It would appear that MAIG has come to realize that having a membership with a higher rate of criminal activity than concealed carry holders is an argument that actually sticks. When they speak, they become the spokesmen for criminals calling for disarming the law-abiding.
When gun bloggers first started pointing out how many criminal mayors they had – mostly around the time one was under a high profile arrest for gun crimes – MAIG kept their names on their website with pride. I guess they felt they needed every supporter they could find, even if the supporter was headed to prison.
Today’s arrest of Trenton’s mayor had MAIG scrubbing their website of their member within a couple of hours. In fact, I saw the post on Days of Our Trailers, but initially couldn’t figure out if Thirdpower was simply assuming that because the guy was a big-city mayor in NJ that he was a member since the MAIG site had him gone. However, a simple search of the mayor’s name and MAIG turned up the evidence.
The only reason that MAIG would want to act quickly on these matters is because they have found that it does actually undermine their credibility to have Bloomberg allying himself with criminals in calling for gun control. I guess MAIG is hoping that by erasing evidence of any relationship within the group, they can minimize the impact.
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Someone should be keeping copies of MAIGs membership list for posterity’s sake… :-)
They can scrub all they want but the Interwebs never forget!
Besides, David Codrea put up a screen shot of it this morning when he posted on it in his WarOnGuns blog.
Guidelines to political communication: Never say in writing what can be said over the telephone, never say over the telephone what can be said in person, never say in person what can be said with a handshake, and never say with a handshake what can be said with a wink.
And never, but NEVER put anything on the Intertoobs that you don’t want to last forever!
When they speak, they become the spokesmen for criminals calling for disarming the law-abiding.
Hey, Bloomberg is just continuing a venerable NYC and NY State tradition.
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