No way, you say.... I am not a resident of New York City, so Bloomberg can't get his grubby hands on my tax dollars, right? Wrong, as it turns out. Bloomberg and the Joyce Foundation are creating grants in cities around the country to fund a "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" regional coordinator. Unfortunately, the grants don't cover the full cost of salary in most cities. The shortfall is made up with local money and is used to hire Bloomberg-approved anti-gun lobbyists for these positions. Not only is Bloomberg using your tax money to fund anti-gun iniaitives, he is getting his anti-gun people hired as your city employees to boot.
This plan is covered in great detail in this thread from AR15.com:
So far, the following cities have "Regional Coordinators":
Also, a congratulations to Mayor Brown (D) of Jacksonville, FL, who fired the MAIG coordinator when he succeeded the former Republican mayor of that city in 2010.
And for those who forget what the MAIG agenda is, here is straight from the horse's mouth: http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns....ral_action.pdf
Safety locks, no-private sales, registration, bans on "especially dangerous firearms" - there is a whole long laundry list of projects that have nothing to do with illegal guns - but a whole damn lot to do with making guns illegal.