The concept of ridding legal gun owners of their weapons is a staple of the left in New York.
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Mayor John Tkazyik, who serves in one of the largest cities in the Hudson Valley, wrote an op-ed for the local Poughkeepsie Journal in which he claims Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organization MAIG (Mayors Against Illegal Guns) “intended to promote confiscation of guns from law-abiding citizens.”
In his column, Tkazyik explains why he left the organization (or as he says in a nod to President Reagan, the organization left him), claiming the group had simply become “a vehicle for Bloomberg to promote his personal gun-control agenda.” He adds that MAIG was intent on “violating the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”
While renouncing his membership with MAIG, along with noting that 50 other mayors have done the same, Tkazyik proudly proclaims that he is still a lifelong member of the NRA.