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Stick a fork in the MMM
Sarah Brady & company | doc Z

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
Washington, DC


The Omni Shoreham Hotel (www.omnihotels.com)
2500 Calvert Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
Telephone: 202-234-0700"

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:

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BRADY E-ACTION RESPONSE NETWORK ALERT
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Issue: 17 - 11/8/2001

November 8, 2001

Dear Friends,

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.

Warm Regards,

Sarah Brady
Chair


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1 posted on 11/09/2001 8:12:33 AM PST by drZ
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To: *bang_list
bang
2 posted on 11/09/2001 8:13:07 AM PST by drZ
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To: drZ
What a pant-load.
4 posted on 11/09/2001 8:16:11 AM PST by SoDak
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To: drZ
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

I bought a Glock 9mm and it had nothing to do with the NRA although I now do consider joining.

5 posted on 11/09/2001 8:17:14 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: drZ
Gun Safety Measure #2: Permanent retention of all firearm sales records to ensure that law-enforcement officials can track terrorists, citizens, trace their weapons, and know what threats they are facing when they attempt to apprehend these criminals. This is her REAL goal.


6 posted on 11/09/2001 8:17:21 AM PST by unixfox
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To: drZ
Yeah but watch out for the MMMM (Million Man Muslim March)
7 posted on 11/09/2001 8:17:52 AM PST by spycatcher
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To: drZ
More lies from the lying Brady hag
8 posted on 11/09/2001 8:18:11 AM PST by from occupied ga
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To: drZ
And when I recently saw Mandy Patimkin in a theater concert, he was trying to raise funds for PAX (the group that has parents call the parents of their children's kids to see if they own guns) and some other anti-gun organization. They just can't get past the mental barrier that guns can help the "good guys" stop the "bad guys" and do so much more often than they hurt good people.
9 posted on 11/09/2001 8:18:55 AM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: johniegrad
You would do better to spend you membership money on the JPFO or Gun Owners of America
10 posted on 11/09/2001 8:19:05 AM PST by from occupied ga
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To: drZ
There is compelling evidence that terrorists are stockpiling high-powered weapons and ammunition obtained from unregulated gun markets in this country

Really? Why haven't the usual suspects, Rather, Jennings and Brokaw reported this? Losers...

11 posted on 11/09/2001 8:20:23 AM PST by SolitaryMan
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To: drZ
Like you could wrestle a fork away from one of those Rosies!
12 posted on 11/09/2001 8:21:16 AM PST by PRND21
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To: spycatcher
Yeah but watch out for the MMMM (Million Man Muslim March)......Cut very short by the AAAA(Ac130 Aircraft and Artillery Assault)
13 posted on 11/09/2001 8:21:24 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: AnnaZ; Mercuria; HangFire
Bump to the experts
14 posted on 11/09/2001 8:21:45 AM PST by labusiness
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To: johniegrad
LOL. How did the NRA get those deep pockets? FROM THE DONORS! HCI is a bad idea and unsupported by the majority of the people, which is why their funding pales in comparison to the NRA.
15 posted on 11/09/2001 8:22:28 AM PST by monkeyshine
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To: drZ
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.

Obviously they are appealling to the more intellectual segment of society.

16 posted on 11/09/2001 8:23:00 AM PST by Straight Vermonter
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To: drZ
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.

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.

Shalom.

18 posted on 11/09/2001 8:24:48 AM PST by ArGee
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To: labusiness
Wow, if there really is compelling evidence that terrorists are securing weapons at gun shows, etc., then it is imperative for all good Americans to purchase guns as well in order to protect ourselves and defeat these terrorists. Isn't that the real message here?
19 posted on 11/09/2001 8:26:12 AM PST by CdMGuy
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To: drZ
I think it probably wouldn't be such a hot idea to be an Arab terrorist looking to purchase firearms at a gun show in a private deal these days.
20 posted on 11/09/2001 8:26:24 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: drZ
I wonder why the Million Morons are having donation problems and the NRA is not?
Hmmmmmmm.

That message has so many internal contradictions that I lost count.
What a bunch of losers.

21 posted on 11/09/2001 8:26:34 AM PST by Publius6961
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To: drZ
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

Where does the NRA pockets come from? 4-5 Million members maybe?

On the same note, MCRGO does NOT have deep pockets(especially our PAC:( ), but we still get by.

The difference is that the Brady Bunch/MMM only has money. They don't have grass roots support. That's obvious because they cancelled the Lansing Rally earlier this year in a state that Alwhore won.

BTW - Doc, do you have any scouts there taking down their strategies? I'd love to see a report on their meeting, so I can pass it around here in Michigan.

