What sells in New York City doesn’t sell well across the rest of the United States, according to Buzzfeed’s Jacob Fischler — or perhaps Michael Bloomberg simply sold a bill of goods in the first place. After rising to prominence last December in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has lost critical resources over the last few months … mayors:
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is finding it hard to keep its membership up, thanks to dozens of resignations and lost elections over the last few months.
Worse for Bloomberg, who has become one of the faces of the gun control movement: the people replacing his lost comrades aren’t particularly eager to sign up with the organization, a rare group battling in the trenches against the well-organized and deep-pocketed National Rifle Association. Some appear not quite to have signed on for that level of political heat.