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Brady Campaign President: NRA Put ‘the Gun in George Zimmerman’s Hands’
Cybercast News Service ^ | April 16, 2012 | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 04/16/2012 5:25:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(CNSNews.com) – The president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence accused National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre of being responsible for the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida by “putting the gun in George Zimmerman’s hands.”

During a rally on Capitol Hill marking the five-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre in which 32 people were killed and the eight-year anniversary on Friday of the Columbine High School shooting, Brady Campaign president Dan Gross called on Congress to “take simple action to stop arming dangerous people.” Also, on hand at the rally were victims of gun violence and their families.

“Wayne LaPierre at the NRA Convention, in his feeble attempt to deflect the well-deserved blame for putting the gun in George Zimmerman’s hands, had the gall to complain about all the media attention on the Trayvon Martin tragedy. He asked, ‘What about the tragedies that occur every day in our nation?’” Gross said.

“Well, Wayne. Here they are – 32 of them – and they blame you and the politicians who do your bidding every bit as much as the media does. The fact is – not just the Trayvon Martin tragedy – but most of the gun violence in our nation could be prevented if Congress would take simple action to stop arming dangerous people,” he added.

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1 posted on 04/16/2012 5:25:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is a good thing someone die otherwise Zimmerman would probably be dead or seriously injured.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 5:28:31 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It also placed the guns in the hands of many people who have used them to defend themselves and their property.

How many people would have died if not for their being armed?.How many people in this country are killed by legally purchased firearms as compared to stolen and arms bought off the street?
If we took every gun from every honest person a criminal would have no problem getting a gun. Have the Brady Bunch ever looked at the rise in crime in England and Australia after their guns were stolen by Government or have they been sleeping under a rock.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 5:29:00 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The guy is mentally ill.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 5:29:13 PM PDT by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think that if Congress would ban registered DemocRATS from owning guns, we wouldn’t be having this problem. All DemocRATS are nuts.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 5:32:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes. Hypocrites!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Brady Campaign President: NRA Put ‘the Gun in George Zimmerman’s Hands’”

Thank God they did or he’d be dead!

We are all Zimmerman. Long live Zimmerman!


6 posted on 04/16/2012 5:34:13 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mittens supported the Brady law didn’t he?

and instituted the AWB in Massataxes....

and somehow gets to be the NRA candidate??


7 posted on 04/16/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Venturer

These people are not concerned about the victims of brutal thugs. Only that thugs might die.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 5:36:09 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No, the violent black thug Trayvon Martin put the gun in Zimmerman’s hands.


9 posted on 04/16/2012 5:38:08 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>> but most of the gun violence in our nation could be prevented if Congress would take simple action to stop arming dangerous people,”<<

And you and your ilk will be the ones to determine who are “dangerous people” eh, Comrade Daniev Grossinev Leninsnki?


10 posted on 04/16/2012 5:39:55 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence accused National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre of being responsible for the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida by “putting the gun in George Zimmerman’s hands.”

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


11 posted on 04/16/2012 5:43:33 PM PDT by Viking2002 ( "Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick, I'm in a gaddamn hurry.")
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To: GeronL

Yup! That’s why we had to chase him out of our State with pitch forks. Now they’re coming for our steak knives.


12 posted on 04/16/2012 5:48:16 PM PDT by billys kid (saying that there are too many children, is like saying that there are too many flowers Mother Tresa)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh yeah? Well answer me this, who put the skittles in
trayvon’s hand huh? Huh? Huh?

The fact is – not just the Trayvon Martin tragedy – but most of the skittle violence in our nation could be prevented if Congress would take simple action to stop up
skittling dangerous people,” he added.


13 posted on 04/16/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

FYI, I’ve been looking for a good leather holster for my big CZ .45 for a long time. Cheaper than Dirt is finally selling a Bianchi IWB, and for under $50.00. You snooze you loose.


14 posted on 04/16/2012 5:54:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Citizens with no criminal record should be able, at will, to carry, concealed or open, any firearm they please, hand gun or long gun, anywhere they please without let or hindrance by government authorities.


15 posted on 04/16/2012 5:57:29 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Tanks, fighter jets, SAMs, armed naval vessels (just like in the old days) too!! for the militia, you know.


16 posted on 04/16/2012 5:59:44 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

>> “and somehow gets to be the NRA candidate??” <<

.
Its time you got acquainted with realities at the NRA.
.


17 posted on 04/16/2012 6:12:24 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
During a rally on Capitol Hill marking the five-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre in which 32 people were killed

Has it really been 5 years??? Yikes, time does pass.

18 posted on 04/16/2012 6:21:06 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“During a rally on Capitol Hill marking the five-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre in which 32 people were killed and the eight-year anniversary on Friday of the Columbine High School shooting..”

They have the audacity to hold rallies celebrating the body counts caused by the Brady Campaigns ensuring that there will be unarmed helpless victims available for slaughter.

19 posted on 04/16/2012 6:36:40 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: editor-surveyor

That was why I let my NRA Membership lapse. I keep the sticker on my car, because it pisses off the liberals up here in Massachusetts.

Pissing off liberals outweighs saying I am a member when I am not.


20 posted on 04/16/2012 6:54:13 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who put the “pummeling the sh1t out of you” in Trayvon’s hands?


21 posted on 04/16/2012 7:27:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: rlmorel

” I keep the sticker on my car, because it pisses off the liberals up here in Massachusetts.”

The temptation to tweak liberals in Massachuetts is almost irresistable : )


22 posted on 04/16/2012 7:38:52 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Hehe, not “almost”...:)

Many Freepers think that living in Massachusetts automatically makes someone a liberal, but there are more up here than you would think. We DO have a special handshake, though.

As for pissing them off, think of it as a “target-rich” environment, figuratively speaking...:)


23 posted on 04/16/2012 7:42:14 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: rlmorel

When I was at Boston College (1972-1976), I used to enjoy getting them so angry that they wood stutter.....even drool!
OK.....I was good at it. Harvard Square was my favorite spot to do it.

: )


24 posted on 04/16/2012 7:48:04 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Oh, God. Not Harvard Square...I go in there on occasion, but the moon-battery is just too much since 2000.


25 posted on 04/16/2012 7:56:24 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"...NRA Put ‘the Gun in George Zimmerman’s Hands’..."

They say it like it's a BAD thing.

26 posted on 04/16/2012 8:06:23 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: rlmorel

People in Harvard Square are still trying to impeach Nixon

posthumously : )


27 posted on 04/16/2012 8:16:38 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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The president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence accused National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre of being responsible for the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida by “putting the gun in George Zimmerman’s hands.”

And I accuse the "Brady Campaign" of being responsible for the 23 murders by George Hennard at the Kileen, TX, Luby's by keeping the guns out of the hands of people who would otherwise been able to stop his murderous rampage.

It's amazing how the anti-gun leftist cry about how the most draconian gun laws would be justified "if it could save just one life," yet they don't give a damn about how many lives are provably saved every year by armed civilians.

Gun control is not about safety (with the possible exception of keeping the violent criminal safe), but about increasing the control of the government over the governed.

Mark

28 posted on 04/16/2012 10:02:18 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: wastedyears

Melanie Hunter a ‘guy?’


29 posted on 04/16/2012 11:13:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

I didn’t see who wrote the article. That’s even worse.


30 posted on 04/17/2012 9:53:16 AM PDT by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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