the subjects that they are trying to control.

  3. Now that is some fine work by the NRA. To me, this information alone, is worth the membership fee. Good posting Robert.

  4. With a history such as that above, is it any wonder that mayors involved with this group don’t like armed civilians? As we can plainly see, these mayors know the 2A is bad for their criminal associates’ business and pass policy accordingly

    • took the words outta my mouth. reading everything above, MB appears to be a simpleton– he could have learned so much more from his peer group :/

  5. i can give some context to Sheila Dixon as i was living in charm city during that fiasco. it was galling from the word go, as was the office of the mayor’s initial responses (before she resigned). the Baltimore sun did a pretty good job investigating the facts of that case. the optics were so bad that when the president and the vice president stopped in Baltimore when there were taking that train to DC for the 08 inauguration, that the president named nearly every state and city politician EXCEPT for Dixon, and it was a glaring omission that the the local coverage on WBAL or WJZ (i can remember what network i was watching) because it was such a mob scene on 13 blocks east of where i was then, made that a point of post speech discussion.

  6. I’m not sure what pointing out these crimes accomplishes, except highlighting corruption in general. Even child pornographers are entitled to their opinions.

  7. Projection.

    These mayors know that if they had a loaded gun, then they would use it badly. So they think there are a lot of other civilians that are the same way. Therefore, they think we need to take the guns away from all the civilians.


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