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DC: Million Mom March Asks Redskins to Cancel Shooting Event with NRA
US Newswire Press Release ^ | 10/09/06 | n/a

Posted on 10/10/2006 1:11:58 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The District of Columbia Million Mom March (MMM) Chapter is calling on Washington Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder to cancel a shooting event with the National Rifle Association (NRA) that has been planned for Oct. 17, 2006. The second annual "Redskins Sporting Clays Challenge" is being held despite a public outcry over last year's event. The stated purpose of the event is to benefit the Redskins' Charitable Foundation.

The NRA is currently lobbying Congress to pass legislation (H.R. 1288 and S. 1082) that would repeal the city's gun laws. The bills would legalize handguns, semiautomatic assault rifles and .50 caliber sniper rifles; allow any person to carry, openly or concealed, loaded handguns and other concealable firearms in houses, places of business, or other land "possessed by that person"; and, severely weaken the District's ban on armor- piercing handgun ammunition.

The NRA-backed legislation is vigorously opposed by virtually every elected official in the District, Democrat and Republican alike. Mayor Anthony Williams, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Charles H. Ramsey, and DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton have all spoken out repeatedly against repealing DC's gun laws. "More handguns would mean more gun crimes, more gun violence and more homicides, as well as more accidental shootings and suicides," Ramsey said in testimony before Congress in June of 2005. "More guns will also mean a greater threat to our police officers."

Last year, DC youth groups including Peaceoholics and Facilitating Leadership in Youth delivered a petition directly to Snyder at Redskins Park opposing the event. They then stood in the rain to protest when the Sporting Clays Challenge was conducted at the Prince George's County Trap and Skeet Center. One of the protestors, James Ford, explained his reasons for being there that day: "We are losing our black youth at a rapid rate in the city. If our team is willing to support something that would kill the next generation of fans, then I need to protest."

"It's sad to see the Redskins holding this event again when DC youth so emphatically spoke out against it last year," said DC MMM President Ladd Everitt. "We have already lost 15 of our young people to gun violence in the District this year and- despite their assertions to the contrary-the Redskins can do no good for DC youth by partnering with an organization that wants to flood our community with more guns, including assault weapons."

MMM DC is urging residents of the District, and concerned citizens in the greater Washington area, to call the Redskins' front office at 703-726-7000 to encourage them to cancel the Oct. 17 event with the NRA immediately.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: District of Columbia
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1 posted on 10/10/2006 1:11:59 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim
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To: kiriath_jearim
The second annual "Redskins Sporting Clays Challenge" is being held despite a public outcry over last year's event.

The MMM shows what they are truly about - all guns are bad, even sporting weapons.

2 posted on 10/10/2006 1:13:24 PM PDT by dirtboy (Good fences make good neighbors)
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To: kiriath_jearim

"Snyder asks Multi-Man March to STFU".


3 posted on 10/10/2006 1:14:03 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: dirtboy

If one anti-gun organization objects, that amounts to "public outcry".


4 posted on 10/10/2006 1:14:45 PM PDT by Disambiguator (If the Democrats were a stock, I would short them.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Show me the million moms and maybe I will entertain your demands. BTW, the Redskins don't play in DC, they play in Maryland and practice in VA. Why do moms care whether people enjoy shooting sports?


5 posted on 10/10/2006 1:14:52 PM PDT by tigtog
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To: kiriath_jearim

THe Redskins shot 15 kids last year????


6 posted on 10/10/2006 1:15:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: dirtboy

What, all twelve of them?


7 posted on 10/10/2006 1:16:22 PM PDT by Antoninus (Ruin a Democrat's day...help re-elect Rick Santorum.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Dang. IIRC, this is the same group that a few years back convinced the Washington Bullets to change their name to avoid being associated with crime & violence.




They decided to be known as simply "the Bullets"


8 posted on 10/10/2006 1:16:23 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Expect a lot of democrat poll-smoking between now and 11/7)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Boo hoo.


9 posted on 10/10/2006 1:17:14 PM PDT by Firefigher NC
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To: kiriath_jearim; ABG(anybody but Gore); admiralsn; akorahil; albee; Americanwolf; ...

NFL PING



FReepmail scott says to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...


This is a fairly high volume ping list

10 posted on 10/10/2006 1:17:17 PM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: BenLurkin
They ran out of clay pigeons.
11 posted on 10/10/2006 1:17:24 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Moderate Bumper Sticker: Bush Lied, Terrorists Died!)
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To: kiriath_jearim

What a bunch of hooey! As an NRA member and law abiding citizen, one need only to look at the ever rising violent crime rate in D.C. - and that's WITH their total gun ban. So, the little scary cats are afraid to allow law-abiding citizens their RIGHT to protect themselves, their families, and their properties. Just another ploy of the anti-gun left. Thank God for the Second Amendment!


