There’s been a lot of ink lately about MAIG members quitting the organization because “They’re really just anti-gun? I honestly did not know that.”
As the linked article helpfully points out, that’s hard to take at face value.
That Bloomberg is in fact very much a “mayor for gun control” should have been readily apparent to anybody who has ever heard him interviewed on the subject. Likewise, it should have been painfully obvious to anybody paying even minimal attention that the word “illegal” is included in the nomenclature for aesthetic reasons only.
It’s good that they’re jumping ship and all, but personally I’ll hold the applause. They’re either disingenuously leaving a group that has their sympathy but is harming their re-election prospects, or their having joined it in the first place marks them as too stupid to hold public office. Rather like politicians of an earlier era: “The KKK is really just a bunch of bigots? I honestly did not know that.”