This site suggests Daley is the number one gun control advocate in the country. Daley is all talk, though. I would put Bloomberg at the top of that list. As someone on the other side of the issue, I consider Bloomberg to be a lot more dangerous to our rights.
Daley is a buffoon for the most part, and has largely staked out an untenable position for much of Chicago’s gun ordinances. Bloomberg is a much stronger strategic thinker, and is better about both offense (MAIG) and defense. New York’s gun laws will be challenged, but Bloomberg will be far better about taking them back to a level where they are more defensible. That’s one reason, strategically, I think it’s wise to take on Chicago first.
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The other factor making Bloomberg more dangerous to our rights is that he has money and is willing to spend it. He personally could match all the grants made by the Joyce Foundation and pay for it out of his pocket change.
Daley is no longer mayor in a short bit. I assume Bloomberg will win by default then. I wonder if Daley will even continue to live in the hole of a city he helped create.
I have a baby cousin who, when he doesn’t get what he wants, stomps his foot and shouts, “I in charge here!”
This is pretty much how I imagine all of Daley’s press conferences.
Honestly, if he was a strategic thinker rather than a petulant child, we might never have gotten McDonald.
Heh, who else is a big advocate of gun control? Filipe Calderon in Mexico, apparently to the benefit of the Sinaloa Cartel it seems – it would be so juicy to tie “Gunwalker” to Chicago and New York, if only somehow….
Biggest threats to gun rights? I would have said Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, and Ruther Bader Ginsburg.
The anti-rights group on SCOTUS can only react, not act.
It always strikes me as strange when you say Daley is anti-gun until I read further down and realize that you are talking about MAYOR Daley from Chicago, IL rather than STATE REPRESENTATIVE Daley from California, PA.
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