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Monday, February 04, 2013

Fun with math and MAIG

"Mayors Against Illegal Guns" claims to have "over 800" members. Whether or not that number includes mayors who have quit when they found out what kind of fanatical, extremist organization they'd gotten hooked up with, mayors long dead whom MAIG claims have signed MAIG's petitions after their deaths, and mayors who never joined, but MAIG claims anyway, is left unanswered.

According to Wikipedia, there are about 30,000 incorporated cities in the U.S., and thus about 30,000 mayors. That means MAIG is claiming about 2.67% of U.S. mayors.

Meanwhile, at least 18 of MAIG's finest have been charged with (and some already convicted of) serious crimes, including assault, possessing child pornography, attempted child molestation, and ironically, breaking gun laws. That comes to about 2.25% of MAIG's membership.

In other words, the percentage of U.S. mayors participating in Bloomberg's forcible citizen disarmament jihad is only marginally higher than the percentage of MAIG members convicted of or charged with serious crimes.

And we're supposed to let them tell us what our rights are?


W W Woodward said...

Does the number also count the charged, indicted, and convicted mayors?

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

That is indeed one of the central questions, Woody.