For Immediate Release: Nebraska Firearms Owners Association Calls for Ralston's Mayor Donald Groesser to Renounce Membership in Corrupt Gun Control Group

OMAHA, NE, August 1, 2013 –           After numerous attempts at contacting his office, today the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association (NFOA) publicly called on Ralston’s Mayor Donald Groesser to denounce the East Coast political group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) and renounce his membership in their organization. Mayor Donald Groesser, is the only Nebraska mayor who continues to support the embattled MAIG group founded and led by liberal billionaire and New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg.

MAIG has recently been under scrutiny for the misuse of New York City funds including having the MAIG website hosted on city-owned servers and administered by city employees, and sending a special counselor in the mayor’s office to lobby in Nevada on behalf of MAIG’s gun control agenda. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has received requests to investigate the potential misuse of tax dollars to fund the liberal MAIG group. Adding to MAIG’s dishonesty, the organization has admitted to padding their gun death “victim” numbers by including criminals justifiably shot by police or armed citizens in self defense. The Washington Examiner goes so far to report that 1 in 12 on MAIG’s “victims” list are crime suspects. One prominent crime suspect listed by MAIG as a gun death “victim” is Boston Marathon terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev. “In a conservative state like Nebraska, it’s really surprising that Mayor Groesser remains a member of, what appears to be such a dishonest and potentially criminal gun control group like MAIG,” stated NFOA President Wesley Dickinson. “We’re asking Mayor Groesser to separate himself from the scandal-laden MAIG by renouncing his membership like other MAIG members have in the wake of these latest disgraceful and shameful discoveries.” Since these allegations surfaced, numerous mayors, including Mayor Donnalee Lozeau of Nashua, NH who denounced MAIG’s tactics and called MAIG’s use of criminals as victims of gun violence “deeply shameful”, have disassociated themselves with MAIG. Nevertheless, Ralston’s Mayor Groesser remains devoted to the obviously biased and potentially criminal MAIG. Nebraska Firearms Owners Association is the largest firearms rights organization in the state of Nebraska, and membership is free for all Nebraskans concerned with their right to keep and bear arms; simply sign-up at We are local firearms owners who have a personal interest in protecting firearms owners’ rights in Nebraska. NFOA Mission Nebraska Firearms Owners Association (NFOA) is organized for the purpose of voicing the opinion of its membership to the Nebraska Legislature and other law making bodies within the state as well as Federal level, as it pertains to firearms. NFOA members will also make it a priority to educate residents on firearms related issues. On the web: or email: for more information. Contacts Wesley Dickinson President NFOA P.O. BOX 419 Syracuse, Nebraska 68446 (402) 404-NFOA (6362) ###