Austin is the state capital of Texas. It has a population of about 820,000 people and is governed by a seven person city council, a mayor and six councilmen/women. The council positions are lined up in ‘Places” with Place 2 being next in line for the mayor’s job if anything happens to the mayor.
Currently, former firefighter Mike Martinez holds council Place 2 and is considered by many to be a strong candidate to take over the mayor’s position. His political party affiliation is listed as non-partisan, but there is no doubt that Martinez is a Democrat through and through by his seven years on the city council.
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More recently, Martinez has embraced New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun crusade. On April 7, 2013, Martinez spoke at the Bloomberg sponsored Texas Rally for Gun Sense. As he took to the podium, he pointed out a man in the audience that was holding up a stop sign that read ‘Stop the Gun Ban.’ Then he uttered the truth that is behind all of the current anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment legislation that is being pushed at the state and federal level. Martinez said:
“Someone needs to inform him that there is no gun ban currently, but because of the work we’re doing here today, we will make your sign legitimate shortly, so you hang on to that.”
Read more at Godfather Politics. By Dave Jolly.
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