22 posted on 11/09/2001 8:27:43 AM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: drZ
Why just a fork? The other possibilities are so much more numerous and entertaining!
23 posted on 11/09/2001 8:28:24 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: drZ
BWAHAHAHA!! **sizzle**
24 posted on 11/09/2001 8:28:32 AM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: drZ
There is compelling evidence that terrorists are stockpiling high-powered weapons and ammunition obtained from unregulated gun markets in this country.

Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association, with its deep pockets, continues to try to exploit the September terrorist attacks...

Bwahahaha! Who is exploiting the tragedy? What hypocritical imbeciles. They are trying to scare people into supporting them by citing 9-11, which is what they accuse the NRA of doing. Obviously, armed "good guys" can stop armed "bad guys". If the good guys can't get arms, the bad guys will still get their arms through "unregulated gun markets" -- THE BLACK MARKET!

HCI, Brady and all these gun grabbers wish to destroy our way of life (and so do the terrorists) -- for those who give up liberty for a little security will get neither liberty nor security!

25 posted on 11/09/2001 8:29:34 AM PST by monkeyshine
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To: Mercuria; AnnaZ; HangFire
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

bump

26 posted on 11/09/2001 8:30:17 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: drZ
I think the Brady Org's need to be "VISA FREEPED" like folks are doing to the Clinton Library Fund.

See this thread: Freeping the Creep's Library

It appears that if you donate $.03 via Credit Card it ends up costing them about $1 or $2 to process the the transaction.
A net loss in useable funds.

Let's Roll
FMCDH
27 posted on 11/09/2001 8:30:37 AM PST by Johnny Gage
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To: drZ
"[A]s 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."

Ms. Brady, put two & two together. Americans are helping the victims, YOU are not being helped, YOU are not the victim, and YOU are not the solution.
YOU are the problem.

28 posted on 11/09/2001 8:32:20 AM PST by 4CJ
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To: from occupied ga
Not GOA. They aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. They fought right to carry in Michigan, and also lied about working on a CCW bill here.
29 posted on 11/09/2001 8:33:43 AM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: Straight Vermonter
Typical. Anomonyous donors. George Soros? Andrew McKelvey?
30 posted on 11/09/2001 8:34:55 AM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: drZ
Fortunately most Americans see the stupidity of expanding gun laws when the main reason terrorists with such pitiful weapons as box cutters were able to overtake 4 airplane is that there were no armed patriots on board.
31 posted on 11/09/2001 8:35:59 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants
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To: drZ
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.

How about an e-mail bombardment to these people asking them to provide their "compelling evidence?" Make sure you make it sound like it's from a terrified soccer mom.

They really, really want to get those .50 caliber rifles banned, but for you hunters and sports shooters who still think you're off the hook, keep in mind that "high-powered weapons" includes your deer rifles and match rifles. They also want to register everything. Not just handguns. EVERYTHING.

(You know, we pro-self-defense types could be a very, very effective group if we'd just lose the conscience and the desire for honesty.)

32 posted on 11/09/2001 8:36:53 AM PST by dbwz
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To: CdMGuy
There is compelling evidence that terrorists are stockpiling high-powered weapons and ammunition obtained from unregulated gun markets in this country
OK, now I'll admit it. I am the one who has been stockpiling all those high-powered weapons and ammunition.

P.S. - What is a "low-powered" weapon?

P.P.S. - Unregulated gun markets in the country? Where are they? Sure as heck not where I live!

33 posted on 11/09/2001 8:38:19 AM PST by Gordian Blade
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To: drZ
This group is the poster child for what's wrong with the way some nonprofits are run in America. Or is Larry Klayman the poster child? Uh, nevermind. Anyway, there are over 700,000 nonprofits in America. And many of them are nothing more than political shills or devices to enrich their handlers.
34 posted on 11/09/2001 8:38:20 AM PST by isthisnickcool
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To: drZ
"the National Rifle Association, with its deep pockets"

Heavean forbid they ask why those pockets are so deep.....

35 posted on 11/09/2001 8:39:45 AM PST by El Sordo
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To: drZ
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.

Sheesh.

36 posted on 11/09/2001 8:40:44 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: johniegrad
I bought a Glock 9mm and it had nothing to do with the NRA although I now do consider joining

Wonderful Idea.

37 posted on 11/09/2001 8:40:49 AM PST by MissTargets
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To: drZ
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.

So tell me, lying Sara, why they haven't been arrested. Do you perhaps have "evidence" that the rest of us don't? Since you're not sharing it that makes you an accessory.

This is our immediate agenda

I don't doubt it. What is your long-range agenda? America's gun owners know...it's called "disarmament".

38 posted on 11/09/2001 8:40:59 AM PST by alpowolf
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To: drZ
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.

Sarah, has your organization contacted the FBI with this evidence? I want pictures (video or still) or tape recordings toy lying waste of flesh.

