As I have said many times before in my blogs, the majority of voters in Hurst are conservatives. Unfortunately, out of over 22,000 voters, only between 1,000 to 2,000 voters vote in our city elections. The result has been that liberals are running our city.
One very good example of this is our Mayor Richard Ward. The vast majority of Hurstonians strongly support gun rights in fact many are NRA members. And most Hurstonians are shocked to learn that our Mayor uses his position as Mayor of our city to promote Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun agenda, and help lobby for anti-gun laws nationwide!
Richard Ward is one of only seven Texas Mayors to sign onto Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), a coalition of over 1,000 mayors that support gun control. In an appearance on “Meet the Press,” Bloomberg announced that his intent is to counter the influence of the NRA.
In a 2009 statement Mayor Richard Ward expressed his own opposition to the NRA saying: “…the NRA has totally brainwashed its members.” (Richard Ward; Oct. 12, 2009)
Just a year and a half ago Mr. Ward bragged that while he had gotten over 100 letters from his constituents who are NRA members, urging him to leave MAIG, he had refused to do so, and continued to be reelected. Ward bragged:
“The next election I got 90 percent of the vote,” he said, chuckling. “After that I got 86 percent — they’re gaining on me!” (New York Times; Jan. 17 2013)
Mayor Ward is laughing at his constituents for failing to remove him from office.