News came yesterday from Kim Stolfer of Firearms Owners Against Crime that Mayor Bill Goldsworthy of West Pittston, PA has resigned from the group, thanks to the work of a handful of dedicated FOAC activists. It doesn’t take much to make a difference. Sometimes it can just be a matter of explaining to your mayor what MAIG has been up to. By now we have clear and convincing evidence they are the same tired agenda slickly repackaged as an anti-crime measure.
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Did you post a link to an article recently where one of the anti-gun groups admitted that criminals prefer unarmed assailants, or something similar? Any idea what I’m talking about?
Yeah, I think it was Helmke. I can’t recall exactly where he said that.
Each one that resigns because they see the truth, helps us tremendously. Great job!!
Usually it’s not because they see the truth – it’s because they are running for higher office and this suddenly becomes baggage. That’s the case with Goldsworthy. I know the NRA EVC up there is a Republican diehard, and he’s running to take over the county GOP. He gave a heads up a while ago that the guy planned to leave he just had not yet done it. Apparently, he needs all the help he can get in his quest to rise up the ranks.
This leaves only one MAIG mayor left seeking higher office – John Callahan up in PA-15. He has to go down in defeat, there’s no way we can let that seat flip from A+ to F.
I think gun and gay rights groups should cooperate with each other concerning national reciprocity and gay marriage. The issue is the same. It is a logical and fair trade, in spite of the fact the RTKBA is a specifically enumerated Constitutional right and homosexuality is a “found” right. It doesn’t bother me one iota what consenting adults do in their bedrooms and we could pick up a lot of supporters if we did this. Well, this is what I would do if I were king.
Hamm said criminals are more likely to pick a target who isn’t armed. Pro-gun groups “always have some reason the laws shouldn’t apply to them,” he said, and gun owners who want criminals to know they refuse to be victims cannot say they might become a victim because they have a weapon, he said.
“They can’t have it both ways,” Hamm said. “It’s hypocritical.” “
to Matt Carmel:
I couldn’t agree with you more. I don’t care what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own homes. I have often thought that the Republican Party has damaged itself by being the “anti-gay” party. We have ceded the moral high ground to the Democrats on this issue. I always cringe when republicans bring forth “anti-gay” legislation.
I have often thought that if the gay-rights and 2A groups were to combine forces it would be politically unstoppable. I have never met a homosexual who wasn’t an outstanding citizen. The gay community has a virtually non-existent crime rate, they work hard and pay taxes, and need means to protect themselves from bigots. They are our natural allies.
I sent the Mayor a quick email thanking him for his decision.
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