Bloomberg's Paper Trail

January 10th, 2014

There have been some questions about the exact relationship between Michael Bloomberg's New York City Hall staff and his employees at Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Judicial Watch obtained over 500 pages of emails through an FOIA request, and they have it posted here [huge pdf file].

The chain of emails begins a couple of hours before the Sandy Hook shootings on December 14, 2012 and continues through January. Their intention to take control of the debate, even before the White House and Congress have had a chance to respond, is almost immediately apparent.

Mark Glaze is the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Page 44 has a testy exchange with Dan Gross of the Brady Campaign, in which there's a great deal of bickering over who gets to control the narrative. John Feinblatt (criminal justice coordinator to the Mayor) tries to make peace by assuring Gross that "there will be plenty of opportunities for everyone."

It's a lot to sift through, but here's the general agenda they were hashing out:

It's a ton of stuff to read, but I'll post more if anything stands out.

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