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Thursday, April 4, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
 

I think most people would agree that you can tell a lot about a person by noting with whom he associates. We are known by the company we keep, right?

So, what are we to make of the number of mayors in Pennsylvania, and especially in Allegheny County, who are signing on to Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns ( mayorsagainstillegalguns.org) campaign?

Without even addressing the number of mayors on the national list who are convicted criminals, under indictment or being investigated, there is the issue of Bloomberg himself. In an interview with NBC, he said, “I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.”

He went on to say that sometimes government knows best and that Americans should cede their rights. After all, Michael Bloomberg knows best what is good for us, right?

One has to wonder, however, what other of Bloomberg's crusades these mayors endorse. What other choices and rights do they want to infringe?

Mike Henninger

Brentwood

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