Which is more illegal… the guns or the mayors?

posted at 8:41 am on December 4, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

By now most of the country has become familiar with the Deplorable Nanny State Mayor and his fun loving group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The amount of money he’s dumped into gun grabbing efforts in multiple states has had the liberal media buzzing over all of the “good work” he’s been doing. Along with his partner in Boston, Thomas Menino, he’s become something of a legend. But next year both of them will be out of office, so who will be stepping up to take the lead? You may find some of the potential replacements far more entertaining.

When they depart, attention will likely focus on some of their less well-known members — and that could be a problem.

The latest of the legally challenged is Mayor Gordon Jenkins of Monticello, NY. Last week, he was arrested for driving under the influence and for literally punching a police department clock, which forced cops to handcuff him to a chair.

He’s not alone. Over in Spring Valley, Mayor Noramie Jasmin was arrested for accepting bribes from an FBI informant in April. In Marcus Hook, Pa., Mayor James Schiliro was arrested for reckless endangerment after firing a handgun inside his home during a drunken argument.

Down in Gainesville, Fla., Mayor Craig Lowe was charged with a DUI after being found asleep at the scene of a car accident. Meanwhile, other MAIG members from Hartford to Detroit have found themselves facing prosecutors over charges that include felony corruption, assault and attempted sex crimes with a child.

Bloomberg has done more than enough to get people upset with him over the years, but he at least had the good sense not to get arrested. Apparently some of the rest of his merry band can’t say the same. But another question comes in terms of the funding. MAIG has been free and easy with cash for massive advertising campaigns and support to sympathetic candidates. If Bloomberg is stepping aside, how much longer will he be funneling that sort of cash into a project which has produced little to no results in getting laws passed or anti-gun advocates elected. And without that sort of direct cash infusion, it doesn’t look like a very bright future for the group.

2014 will be full of many tests in districts across the United States. MAIG will have its own test to pass, and under new management the scores may not be impressive.


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“Phhhhttt. Amateurs.”

–Marion Barry

SoRight on December 4, 2013 at 8:45 AM

I am against illegal mayors having guns or being protected by guns.

Against Illegal Mayors with Guns. AIMG

rbj on December 4, 2013 at 8:46 AM

O/T Take a look at the demonstrations in Kiev, Ukraine,and our young people.They are fighting and in some cases dying for freedom.We are fighting for free condoms. Tell me which culture will win the future.

celtic warrior on December 4, 2013 at 8:54 AM

That writeup about Gordon Jenkins is pretty generous given what happened. He tried exerting influence on the officers to get off. He also has an extensive rap sheet: selling counterfeit sneakers, assaulting a police officer, and appointing his girlfriend to the village board of trustees.

blammm on December 4, 2013 at 8:57 AM

…You may find some of the potential replacements far more entertaining

The sort of stories that nightmayors are made from.

Shy Guy on December 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Tell me which culture will win the future.

celtic warrior on December 4, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Putin’s.

Shy Guy on December 4, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Boy, this group makes San Diego’s Filthy Filner seem downright respectable. All he did was harass women.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Here’s another one: Josh Maxwell of Downingtown, PA: DUI

Somehow it’s irresponsible to have a rifle with a bayonet mount and a collapsible stock, but A-OK to drive a car intoxicated.

blammm on December 4, 2013 at 9:06 AM

If Bloomberg is stepping aside, how much longer will he be funneling that sort of cash into a project which has produced little to no results in getting laws passed or anti-gun advocates elected.

I would say it actually backfired on them in the Colorado recall elections. Didn’t the Governor of Colorado tell Bloomberg and other outside money to stay away from the latest one before she resigned?

Johnnyreb on December 4, 2013 at 9:11 AM

I’ve searched all 4 of the mayors listed and, surprisingly, almost no articles mention that they are all democrats. Weird.

Flange on December 4, 2013 at 9:13 AM

“…was charged with a DUI after being found asleep at the scene of a car accident.”

