Mayors defect from anti-gun group

Fox News reports:

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is losing part of his arsenal of local leaders as more and more long-time members of his gun-control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns say they aren’t happy with the coalition’s trajectory and want out.

While the group apparently is growing in membership overall amid an effort to assume a larger profile in the national gun debate, it’s turning some members off. In the past five months, 50 members of the group have quit. Many say they did so because the organization abandoned its mission statement of going after illegal guns, and instead used its political clout to go after lawmakers who supported gun rights.

Most recently, the mayors of Rockford, Ill., and Nashua, N.H., dropped out after saying they felt misled by Bloomberg.

Misled? Maybe if you’re a rube. This was obviously the plan from day one. It’s not about illegal guns, it’s about making guns illegal.

More likely they are facing heat from the voters and complaining of being misled is their way to get out while saving face. Which is fine; if they are turning back from their unconstitutional folly, we can be gracious.

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