Recently-sworn-in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is wasting no time in shoring-up his anti-gun reputation. As reported this week by the Washington Times, de Blasio announced that he has joined “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” (MAIG)–the national gun ban group founded and funded by anti-gun extremist, and de Blasio’s predecessor in the Mayoral Mansion, Michael Bloomberg. Unsurprisingly, Mr. de Blasio has chosen to follow in the footsteps of his anti-gun predecessor, pledging to “force this issue on the national stage.”
“Mayor Bloomberg took on this fight when few others would, and today we are safer for it. He built a national movement for commonsense gun control–one I am proud to join. We are going to force this issue on the national stage to protect New Yorkers from the illegal guns flooding into our city,” de Blasio said.
We’re likely to hear more from de Blasio as he attempts to gain relevance and fill the anti-gun shoes of Bloomberg.