“Republican” mayor calls for his city to ban assault weapons because “my prayers aren’t working”

RINO George Cretekos

Mayor of Clearwater, Florida – George Cretekos – ain’t no republican, despite what this story states.

The proof? Just look at his Twitter timeline and some of his tweets and who he retweets:

Retweet of Paul Krugman: “I was warning about escalation, but things moving faster than I expected”

Retweet of Garry Kasparo (who promotes Renew Democracy in his Twitter bio): “As in Helsinki, Trump’s demeanor around Putin is that of a loyal dog afraid of being whipped. Joking with a dictator about his proven attacks on US elections is pathetic”

Retweet of Bill Kristol: “Excellent from @DavidAFrench at @NRO: “’Where is the outrage?’ The same question applies today, but to a different audience. The lies are simply too much to bear. No Republican should tolerate such dishonesty.” (Regarding Mueller report)

Retweet of Politico: “Opinion: Trump’s national emergency is great news for future President Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Cretekos a republican? Yeah, riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

From Yahoo: The Republican mayor of a Florida city is calling on Congress to take action on strong gun control measures, saying that thoughts and prayers just aren’t cutting it when it comes to America’s gun violence epidemic.

George Cretekos urged his fellow city council members in Clearwater to pass a resolution which would represent a potent message in a state known for its fidelity to the National Rifle Association.

“I’ve gone to church, I’ve prayed,” Mr. Cretekos said this week, referencing a common refrain after mass shootings in which politicians offer “thoughts and prayers” for victims, but stop short of taking any practical measures to prevent future shootings.

“My prayers aren’t working,” he continued, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Florida state law prohibits cities from enacting their own firearms regulations, but Mr. Cretekos’s resolution would send a symbolic message to Congress that it should move to ban assault-style weapons and high capacity magazines, to pass a national “red flag” law, and to expand background checks so they can cover private sales.

“In the past, council and I have stayed away from national issues,” Mr. Cretenkos said. “But I think this issue is something that we need to consider to let people know where we stand as a community to encourage safety.”

Florida is the state in which two of the most deadly mass shootings in recent years have occurred, having drawn national attention after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, and at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Seventeen people were killed in Parkland by an expelled former student in February 2018, while 49 people were killed and more than 50 wounded at the Pulse nightclub in June 2016.

Mr. Cretenkos’s call for action is significant not only because of the state he lives in, though, but also because of his standing as a Republican.

In the past, Republican leaders and politicians in Washington including Donald Trump have reacted to shootings by proposing modest gun control measures, but have yet to make good on those promises.

The good mayor’s call for an assault weapons ban was shot down:

“The City Council on Thursday approved a resolution that called on Congress to pass modest gun control measures, but failed to go as far as Mayor George Cretekos had proposed earlier in the week.

In a compromise, the five-person council, which includes Cretekos, voted 3-2 to pass a resolution calling for the red flag law expansion and the stricter background checks. But the resolution was softer on the weapons and magazines. Instead of calling for a ban, it called for a “review of laws governing the accessibility of high-capacity ammunition magazines and military-style assault weapons.”

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GRIZZ
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GRIZZ

What amazes me is these bag of bones wanting future generations under the heels of govt while they have prospered ,even excelled in their worthlessness, under our constitution.
There is no epidemic and I’m sick of these damn false shootings.

Have a nice Sunday

TrailDust
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This “Republican” is more useless than a sack of gravel. And why should a duplicitous man expect his prayers to be answered?

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

TD . . .You are absolutely one target! Why is it that people think that our God actually thinks that the sheep should lie down and be slaughtered by murderous killers? Even The Lord displayed righteous indignation when they upset the money changers. My God, as I understand him, expects you and I to wisely protect ourselves, our families and our countries–by whatever means we find necessary! Sitting around and wringing one’s hands, and hoping for “peace and safety” just does not cut it. God helps those who help (and prepare) themselves.

William
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William

This critter looks like he died a week ago and is waiting to be embalmed. I’m not sure that God responds to prayers being uttered by those who don’t believe in Him. He’s praying for the wrong thing anyway. He needs to pray for the EOL to be defeated so that they can no longer stage fake MassShootings. And he loves NPR. That’s enough to punch his ticket on the first coal cart to hell

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

William . . . Bravo, very well expressed. I certainly do agree with you.

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

This so called “gun violence epidemic” is creation of our own deep state agencies no doubt with out side influences. There just is [N]o one in our government, in this nation, on this planet, with authority to disarm the true U.S. Citizens,…..Until our True LORD returns.

Dan
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Dan

According to neighborhoodscout crime stats, your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime are one-in-143 in St Pete and one-in-245 statewide; of property crime one-in-23 versus one-in-45. His ass-kissing “retweet” to AOC and call for de facto disarmament of law abiding citizens is probably meant to appease the Hispanic drug lords.

Mad Celt
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Mad Celt

We’ve gotten the kind of government we deserve.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Unfortunately you are absolutely correct. For far to long we have sat back, perhaps not participating in voting, and allowing our leaders to enact crap legislation. At the age of 73, I must say, I am glad that my time of Earth is growing short . . . the changes (AND NOT FOR THE BETTER) I see all around, makes living here on Earth less and less desirable.

Alma
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Alma

Get’ng close to Halloween so all the creeps are coming out. He looks kinda creepy, ain’t?

hickory
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hickory

Holy Martyr and Victory-Bearer George, Pray for us! (Icon on the shelf in the picture)

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

Sometimes prayers are answered with a NO.
“shall not infringe”
@ trail dust – I could use a few sacks of gravel in my driveway – something I can run over with my truck.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

You Know Who . . . God Bless you for reminding us that sometimes the answer from God is . . . . “NO,” or “What can you actually do for yourself to overcome this issue.” God is not just sitting there waiting to grant wishes, like a Genie in a bottle.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Just looking at this joker makes me think he is one brick short of a load. The people of his city need to replace him come the next election.