Regular readers of BJP know we focus our writings on the Texas counties of Harris & Fort Bend. It’s a logical assumption then to, well…assume…the 4th largest city I’ve referenced is the City of Houston, currently the 4th largest city in the United States. You’d be incorrect in that assumption because the city I am referencing is Rockford…the 4th largest city in Illinois.
Rockford, Illinois Mayor Larry Morrissey has dropped out of Nanny Gloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
“An independent Illinois mayor is leaving New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun coalition because he said the group strayed from its original mission and became too focused on pushing for an assault weapons ban”
“The focus should not be against law-abiding citizens. We should be focusing our enforcement on folks who have no right to carry a gun, concealed or otherwise.”
Houston Mayor Annise Parker is a firearms owner and a law-abiding one, I’m guessing. Her motivation for joining Gloomberg’s MAIG always seemed to me to be more linked to the opportunity to win a $1 million dollar Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors’ Challenge prize than a sincere drive to strip law-abiding Houstonians of their firearms.
How much longer will Annise Parker remain a member of Michael Bloomberg’s group?