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Gun control advocate may have violated gun laws
Kentucky.com ^ | Thu, Mar. 21, 2002 | Timothy J. Burger

Posted on 03/22/2002 8:07:56 AM PST by Inspector Harry Callahan

WASHINGTON - Gun-control advocate Sarah Brady bought her son a powerful rifle for Christmas in 2000 - and may have skirted Delaware state background-check requirements, the New York Daily News has learned....

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Hypocrite n : a person who professes beliefs and opinions that they do not hold
1 posted on 03/22/2002 8:07:56 AM PST by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: bang_list
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2 posted on 03/22/2002 8:09:24 AM PST by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
What a hypocrite. Nothing like a "straw" purchase. That's 20 years in your favorite Federal Penal Institute.

Great catch Harry.

3 posted on 03/22/2002 8:12:27 AM PST by Pistolshot
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
"I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning. It smells like ... Sarah Brady wetting her pants."
4 posted on 03/22/2002 8:13:18 AM PST by pabianice
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
Oh, this is great!
5 posted on 03/22/2002 8:13:55 AM PST by CFW
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
Typical elitist liberal hypocrite, as you point out, ala Rosie O'Donnell.

"Do as I say, NOT as I do."

"Laws are for peasants, not us ruling class."

Idiots.

6 posted on 03/22/2002 8:13:58 AM PST by MickMan51
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Gun control advocate may have violated gun laws

Sarah Brady, that infinitely and hopelessly stupid woman, is apparently still laboring under the delusion that some animals are more equal than others...

Herself included, of course.
What a sad excuse for a human being.

7 posted on 03/22/2002 8:14:05 AM PST by Publius6961
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
Shouldn't we have the entire story posted for archive purposes? I would hate for this story to disappear.
8 posted on 03/22/2002 8:15:08 AM PST by CFW
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
No, no, no. Don't you understand? Laws aren't for liberals. They are for the little people. Liberals are above the law. Just ask Bill & Hitlary.
9 posted on 03/22/2002 8:16:09 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
This is a perfect example of how our ridiculous scheme of gun laws can easily make a criminal out of a law-abiding citizen. Couldn't have happened to a better person!

Not that Sarah Brady will come to this realization, mind you.

10 posted on 03/22/2002 8:16:25 AM PST by freedomcrusader
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To: CFW
Posted on Thu, Mar. 21, 2002

Gun control advocate may have violated gun laws
By TIMOTHY J. BURGER
New York Daily News

WASHINGTON - Gun-control advocate Sarah Brady bought her son a powerful rifle for Christmas in 2000 - and may have skirted Delaware state background-check requirements, the New York Daily News has learned.

Brady reveals in a new memoir that she bought James Brady Jr. a Remington .30-06, complete with scope and safety lock, at a Lewes, Del., gun shop.

"I can't describe how I felt when I picked up that rifle, loaded it into my little car and drove home," she writes. "It seemed so incredibly strange: Sarah Brady, of all people, packing heat."

Brady became a household name as a crusader for stricter gun-control laws after her husband, James, then the White House press secretary, was seriously wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan.

Brady writes in "A Good Fight" that the unnamed gun shop ran federal Brady Law and Delaware state background checks with great fanfare.

The book suggests that she did not have her son checked, as required by Delaware state law.

"(W)hen the owner called in the checks, it seemed to me he spoke unnecessarily loudly, repeating and spelling my name over and over on the phone," Brady writes.

Amy Stillwell, a spokeswoman for The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said the federal Brady Law does not require background checks for intrafamily gun gifts.

Stillwell said she did not know whether her son was checked under the state law. The Delaware Department of Justice says the state does not have an exemption for family gifts.

"Scott is not a convicted felon, and he is not prohibited from owning a gun," Stillwell said. "Scott Brady could walk into a store and buy a - he is not a prohibited purchaser."

Delaware Justice Department spokeswoman Lori Sitler said the purchase could be illegal under state law if Brady did not also say who she was buying the gun for and submit his "name, rank and serial number" for a full check.

"You can't purchase a gun for someone else," Sitler said yesterday. "That would be a 'straw purchase.' You've got a problem right there."

Anti-gun control advocates were surprised to hear of Brady's foray into their world.

"We hope that it's innocuous and there's been no laws violated," said James Jay Baker, chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association. "It's obviously interesting that Sarah would be purchasing firearms of any kind for anybody, given her championing of restrictive guns laws for everyone."

