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New Jersey Mayor Continues Trend: Leaves Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Coalition

Monday, July 9, 2007

Fairfax, VA - Oldsmans Township, NJ Mayor Harry Moore has resigned his membership from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun coalition, continuing the trend of mayors jaded by Bloomberg’s focus on gun control rather than crime control.

“I applaud Mayor Harry Moore for having the courage to quit this anti-gun coalition once he recognized Mike Bloomberg true intentions,” said Chris W. Cox, National Rifle Association (NRA)’s chief lobbyist. “Mayors across the country have come to realize the coalition is nothing more than a front group for gun control.”

Bloomberg’s anti-gun coalition opposes the Shelby-Tiahrt Amendment in Congress that is supported by rank-and-file law enforcement across the country. The National Fraternal Order of Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Department of Justice and NRA are united in wanting to keep trace information in the hands of law enforcement. These law enforcement organizations have expressed concern that giving this information to politicians will compromise on-going investigations and endanger the safety of law enforcement officers.

"Mayor Bloomberg has wasted taxpayer money jet-setting across the country, holding media events and spreading a load of propaganda to other mayors," Cox continued. " Bloomberg’s own actions prove that protecting law enforcement officers is not at the top of his agenda."

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