Mayors Against Illegal Guns opposes the rights of ordinary Americans to carry handguns, purchase "assault weapons" and "high-capacity magazines," make private gun sales without involving licensed dealers, gun shows in general, and other gun rights.
When on city business, Jones has a Mobile police officer acting as his bodyguard, but on that day in December, he was just making a run to the store. It is unclear whether the Mobile mayor has a concealed carry permit, or if he had a handgun in his vehicle or on his person illegally. Jones wouldn't reveal if he has a permit to carry or not to the press. An NRA-backed law passed in 2009, blocking the public access to the list of Alabama concealed carry permit holders.
Does the Mayor of Mobile oppose the rights that he exercises himself? It sure looks like that don't it? Obviously, I don't have any problem with Mayor Jones carrying a firearm. I don't blame him for keeping quiet about whether he's got a permit either, as I wouldn't go about broadcasting that to the general public either.. For him to be a part of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and oppose the gun rights of the "little people" at the same time is hypocritical though. Give up your guns, or drop out of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Mr. Jones.
al.com article on the Mayor Jones burglary
Hat Tip to CCRKBA for bringing up the story in their newsletter