Pro-gun control lawmakers are desperately searching for ways to keep the 2nd Amendment alive in the news and in Congress, but this isn’t the type of news they were looking for. During an appearance at a townhall event this past weekend Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey announced that he had formally quit New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Morrissey had previously mentioned his intention to quit the anti-gun group during past interviews but didn’t confirm the decision until this Saturday, telling the audience that he was definitely out.

“I’ve dropped out of a group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” said Morrissey. “The reason why I joined the group in the first place is because I took the name for what it said. Against ‘illegal’ guns.”