39 posted on 11/09/2001 8:41:34 AM PST by hattend
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To: drZ
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.

Sarah, has your organization contacted the FBI with this evidence? I want pictures (video or still) or tape recordings you lying waste of flesh.

40 posted on 11/09/2001 8:41:46 AM PST by hattend
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To: drZ
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..

Funny how Sarah wants to take our guns away, while terrorists are buying 'em to use against us. FOAD, Sarah.

41 posted on 11/09/2001 8:46:36 AM PST by TomServo
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To: drZ
While it might be loads o' fun to go down there and tweak Sarah and the rest of those whiners, I suggest that Maryland and Virginia gun owners just ignore them. The Mini-moms are a dying organization. Sarah issues these fatwahs of hers and no one cares anymore. The Dems are starting to realize that gun control is achieving "third rail" status in American politics. For the media, this makes the Mini-moms a non-starter... That is unless our side goes down there and makes the story interesting again. Think twice about a counter-protest. Is it worth it if it brings out the media? Or would it not be better to let the Mini-moms sink into obscurity?
42 posted on 11/09/2001 8:48:34 AM PST by Redcloak
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To: Dan from Michigan
When did that happen? There were the only ones here in GA willing to fight against the NRA sponsored background check. The NRA has been pushing trigger lock bills here in GA. The NRA's slime in chief at the state level, Randy Kozuch put the word out two years ago that they wouldn't oppose the anti-gunners mandatory trigger lock bills if schools were allowed (allowed not compelled) to use their irrelevant Eddie Eagle program. Well the schools can use it now if they want. Anyway, the progun legislators found out about it and made such a public stink that the NRA had to back off and denied the whole thing happened.

I understand that there was a big shuffle in the GOA leadership in the last year, with Dennis Fusaro being fired for being too agressively pro-gun (ie he was taking on the NRA on some of their anti-gun legislation) so I guess what you say is likely - sad.

43 posted on 11/09/2001 8:49:14 AM PST by from occupied ga
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To: drZ
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.

I guess I better go read my mail more carefully. I don't remember getting anything from the NRA that said, "In light of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, you better go buy more guns right now." To the best of my knowledge, people (including me) took it upon themselves to go do it. It's obvious that Sarah Brady assumes that people only act if a group they're affiliated with tells them to go do something. The Sarah Brady followers probably are like that but that doesn't mean everybody is.

44 posted on 11/09/2001 8:50:23 AM PST by Hillary 666
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To: johniegrad
I bought a Glock 9mm and it had nothing to do with the NRA although I now do consider joining.

Consider clicking here! ;^)

45 posted on 11/09/2001 8:52:28 AM PST by Redcloak
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To: Redcloak
While it might be loads o' fun to go down there and tweak Sarah and the rest of those whiners, I suggest that Maryland and Virginia gun owners just ignore them.

Good idea, we don't need to generate any publicity for the MMM idiots. The news will report that the big bad gun owners are picking on the poor little MMM/HCI groups. It's better to just leave them alone and let their group shrivel down to nothing.

46 posted on 11/09/2001 8:53:23 AM PST by Hillary 666
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To: The Federal Farmer
The (conservative) one I work for had to lay off a bunch of people. It wasn't the terrorist stuff, though, it's just that the economy sucks and we are not particularly high-profile.
47 posted on 11/09/2001 8:56:34 AM PST by LibertyGirl77
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To: drZ
Gun Safety Measure #1: Point the weapon only at someone that threatens physical harm to you.

Gun Safety Measure #2: Take careful aim and smoothly squeeze the trigger. Don't jerk the weapon.

Gun Safety Measure #3: Repeat step two, until the attacker stops twitching.

48 posted on 11/09/2001 9:01:22 AM PST by Yankee
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To: from occupied ga
Fusaro was the problem in Michigan.

As for the NRA, chances are the problems you have with them don't come from Fairfax, but your state director. We have Todd Adkins in Michigan, and no such problem here.

As for GOA, they fought the bill openly, said it 'wasn't good enough', lied when they said it wasn't shall issue, called two reps who are longtime friends gun grabbers, and lied when they said they were working on the bill with then senator David Jaye. I know who his staffer was then. He never talked to them.

They also complained about shall issue being registration, but that's irrelavent since all pistols in Michigan are already registered. Personally I think GOA was whining since they are not in the loop in Michigan.

49 posted on 11/09/2001 9:02:38 AM PST by Dan from Michigan
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To: drZ
If these dim bulbs want a safer America and they had two brain cells to rub together, they would understand that criminals DO NOT OBEY GUN LAWS in addition to property laws, murder laws, etc and so on...
50 posted on 11/09/2001 9:02:57 AM PST by austingirl
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