Monday, July 26, 2010

Bill White tries to cover up his anti gun views... tries to have it both ways...

When it was politically convenient Bill White was a member of the radical anti gun faction started by elitist New York liberal mayor Michael Bloomberg...

He conveniently dropped out of the group when he started running for statewide office in Texas last year (link). Excerpt follows..

when the former Houston mayor was part of a group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group publicly listed him among opponents of the amendment.

Now federal law, the Tiahrt Amendment said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives cannot release information from its firearms trace database to anyone other than a law enforcement agency or prosecutor in connection with a criminal investigation, and that information cannot be used in a civil lawsuit.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which White was a part of until last year, opposed the measure. In fact, White’s name appeared on a couple of public declarations of opposition.

The first was this March 2007 open letter to Congress.

The second was this June 2007 ad in USA Today opposing the amendment.

Bill White now is spinning and lying and feigning ignorance and pretending he would have quit had he known about this...

Bill White also has more than one story about when and why he quit the anti gun group. Excerpt follows...
There is also some dispute about when White quit the group. His campaign has said previously that he quit on July 21, 2009, the day that Mayors Against Illegal Guns ran an ad in USA Today opposing the Thune Amendment. But earlier this year, a spokesman for the group told the American-Statesman that he resigned July 28, which was the day after John Sharp, then running against White for the U.S. Senate, criticized White for being part of the mayors’ group.
What kind of rinky dink operation was he running while he was mayor anyway?

This spin is so transparently bad and full of lies... will others in the press talk more about this story that dropped late on a Friday afternoon, or will they give him a free pass like they do on almost everything else?

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