12 posted on 10/10/2006 1:17:47 PM PDT by rippingmyhairout (Some things that make you go "hmmmmmm")
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To: BenLurkin

Should have been more, there are a lot of OLD GOATS in DC and it would have prevented more. /S


13 posted on 10/10/2006 1:18:25 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist
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To: kiriath_jearim
The NRA is currently lobbying Congress to pass legislation (H.R. 1288 and S. 1082) that would repeal the city's gun laws. The bills would legalize handguns, semiautomatic assault rifles and .50 caliber sniper rifles; allow any person to carry, openly or concealed, loaded handguns and other concealable firearms in houses, places of business, or other land "possessed by that person"; and, severely weaken the District's ban on armor- piercing handgun ammunition.

Can't have that! You might end up with a crime problem in DC.

/do I really need the sarc tag?

14 posted on 10/10/2006 1:19:47 PM PDT by Disambiguator (If the Democrats were a stock, I would short them.)
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To: kiriath_jearim
Next the MMM will outlaw the use of gun metaphors in football.

"Mark Brunell fires a bullet to his open wide receiver...what's that, you say? Can't use that? Aw jeez, OK."

"Mark Brunell happily throws the fluffy pink football to his transgendered receiver, who has returned from the performance-challenged list..."

15 posted on 10/10/2006 1:20:02 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: kiriath_jearim
The NRA-backed legislation is vigorously opposed by virtually every elected official in the District, Democrat and Republican alike

There are Republican elected officials in the District?

Who knew? But that is beside the point. The second amendment applies in the District, even if you think it only restricts the federal government. Constitutionally, Congress has "exclusive Legislation" (Art. 1 Section 8, next to last paragraph) over the District. Local elected officials can go pound sand, they may not restrict the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

16 posted on 10/10/2006 1:20:02 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: kiriath_jearim

Maybe the NRA should just call the Indiana Pacers.


17 posted on 10/10/2006 1:20:09 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Closing in on 3000 posts, of which maybe 50 were worthwhile!)
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To: BenLurkin
"THe Redskins shot 15 kids last year????"

No, the guns did, you big silly. Didn't you read the article? It's all about the "gun crime". You know, where those nasty guns all go shooting themselves off and killing our kids. No perps....just guns.

You sir, need more Kool-Aid! /sarc

18 posted on 10/10/2006 1:20:19 PM PDT by paulcissa (Only YOU can prevent liberalism.)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

Good one! You're a Wizard...


19 posted on 10/10/2006 1:20:50 PM PDT by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: M.I.L..F
Screw that... when's the million MILF march?

20 posted on 10/10/2006 1:21:22 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Gee, once in my life here I am actually cheering for the Redskins.

Don't cave to these ninny nannys.


21 posted on 10/10/2006 1:21:23 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Don't forget getting rid of the "shotgun formation."


22 posted on 10/10/2006 1:22:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hegemony Cricket

Brahahahahahaha! whooboy...


23 posted on 10/10/2006 1:22:27 PM PDT by Edgerunner (The greatest impediment to world peace is the UN and the Peaceniks)
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To: kiriath_jearim

I always use a .50 caliber sniper rifle for sportin' clays.


24 posted on 10/10/2006 1:22:42 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Izzy Dunne

Maybe His Excellency the Vice President should invite some MMM to a shooting event. Nothing would S them TFU faster.


25 posted on 10/10/2006 1:23:06 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: kiriath_jearim

If it stands up to these clowns I might develop a smidgen of respect for the team.


26 posted on 10/10/2006 1:24:17 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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To: Night Hides Not

As a citizen of Indiana I find that extremely funny!!!!!

Boy Reggie Miller sure ripped those 3 Pacers boys a new one....


27 posted on 10/10/2006 1:25:49 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

well, once I got one in 300 winmag, but it was by sheer accident.


28 posted on 10/10/2006 1:25:58 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: kiriath_jearim

It's clay shooting for gosh' sake! These yahoos won't be satisfied till even slingshots are outlawed.

BTW, that gun ban in DC has really brought down the murder rate hasn't it?


29 posted on 10/10/2006 1:26:18 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: kiriath_jearim
The NRA-backed legislation is vigorously opposed by virtually every elected official in the District, Democrat and Republican alike. Mayor Anthony Williams, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Charles H. Ramsey, and DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton have all spoken out repeatedly against repealing DC's gun laws.

