BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inviting Americans to "Meet the Mayors" who have been involved in the anti-gun-rights Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the Second Amendment Foundation is launching a campaign in newspapers, magazines and on the Internet that exposes the criminal and ethical wrongdoings of many members of that organization.
The "Meet the Mayors" ad can be seen at: http://saf.org/images/maig.pdf
"Michael Bloomberg created this group to further his personal agenda of public disarmament," noted SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. "But within the ranks of his organization, our research has found several politicians who have been convicted of various serious crimes, thus making it impossible for them to finish their terms.
"We discovered," he continued, "one mayor convicted of perjury and embezzlement, another who was convicted of attempted child molestation, and yet another who was convicted of assault and racketeering. There was one who was convicted on bribery, fraud and money laundering, and another who was convicted of domestic violence.
"In short," Gottlieb explained, "many of these elitist politicians can no longer own firearms. The crimes they were convicted of suggest they are public enemies rather than public servants. No wonder they want to take guns from law-abiding citizens!"
"Perhaps Bloomberg should worry about background checks on his colleagues, rather than law-abiding gun owners," he suggested.
Gottlieb said SAF research discovered a far higher rate of criminal activity within the ranks of the MAIG than among the ranks of more than 8 million citizens who are licensed to carry concealed firearms in 49 states.
"While Michael Bloomberg has been campaigning to turn gun owners into criminals," Gottlieb said, "the criminals in his own ranks were engaged in such activities as tax evasion, extortion, accepting bribes, child pornography, trademark counterfeiting and perjury. One was even convicted of assaulting a police officer.
"And these people have the audacity to smear law-abiding gun owners as potential criminals, simply because they exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms," he concluded. "He should pay more attention to what his friends are up to than worry about the gun owners he's been trying to demonize."
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 600,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.
SOURCE Second Amendment Foundation