- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mark Glaze, who heads up Mayors Against Illegal Guns — the pet project of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — said he’s done with the group and is stepping down in June.

The issue has become exhausting, he said, Breitbart reported.

“This issue is unbelievably important to me,” he said in the report. “But it’s a tough issue and a tough grind. And there’s a point where you feel you’ve done all you can do.”

Mr. Glaze took over as executive director of the anti-gun group in 2011. His resignation does not mean he’s had a change of heart about the group’s mission. Rather, he said there was still hope to beat the National Rifle Association — it’s just going to take a while.

“People who thought that you were going to win the hardest public policy fight there is overnight and defeat the toughest special interest were kidding themselves,” he said, Breitbart reported.

Mr. Glaze’s announced resignation comes just a few weeks after Mr. Bloomberg announced he was injecting another $50 million into the group to fight the NRA in the 2014 elections.

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