Florida’s MAIG Mayors – Either ignorant or trying to continue a long tradition of civil rights violations

After finding a badly outdated and incomplete list of Florida MAIG mayors at another blog I decided to spend some time on the Mayors Against ilLegal Guns website pulling up all of the current Florida mayors listed on their rolls there.  After that, getting their contact info was just a bit more research.

It has been widely reported that a number of mayors have left MAIG in recent months.  One of the latest to quit the group was Mayor John Tkazyik of Poughkeepsie, NY.  He had this to say:

 Nearly 50 pro-Second Amendment mayors have left the organization. They left for the same reason I did. MAIG became a vehicle for Bloomberg to promote his personal gun-control agenda — violating the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and taking resources away from initiatives that could actually work to protect our neighborhoods and save precious lives. Gun control will actually make a bad situation worse.

As unlikely as it may seem to those of us who pay attention to Second Amendment issues, there may still be some Florida MAIG Mayors who have been mislead by lies fed to them by Bloomberg’s anti-gun group.  We have the emails sent to Florida Mayors from MAIG claiming that they support the Second Amendment, we even have emails from known anti-gun Police Chiefs and Sheriffs reassuring some mayors that MAIG is just “helping to target illegal guns, not legal gun owners”.

They may not have noticed that MAIG has opposed every pro-gun and pro-self-defense legislative initiative proposed in Florida and nationally since the group was founded.  It may have missed their radar that MAIG has supported the adoption of some of the most draconian anti-gun laws in this nation’s history.  Nobody may have told them about the “merger” of MAIG with the “Moms Demand Action” gun control group and the MAIG created “Shoot First” lobbying initiative that supports gutting Florida’s self-defense laws; Most egregiously trying to argue that you should even have a duty to retreat from your own home during a home invasion.

Then there are Mayors like Michael Ryan of Sunrise Florida who are  just rabidly against your right to own a firearm or defend your family.  Many of them are fully aware of what they are doing and just don’t care about your civil rights.

Florida MAIG Mayors
Mayor City/County email/Contact
Susan Gottlieb Aventura [email protected]
Jean Rosenfield Bal Harbour [email protected]
Bay Harbor Islands
David Coviello Biscayne Park [email protected]
Boynton Beach
Cape Canaveral
Greg Ross Cooper City [email protected]
James Cason Coral Gables [email protected]
Walter B. Duke Dania Beach [email protected]
Judy Paul Davie [email protected]
Daytona Beach
Cary Glickstein Delray Beach [email protected]
Bruce Mount Eatonville [email protected]
Daisy Black El Portal [email protected]
Glenn Singer Golden Beach [email protected]
Greenacres
Charles Sanders Greenwood http://townofgreenwood.org/contact.cfm
Samuel Henderson Gulfport [email protected]
Joy Cooper Hallandale Beach [email protected]
Peter Bober Hollywood [email protected]
Ken Schultz Hypoluxo [email protected]
Islamorada
Lake Hamilton
Patricia Gerard Largo QUIT MAIG to SUPPORT YOUR RIGHTS!
Barrington Russell Lauderdale Lakes [email protected]
Richard J. Kaplan Lauderhill [email protected]
Howard Schieferdecker Maitland [email protected]
Tomás Regalado Miami [email protected]
Miami Beach
Oliver G. Gilbert Miami Gardens [email protected]
Miami Lakes
Carlos Gimenez Miami-Dade County [email protected]
Lori C. Moseley Miramar [email protected]
Connie Leon-Kreps North Bay Village [email protected]
Jack Brady North Lauderdale [email protected]
Lucie M. Tondreau North Miami QUIT MAIG to SUPPORT YOUR RIGHTS!
Douglas A. Gibson Oak Hill QUIT MAIG to SUPPORT YOUR RIGHTS!
John Adornato Oakland Park QUIT MAIG to SUPPORT YOUR RIGHTS!
Myra Taylor Opa-Locka [email protected]
Buddy Dyer Orlando [email protected]
Dominic Persampiere Oviedo QUIT MAIG to SUPPORT YOUR RIGHTS!
Pahokee
Palm Bay [email protected]
Shelley Stanczyk Palmetto Bay [email protected]
Frank C. Ortis Pembroke Pines [email protected]
Cindy Lerner Pinecrest [email protected]
Diane Veltri Bendekovic Plantation [email protected]
Thomas A. Masters Riviera Beach [email protected]
Philip K. Stoddard South Miami [email protected] 
Rick Kriseman St. Petersberg [email protected]
Norman Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach [email protected]
Michael J. Ryan Sunrise [email protected]
Daniel Dietch Surfside [email protected]
John Marks Tallahassee [email protected]
Jeri Muoio West Palm Beach [email protected]
Eric H. Jones West Park [email protected]
Daniel J. Stermer Weston [email protected]
White Springs
Gary Resnick Wilton Manors [email protected]
Zolfo Springs

As you may have guessed, this is not the first time in Florida history that elected officials did everything they could to suppress the rights of people they didn’t like.  After all, Florida’s current carry licensing law traces directly back to its original enactment in 1893.  The current concealed carry licensing law comes from Florida’s first licensing law that was passed right after armed blacks stopped a lynch mob in Jacksonville Florida.  One of Florida’s first “Jim Crow” laws enacted after the civil war.

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