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Sat Jan 10, 2015, 08:22 PM

Washington DC mayor Muriel Bowser: ‘You have a mayor who hates guns’

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/mike-debonis/wp/2015/01/09/muriel-bowser-you-have-a-mayor-who-hates-guns/

Muriel E. Bowser’s first week as mayor has not gone quite as smoothly as planned. On Tuesday, she handled her first snowfall to mixed reviews, and on Thursday evening, she learned that one of the few concrete goals she laid out in her inaugural speech — winning the right to host the 2024 Olympics — would not come to pass.

Less than an hour later, she walked into a packed St. Augustine Catholic Church where she might have been brought even further down to earth. The Washington Interfaith Network gathered hundreds of concerned and churchgoing D.C. residents there to recite the group’s long-standing litany of grievances about a city that may be safer and more prosperous but is also less hospitable to seniors and low-income residents.

Bowser heard from anonymous residents of the D.C. General shelter for homeless families. She heard from a MetroAccess driver fighting for better wages from the WMATA contractor she works for. And she heard from a Brooklyn minister organizing a national campaign to end handgun violence by pressuring firearms manufacturers. In the past, WIN’s “actions” have included asking elected officials or candidates to make specific pledges to create jobs, support affordable housing, or take action on other issues. On occasion, the group has taken steps to hold officials accountable for those pledges.

But Bowser was not asked to make any pledges this time, and she won sustained applause from the crowd after more than 20 minutes of remarks that included lines like this one, responding to WIN’s new focus on gun violence: “You have a mayor who hates guns,” she said. “If it was up to me, we wouldn’t have any handguns in the District of Columbia. I swear to protect the Constitution and what the courts say, but I will do it in the most restrictive way as possible.”

(Except, remainder of article at link. Emphasis mine.)

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Reply Washington DC mayor Muriel Bowser: ‘You have a mayor who hates guns’ (Original post)
Juan Rico Jan 2015 OP
Crazy D Jan 2015 #1
.30M1 Jan 2015 #2
island4diver Jan 2015 #3
Hades Jan 2015 #4
CTA102 Jan 2015 #5
Juan Rico Jan 2015 #8
fncceo Jan 2015 #6
Juan Rico Jan 2015 #7
Sam Jan 2015 #9

Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 08:28 PM

1. I see the NRA and SAF will be getting more checks from DC in the days ahead

You'd think grabbers would learn but since it's the taxpayers money that'll never happen

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Response to Crazy D (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 08:38 PM

2. They never learn.

Decades and decades of failure hasn't taught them anything. Hell, Josh Sugarmann STILL advocates for banning civilian possession of all semi-automatic firearms. Pathetic to the point of being comedic.

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 08:46 PM

3. At least she is honest about it,

I'm guessing she didn't mentor Wendy Davis.

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 09:07 PM

4. She isn't saying anything we didn't already know.

All the anti gun types for current and future gun decisions will make sure to follow the decisions in the absolute least way, and in some cases bordering on not following, possible.

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 09:32 PM

5. She should run nationally at some point, telling people the truth about

 

those who covet gunz.

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Response to CTA102 (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 10:00 PM

8. What a gift that would be to the Republican party. Can you imagine the Democratic candidate

for president telling the American people "I hate guns" and "If it was up to me, we wouldn't have any handguns in America"?

It would be 1984 all over again!



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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 09:35 PM

6. Pretty sure she's OK with guns ...

... For her security detail.

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Response to fncceo (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 09:38 PM

7. Yup. "Guns for me but not for thee".

Should someone be able to show evidence that she really does hate guns so much that she doesn't allow armed personnel to protect her (she did say she didn't want any handguns in DC), I will happily retract my characterization of her.

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 10:01 PM

9. hey iverglas here is another one

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