Ridgecrest, California, Mayor Dan Clark contends that Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns used his name illegally on recent letters and that he dropped out of the group long ago.

Clark admits that, while he was formerly a member of MAIG, a gun control group founded in 2006 in part by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and now under the Everytown banner, he claims he was “duped” into joining. He maintains that once he realized the lobbying group’s objectives and believed they were not a good fit for the self-styled “gun advocate,” he tendered his resignation.

However, this did not stop the group from using Clark’s name as a backer of a Sept. 3 letter, purportedly signed by him and 68 other Golden State municipal executives, voicing support for a controversial gun control bill on Gov. Brown’s desk.

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