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11/20/2013 8:53:00 AM
Mayor's Report
Mayors unite against illegal guns

Chris Marley
Mayor of Chino Valley

As the Mayor of Chino Valley, I usually report on local news and leave national issues to the larger publications. Unfortunately, though, I received some disturbing news recently which has the potential to affect us all. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a campaign several years ago to garner support for a coalition called "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" which has now received endorsements from several Arizona Mayors, a fact which does not bode well for Arizonan's Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Since definitions are everything, one would think "illegal guns" would imply weapons in the hands of those prohibited by law to own them. Unfortunately, this is only a small part of the platform embraced by the coalition. A brief glance at their web page tells the rest of the story.

It would appear that the real issue at hand is not one of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals (Lord knows we already have enough laws prohibiting gun ownership by criminals), but rather keeping certain firearms out of the hands of the majority of our citizens who are decent, law abiding members of our society.

This strikes at the fundamental right of a person's ability to protect their home, business, or loved ones from those who would do them harm.

I would urge our citizens to take a long, hard look at any elected official who is in favor of undermining such a basic Constitutional right, since a disregard of the Second Amendment is a pretty good indicator of a blatant disregard for the rest of our Constitution.

Apparently our oath of office, (which includes the promise to protect the Constitution against all enemies- foreign and domestic) doesn't mean the same thing to all elected officials.

Just thought I'd let you know...

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