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Sparks, Nevada Mayor Lends Name to Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Coalition!

Friday, January 26, 2007


This week in Washington D.C., mayors from across the country met as part of the 2007 "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" Coalition Summit. 

The mayor of Sparks, Nevada, Mayor Geno Martini, Nevada's one and only member of the Coalition, has joined the anti-gun group led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Mayor Martini added his name to the list of participants as displayed on the coalition's website found at www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/.   


The organization received recent attention when the mayor of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Mayor Jared Fuhriman, disassociated himself with the coalition due to pressure from constituents and his concerns over an "agenda" within the coalition that seems to seek to prevent anyone, even law-abiding citizens, from carrying a firearm.


In an interview with a local news station, Fuhriman said, "I found there's probably a little more of an agenda coming from Mayor Bloomberg's office than I anticipated.  So as I looked into it, I could see there was a conflict with the NRA and some of the beliefs we have here in Idaho."


It is important that NRA members in Northern Nevada contact Mayor Martini and let him know that New York-style gun control does not fit the views of his constituents.  To contact Geno Martini, please call (775) 353-2310 or email him at gmartini@cityofsparks.us.


Please keep checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for future updates on this threat to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the State of Nevada!


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