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Lies and Cash: MAIG’s Strategy, According Former Member

We’ve heard the stories before about how MAIG fudges on telling prospective mayors about their real agenda when they sign up. But one New York mayor says that not only did they not even mention gun policy when they signed him up via petition for safe communities, but they did not seek permission to use his name and apparently only removed it after presenting him with promises of campaign cash from Bloomberg. Highlights:

In 2009, while attending a statewide mayoral conference, I was asked to sign a “petition” affirming my support for safer communities. …

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. …

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.

Read the whole thing for a bit more that highlights just how far Bloomberg will go to continue the perception that his little group of mayors fully supports everything he signs their name to without their knowledge.

6 Responses to “Lies and Cash: MAIG’s Strategy, According Former Member”

  1. Motor-T says:

    So, what do you call fake AstroTurf?

  2. Ben Moser says:

    Friends, we have been lied to, cajoled, hoodwinked and bamboozled. A lie is a lie no matter what, we keep getting the same from the left and its proxies, never trust anyone, or ye shall seal your fate !

  3. Sam says:

    One good thing about this is that when I see a no weapons sign in a place of business it tells me that place is unsafe for me and my family. I wonder if Bloomberg will release a list of all his anti- gun supporters by state, so we can teach are children not to go into those unsafe areas.

    • Bitter says:

      Um, has he removed the list of anti-gun mayors from the MAIG website?

      UPDATE: No, he has not. I don’t know why you can’t see the list, but it’s still up there.

  4. MrSatyre says:

    How did he not notice the “guns” part in MAIG’s name? Would think that would have made him look before leaping. “not even mention gun policy” Hmm… Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Hmmmmmm… What did he think MAIG stood for?

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