OK, which one is the Republican?

30 posted on 10/10/2006 1:26:20 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: BenLurkin

Ran out of clay pigeons.


31 posted on 10/10/2006 1:27:02 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division Soldier fighting in Mahmudiyah)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Now we'll see if the wussies have taken over the Redskins front office. Wait what am I saying....


32 posted on 10/10/2006 1:28:03 PM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I always use my .50 caliber sniper rifle for just plinking cans....

.....lot's of 'em all lined up one behind another....

...... about a mile away .....
33 posted on 10/10/2006 1:29:30 PM PDT by verum ago (The Iranian Space Agency: set phasers to jihad!)
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To: BenLurkin

Clay bird

Urban Yute

Why is there confusion over this?

34 posted on 10/10/2006 1:30:16 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: dirtboy
DC is such a crime ridden cesspool, I can't believe it. Even the traditionally 'safe' neighborhoods are seeing more brazen violence at night, and the bad neighborhoods are downright dangerous at any time.

The city is almost a walking caricature of gun control laws. It's almost worth letting it fall apart, just to prove the point.

35 posted on 10/10/2006 1:30:34 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (As Ibn Warraq said, "There are moderate Muslims but there is no moderate Islam.")
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To: kiriath_jearim
The stated purpose of the event is to benefit the Redskins' Charitable Foundation.

Of course, the real purpose of the event must be something far more sinister.

36 posted on 10/10/2006 1:31:11 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: kiriath_jearim
And those Redskins shot those guns without a court warrant as required by the 4th Ammendment too!

Stop Bush's warrantless gun shooting!!!

37 posted on 10/10/2006 1:32:18 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (New York Times? Get a rope!)
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To: dirtboy

SAVE THE SKEET!!!!!!!


38 posted on 10/10/2006 1:36:32 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Kimmers
As a citizen of Indiana I find that extremely funny!!!!!

You received a fine young player in Marquis Daniels from Dallas. However, he may be a head case, and never fit in with Avery Johnson.

39 posted on 10/10/2006 1:38:27 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Closing in on 3000 posts, of which maybe 50 were worthwhile!)
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To: Doctor Raoul; Registered






40 posted on 10/10/2006 1:38:50 PM PDT by Howlin (Why Won't Nancy Pelosi Let Louis Freeh Investigate the Page Scandal?)
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To: kiriath_jearim

I wonder when they will protest the abortion mills in DC that kills a few thousand a year.


41 posted on 10/10/2006 1:39:02 PM PDT by franky (Pray for the souls of the faithful departed.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

LOL!


42 posted on 10/10/2006 1:39:50 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I %%GLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me%%%)
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To: tigtog
The stupid moms had signs made to post in the house windows. Gun free home.

Why not just say.....hello burglar and get it over with.

43 posted on 10/10/2006 1:40:05 PM PDT by OldFriend (Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? President Karzai 9/26/06)
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To: cgk

As a Cowboy fan I must say Go Redskins!

Dont let the MMM terrorists make you cancel this.


44 posted on 10/10/2006 1:42:51 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: Night Hides Not

I am having trouble getting back into the Pacers since Reggie left....and besides I am all about football now.....I will keep an eye out for Marquis....


45 posted on 10/10/2006 1:45:05 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Izzy Dunne

Aw, sheesh, when's the Feisty Moms with Guns march? Note to self - Must attend.


46 posted on 10/10/2006 1:45:11 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: kiriath_jearim

What a visual! A million moms biting the big one!!!!


47 posted on 10/10/2006 1:45:49 PM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: evets

"Screw that... when's the million MILF march?"

She is a mom in name only, sha has yet to give birth to a baby.


48 posted on 10/10/2006 1:47:44 PM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: kiriath_jearim
The Sporting Clays Challenge was conducted at the Prince George's County Trap and Skeet Center.


The PG County Trap and Skeet Center is less than a mile down the road from where I live. I've shot Trap and Skeet countless times there. A superb facility that has 3 Trap Bunkers. Ten Skeet Ranges and one of the best Sporting Clay Courses on the east Coast.

The Center was originally owned by Baretta, then later sold to the County. You can rent or buy excellent Baretta over/unders if you don't have a shotgun of your own.

Jack.
49 posted on 10/10/2006 1:50:53 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Disemboweler of the WFTD Thread)
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To: hophead
She's ready to 'pop'.

50 posted on 10/10/2006 1:53:32 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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