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.
That message has so many internal contradictions that I lost count.
What a bunch of losers.
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.
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!
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.
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.)
There is compelling evidence that terrorists are stockpiling high-powered weapons and ammunition obtained from unregulated gun markets in this countryOK, 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!
Heavean forbid they ask why those pockets are so deep.....
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".
Sarah, has your organization contacted the FBI with this evidence? I want pictures (video or still) or tape recordings toy lying waste of flesh.
Sarah, has your organization contacted the FBI with this evidence? I want pictures (video or still) or tape recordings you lying waste of flesh.
Funny how Sarah wants to take our guns away, while terrorists are buying 'em to use against us. FOAD, Sarah.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.