file photo of Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick circa 2006.
Wash. -- Anti-gun Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick - jailed
for violating terms of his bond as he faces trial on eight felony
counts - should resign before bringing any more disgrace to his
office, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
is a prominent member of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun
Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition. The irony, said CCRKBA Legislative
Affairs Director Joe Waldron, is that because the mayor is under
indictment, he cannot possess a firearm.
a guy who was very quick on the political trigger by joining Bloomberg's
coalition of gun-grabbing municipal chief executives," Waldron
observed, "but he really misfired when he violated his bond
agreement and crossed the border into Canada last month without
telling the court in advance. The behavior that got him into this
legal quagmire suggests that Kilpatrick considers himself above
wonder he's pals with Michael Bloomberg," Waldron continued.
"New York's mayor is lucky he's not facing charges for that
vigilante gun shop sting operation he mounted two years ago because
it interfered with legitimate federal investigations. Did Kilpatrick
think that he would also avoid trouble, even though he lied under
oath about a relationship he had with his former chief of staff?"
said Kilpatrick "is hardly the face I'd want representing any
group of mayors, if I were Michael Bloomberg."
"Mayors Against Illegal Guns has been campaigning against a
constitutionally-protected, fundamental civil right under the guise
of crime control," Waldron stated, "claiming some kind
of moral high ground in the process. Yet one of their key members
is now under indictment for perjury, misconduct and obstruction
of justice, and he's been jailed for violating provisions of his
ought to be real proud of this guy," he concluded.
than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee
for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org)
is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit
organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving
firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and
facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in
local communities throughout the United States.
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Detroit Mayor's Legal Team
following statement was released today by the legal team of Detroit
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick:
respectfully disagree with the judges' decision to choose the most
extreme option available to him, an option that wasn't even requested
by the prosecution. We are appealing this decision, and regret that
this politically-charged atmosphere has had such a profound impact
on this case."
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