Skip to comments.Stick a fork in the MMM
Posted on 11/09/2001 8:12:32 AM PST by drZ
Please join a the MD TRT as we pour holy patriot water and utter constitutional incantations
upon the MMM national convention
MMM 2nd National Conference
November 16th -17th, 20001
The Omni Shoreham Hotel (www.omnihotels.com)
2500 Calvert Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
They are planning a reception on Friday, November 16th from 5:00PM - 7:00 PM.
The conference will be held on Saturday, November 17th.
and now, for the rest of the story:
BRADY E-ACTION RESPONSE NETWORK ALERT
Issue: 17 - 11/8/2001
November 8, 2001
Regretfully, I must report to you that in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks on America, we have been forced to make significant cut backs in our programs, threatening our ability to fight for a safer America.
As I'm sure you know, fundraising for just about every non-profit organization in the country has been seriously crippled as donors nationwide have mourned the loss of more than 6,000 precious lives and have rightly focused on helping the victims of the tragedy.
The Brady Campaign and Brady Center have not been exempt from this sharp downturn in contributions from the public. Consequently, our ability to meet the challenges before us has been severely curtailed. We desperately need your help now more than ever. Fortunately for us and for America, your gift can be worth 50 percent more, if given within the next 30 days.
A generous donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has issued a challenge to our members and supporters. For every dollar contributed, up to $200,000 in the next 30 days, a 50 percent match will be made. For example, a gift of $50 will be worth $75 with our donor's gift. Through this matching gift, your donation is worth more than ever. Please help us take advantage of this opportunity at this critical time when so much is at stake for our country.
Go to http://www.bradycampaign.org/donate today and make your gift worth even more!
There is compelling evidence that terrorists are stockpiling high-powered weapons and ammunition obtained from unregulated gun markets in this country, such as gun shows. These weapons can be used against Americans here at home, smuggled abroad and resold at a profit to buy materials for mass destruction.
In fact, the day before terrorist pilots were committing suicide by crashing jetliners into American buildings, Ali Boumelhem was being convicted in a Detroit courtroom of conspiring to illegally ship shotguns, assault weapons, ammunition and other items bought at Michigan gun shows to Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon.
This is why the Brady Campaign is aggressively pushing for new legislation to add three gun safety measures to anti-terrorist efforts being undertaken by Congress and the Justice Department.
Gun Safety Measure #1: Comprehensive criminal background checks for absolutely all gun purchases, whether they are made at licensed gun dealers, gun shows, flea markets or through classified ads.
Gun Safety Measure #2: Permanent retention of all firearm sales records to ensure that law-enforcement officials can track terrorists, trace their weapons, and know what threats they are facing when they attempt to apprehend these criminals.
Gun Safety Measure #3: Increase identity verification by requiring two forms of valid I.D. and proof of residency.
This is our immediate agenda, and I must tell you that that our financial shortfall is seriously jeopardizing our ability to meet this challenge. In fact, as a part of our forced downsizing and restructuring, we have been forced to lay off approximately 20 percent of our staff.
Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association, with its deep pockets, continues to try to exploit the September terrorist attacks as a reason to buy more guns. But, we cannot let the gun lobby win the day.
Please go to http://www.bradycampaign.org/donate now and give the most generous contribution you possibly can.
We cannot let the terrorists intimidate us, nor let the NRA and the gun industry win. We must move forward. And to do that, we are dependent upon you and all of our members and supporters. Thank you for your helping during these difficult times.
I bought a Glock 9mm and it had nothing to do with the NRA although I now do consider joining.
Really? Why haven't the usual suspects, Rather, Jennings and Brokaw reported this? Losers...
Obviously they are appealling to the more intellectual segment of society.
Oh, the shame. What dastardly people they must be to suggest that protecting yourself is important now that we know there are terrorists in the country.
Actually, I don't think self-defense is any more critical now than 9/10/01 but if the Gun Control Nuts can abuse that date, so can the NRA.