Another Mayor Bails on Bloomberg

Discussion in 'In the News' started by jgullock, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. jgullock

    jgullock Active Member

    Saw this on the SAF site today. Looks like someone else wised up. :lol:


    BELLEVUE, WA – Williamsport, PA Mayor Mary B. Wolf has quit New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns†coalition, telling the Second Amendment Foundation in a letter that she joined in hopes of finding “community based solutions to reduce gun violence.â€

    However, in a letter to Bloomberg – a copy of which Mayor Wolf forwarded to SAF founder Alan M. Gottlieb – she told Bloomberg, “I have learned that the Coalition may be working on issues that conflict with legal gun ownership and that some actions on your behalf are dubious.â€

    Mayor Wolf joins several other mayors who have withdrawn from Bloomberg’s coalition. Last month, after Bloomberg’s office was advised by the Justice Department against conducting any more “gun shop sting†operations, Gottlieb sent an open letter to all mayors who had joined the anti-gun group, urging them to reconsider their involvement, which might be associated with Bloomberg’s vigilante anti-gun activities.

    “I am grateful that Mayor Wolf took a second look at Bloomberg’s coalition,†Gottlieb stated, “and that she thoughtfully advised SAF of her decision. Like several other mayors who think for themselves and the constituents who are their friends and neighbors, Mayor Wolf has demonstrated the kind of leadership that will set her apart from those who have been beguiled by Bloomberg’s media hype.â€

    In her letter to Gottlieb, Mayor Wolf said that, in her opinion, “It was always clear that licensed gun dealers, sportsmen, gun collectors and other similarly situated individuals were not part of the problem…â€

    Meanwhile, in her letter to Bloomberg, Mayor Wolf was straightforward, noting, “The intent of the coalition was well-founded but current initiatives seem counterproductive to…reduce the criminal misuse of firearms.â€

    “It takes a special quality and a certain amount of political courage to go against the current of political correctness and media favoritism,†Gottlieb said. “Hers is the example that fellow mayors ought to follow, not Bloomberg’s.â€

    The Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nations oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 600,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, CT; and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers and an amicus brief and fund for the Emerson case holding the Second Amendment as an individual right.
  2. Sharky

    Sharky Active Member

    Reform Reform!!!

    Well maybe not that much, but one step at a time is the only way people are going to start waking up.

    "I have a dream.............................of all citizens openly exercising their rights and criminals scared as hell!"

    Okay I will wake up now....