On the post before this one, I mentioned Armed With Ethics as the group spearheading a “new” initiative for “gun safety” and “keeping our children safe” with the
submission support & approval of several South Florida members of Illegal Mayors Against Guns. (MAIG)
First thing I did was to check their website. Not surprisingly, you can’t find much in it regarding information on who is who or much of anything else. This is the new trend among Gun Control groups: The less they put out there, the less it can be fact-checked. Even Mayors Against Illegal Guns has eliminated its list of mayors from its website and now only gives you a slow-scrolling list of cities that are “partners” with MAIG.
But you can find almost anything in the Ineternets, including the articles of incorporation for Arms With Ethics INC, a Florida Non-Profit Corporation. In its articles they state that their mission is:
So who are the principals of this organization? Firearm experts? Former Federal Law Enforcement officers with an expertise in Gun Trafficking? Let’s see, shall we?
HUGHES, LAURA 60 EAST 8TH ST #8G
NEW YORK, NY 10003
The names is also associated with a New York company specialized in “Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction” … Huh? And also to a South Florida Company called Eco-Pure Construction that builds homes with eco-friendly solution…whatever that means.
O’DONNELL, MAURA 5900 COLLINS AVENUE, APT 1607
MIAMI BEACH, FL 33140
Not much info on her other than the address appears to be a very nice condo building in Miami Beach. I’ll have to keep searching.
MURSULI, JORGE 600 NE 97TH ST
MIAMI SHORES, FL 33138
Now here is something interesting. No, not a gun expert or a LEO but a “community activist”, former president of Democracia USA and member of The National Council of La Raza. He was the Florida State Director for the People For The American Way and appears to have some sort of connection with the Tides Foundation.
But that is not all! Just this month, another Non-Profit corporation was created under the name “Arms With Ethics In Action.” (The Action word keeps appearing with anti gun groups, doesn’t it?) and besides Mursuli and Woods as principals, we have:
BARBOT, CANDACE 2526 ADAMS STREET
HOLLYWOOD, FL 33020
Former photo Journalist for the Miami Herald (That makes two former Herald employees and explains the special treatment by the newspaper) and filmmaker.
MINKIN, SAMARA 315 CENTRAL PARK WEST
NEW YORK, NY 10025
Another one involved with film and art. Married to Trent Gegax, a former Newsweek writer who now helps run The Gramercy Fund. He was involved in helping write Al Gore’s book “The Assault on Reason.”
MINKIN, GLENDA 36 DELTA PLACE
ATLANTA, GA 30307
Her Linkedin profile has her as “Independent Fund-Raising Professional.” She has sent monies to the campaigns of gun control politicians such as Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schummer.
So what we have is a load of people who can raise money and make cute pictures but apparently have no inkling on the issue of illegal firearms transfers, straw purchases or anything gun related. It makes you wonder that if your humble blogger managed to do a quick research on these people and find out that frankly they are not the experts to solve a problem, how come a bunch of frigging mayors were led by the nose and sat pretty while Snake Oil was being sold to the public with their blessings.
Unless the orders came from New York and they were faithfully were obeying them.