Dishonesty. It is an inherent part of the anti-gun agenda, and as natural for them as smothering liberty. Walden, NY (Hi Sweeney’s!) Mayor Brian Maher found this out firsthand, and then played the devil trying to get off their list of illegal mayors:
I’m the mayor of Walden, NY, just starting my third term. In 2009, while attending a statewide mayoral conference, I was asked to sign a “petition” affirming my support for safer communities. I signed, because who would not be for safer communities? What I found out later is that my name was being used in anti-gun propaganda to further the personal agenda of Mayor Bloomberg.
The organization never asked for permission or asked for approval to use my name to promote their agenda. Never was any information disclosed to me about the organization being in favor of gun control or that they would use my position as Mayor to spend millions of dollars to try to take away the rights of legal gun owners. I, like several other Mayors around the country were defrauded by Bloomberg and MAIG.
Once I learned of their deceptive ways, it took several months to contact the organization as they concealed information about the people behind the group. After several attempts and requests to be removed, I did finally receive a call from a representative of the organization attempting to “buy me off” by promising political donations in return for my continued membership.
It was not until I declined this payoff, that my name was finally removed.
Bloomberg lies about what his group represents, and their goals, has to trick elected officials into joining his organization by creating a deceptive questionnaire, and then attempts to bribe them to stay on board.
No wonder Mayors Against Illegal Guns is falling apart.