Co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Dies

Thomas Menino, Boston's longest serving mayor from 1993-2014. (Photo: BNN News)

Thomas Menino, Boston’s longest serving mayor from 1993-2014. (Photo: BNN News)

Former Boston mayor and co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Thomas Menino died on Thursday morning.

Menino lost his battle with cancer, dying at the age of 71.

The Boston mayor who served a record-setting five terms co-founded MAIG in 2006 with billionaire business magnate and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

MAIG has since merged with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to form Everytown for Gun Safety, arguably the nation’s most aggressive gun-control organization.

Bloomberg released the following statement in the wake of Menino’s death.

“Tom Menino was a terrific mayor and a close partner for me. I got to know Tom well as we worked together to keep cities safe from gun violence. In 2006, we formed Mayors Against Illegal Guns — and what began as a meeting of 15 mayors ultimately became a coalition of more than 1,000 mayors from around the country.

“Whether it was tackling illegal guns or reviving neighborhoods, Tom was never afraid to take on tough issues. He cared deeply about the people of Boston, and he was tireless in making his city a better place to live and work. Tom was at his best when his city needed him most. In the aftermath of the Marathon bombing last year, he was steady as always, showing the same determined leadership that made his career in public service one of Boston’s most important and most influential.

“My thoughts and prayers are with Tom’s wife Angela, their children and family, and their many friends in Boston and beyond.”

After Colorado Rampage, Menino Calls for Gun Controls from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Manshooter January 27, 2017, 10:22 am

    Glad to hear it. See..It is worth reading the bullshit news from time to time.

  • dink winkerson November 4, 2014, 12:43 pm

    Momma always said, if you can’t say something good about someone when their gone, don’t say anything at all. So here we go, he’s dead, that’s good. Momma would be so proud 🙂

    • Russ November 14, 2014, 6:22 pm

      My Mom was like yours dink.
      So I’ve got nothing to say.

  • db cooper November 3, 2014, 2:00 pm

    good riddance gun control advocate and promoter of crime against the defenseless!

    • The Defenseless November 14, 2014, 6:26 pm

      Devil wanted his dues?

  • Stravo Lukos November 3, 2014, 10:02 am

    When Menino died, I felt sorry for the man & his family; however, I could not feel proud of all his achievements. He was a pro-death, anti-gun political lackey. Let’s hope those were his only errors in life.

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