Now that’s some mighty DUI that-there is.
Did he get a raise? An achievement award?

Tsar of Earth on December 4, 2013 at 9:27 AM

I’ve searched all 4 of the mayors listed and, surprisingly, almost no articles mention that they are all democrats. Weird Unexpected.

Flange on December 4, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Tsar of Earth on December 4, 2013 at 9:30 AM

ROFL

My local mayors gathered in the fall to pay homage to a local high school team which won the state Skeet Team championship, they had a shoot-off with some of the kids in clay busting.

Mayors Against Guns may work in blue city shiite-piles, but in the rurals you would find yourself out of a job if you advocated such stupidity.

Bishop on December 4, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Deplorable Nanny State Mayor and his fun loving group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

No Labels

Lost in Jersey on December 4, 2013 at 9:38 AM

That should read FORMER Gainesville, Fla., Mayor Craig Lowe. Craig lost his reelection bid in April of this year, in a very lefty town, to a Republican.

Mig on December 4, 2013 at 9:38 AM

I’ve searched all 4 of the mayors listed and, surprisingly, almost no articles mention that they are all democrats. Weird.

Flange on December 4, 2013 at 9:13 AM

…funny how that works…unless they are Republicans.

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Unexpected.

Flange on December 4, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Tsar of Earth on December 4, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Further digging revealed that Schiliro was a repub. He also resigned.

Flange on December 4, 2013 at 10:23 AM

So will the city of New York continue to provide it’s IT department services to MAIG free of charge?

GarandFan on December 4, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Guns Against Illegal Mayors.

That’ll work for me.

questionmark on December 4, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Can anyone provide a comparison of (a) deaths caused by drunk drivers v. (b) deaths caused by illegal guns?

EdmundBurke247 on December 4, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Don’t you mean, “Long arms of the lawless“?

Gordy on December 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

It’s New York. They once had a weiner….an actual weiner, running for mayor.

KMC1 on December 4, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Mayors Against Guns may work in blue city shiite-piles, but in the rurals you would find yourself out of a job if you advocated such stupidity.

Bishop on December 4, 2013 at 9:32 AM

When the county opened our new shooting range last year, several of our county politicians, the Sheriff, and multiple Army commanders were there to shoot the ribbon for the grand opening.

BTW – this is the county where we just recalled Dem gun-grabber State Senator Morse.

dentarthurdent on December 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Guns Against Illegal Mayors.
That’ll work for me.

questionmark on December 4, 2013 at 10:39 AM

I’m GAIM for that one….

dentarthurdent on December 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Guns Against Illegal Mayors.
That’ll work for me.

questionmark on December 4, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Watch your back. The AP stylebook police already have your IP address.

blammm on December 4, 2013 at 12:11 PM

I answered my own question:

Can anyone provide a comparison of (a) deaths caused by drunk drivers v. (b) deaths caused by illegal guns?

The facts show that the hypocrisy of this collection of elected human scum is staggering.

In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes (according to the CDC). The does not include deaths cased by driving under the influence of narcotics. In that same year 8,874 people were killed by firearms (according to the FBI).

While I do not wish to trivialize any death, the fact that that these self-righteous moralists want to regulate guns, while at the same time intentionally violating laws intended to prevent another, more frequent form of homicide (calling it an “accident” only legitimizes drinking and driving under the influence) infuriates me.

Since tarring and feathering is frowned upon, I’ll settle for impeachment, recall, or resignation.

EdmundBurke247 on December 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM

“Mumbles” is a legend?
Jazz, go home; you’re drunk

TC@LeatherPenguin on December 5, 2013 at 6:44 AM

In Marcus Hook, Pa., Mayor James Schiliro was arrested for reckless endangerment after firing a handgun inside his home during a drunken argument.

Another one bites the dust.

blammm on December 5, 2013 at 5:23 PM