Skip to comments.Dianne Feinstein, Dishonest Fundraising, and Gun Control
Posted on 01/08/2013 9:28:17 AM PST by Winged Hussar
Dianne Feinstein was closely involved in the Million Mom March scandal of 2000, in which this project of Handgun Control Inc. was exposed for using 501(c)(3) tax-exempt money for electioneering. As but one example, the group posted the following on its website:
You stand by your guns, Mr. Delay. Come Mothers' Day, we mothers will stand together on the mall of Capitol Hill to remind your PRO-GUN House that on Election Day, the voters will stand by our children.
It took the Million Mom March about three days to react to this exposure by admitting that it had lied to its donors and volunteers all along, and that it had always intended to electioneer. The truth was, of course, that the group had been promoting candidates with tax-exempt money even before I exposed it by providing J.R. Labbe with the indicated information. Even after this revelation, however, Senator Feinstein used her position as a senator to aid the group with low-cost airline fares for its activists. Feinstein went even farther by repeating another falsehood with which the Million Mom March solicited money, volunteer time, and corporate contributions:
"We now have something happening in the US that has never happened before," Feinstein says grimly. "That is, children killing children with guns. Over 13 a day."
I looked at the Centers for Disease Control's statistics for 1999 and 2000, and I discovered that this statement is true only if one counts "children" who are old enough to vote and sign contracts. This was not a mistake. The Million Mom March even posted a web page that admitted as much; 4,233 per year comes to about 12 per day.
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