11 posted on 03/22/2002 8:17:44 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: CFW
Gun control advocate may have violated gun laws
By TIMOTHY J. BURGER
New York Daily News

WASHINGTON - Gun-control advocate Sarah Brady bought her son a powerful rifle for Christmas in 2000 - and may have skirted Delaware state background-check requirements, the New York Daily News has learned.

Brady reveals in a new memoir that she bought James Brady Jr. a Remington .30-06, complete with scope and safety lock, at a Lewes, Del., gun shop.

"I can't describe how I felt when I picked up that rifle, loaded it into my little car and drove home," she writes. "It seemed so incredibly strange: Sarah Brady, of all people, packing heat."

Brady became a household name as a crusader for stricter gun-control laws after her husband, James, then the White House press secretary, was seriously wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan.

Brady writes in "A Good Fight" that the unnamed gun shop ran federal Brady Law and Delaware state background checks with great fanfare.

The book suggests that she did not have her son checked, as required by Delaware state law.

"(W)hen the owner called in the checks, it seemed to me he spoke unnecessarily loudly, repeating and spelling my name over and over on the phone," Brady writes.

Amy Stillwell, a spokeswoman for The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said the federal Brady Law does not require background checks for intrafamily gun gifts.

Stillwell said she did not know whether her son was checked under the state law. The Delaware Department of Justice says the state does not have an exemption for family gifts.

"Scott is not a convicted felon, and he is not prohibited from owning a gun," Stillwell said. "Scott Brady could walk into a store and buy a - he is not a prohibited purchaser."

Delaware Justice Department spokeswoman Lori Sitler said the purchase could be illegal under state law if Brady did not also say who she was buying the gun for and submit his "name, rank and serial number" for a full check.

"You can't purchase a gun for someone else," Sitler said yesterday. "That would be a 'straw purchase.' You've got a problem right there."

Anti-gun control advocates were surprised to hear of Brady's foray into their world.

"We hope that it's innocuous and there's been no laws violated," said James Jay Baker, chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association. "It's obviously interesting that Sarah would be purchasing firearms of any kind for anybody, given her championing of restrictive guns laws for everyone."

12 posted on 03/22/2002 8:18:08 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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Amy Stillwell, a spokeswoman for The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said the federal Brady Law does not require background checks for intrafamily gun gifts.
Thanks for the tip, Amy... (you blonde?)
Guess my wife and I can give each other gifts now, huh? Or have our neighbor make us some special gifts?

Stillwell said she did not know whether her son was checked under the state law. The Delaware Department of Justice says the state does not have an exemption for family gifts.

Well, if the state will not prosecute, I hope individuals or groups do, because this lame hypocrite owes the American public an explanation. I will be glad to contribute financially to that wonderful little exercise.

14 posted on 03/22/2002 8:19:51 AM PST by Publius6961
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To: freedomcrusader
Okays guys. I think the story is archived now. LOL
15 posted on 03/22/2002 8:20:14 AM PST by CFW
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
The headline should rean: "Gun control hypocrite may have violated gun laws"
16 posted on 03/22/2002 8:20:22 AM PST by Destructor
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To: mercuria; VA Advogado; molly pitcher; nita nupress; annaz
This is so precious!
17 posted on 03/22/2002 8:20:36 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Uncle Bill, diotima, fargone, travis mcgee, lurker
"On March 5, 1991 Bonnie Elmasri called a firearms instructor, worried that her husband - who was subject to a restraining order to stay away from her - had been threatening her and her children. When she asked the instructor about getting a handgun, the instructor explained that Wisconsin has a 48-hour waiting period. Ms. Elmasri and her two children were murdered by her husband twenty-four hours later." - Jeff Dissell, from More Women and Children Killed By The Brady Bill
18 posted on 03/22/2002 8:21:54 AM PST by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
Bump!
19 posted on 03/22/2002 8:22:26 AM PST by Rytwyng
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To: CFW
Okays guys. I think the story is archived now. LOL

Ya think? Maybe we should post a few copies over at DU and some of the other commie lib sites just to make sure. ;-)

20 posted on 03/22/2002 8:22:44 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
Odd that Sarah Brady is buying a gun in the first place, odder still that she manages to probably break the law in doing so ... you sure this isn't from the Onion?
21 posted on 03/22/2002 8:24:03 AM PST by spodefly
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
Thanks for the ping!

Good to see you here, sweetie. ;^)

22 posted on 03/22/2002 8:25:00 AM PST by diotima
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To: Bubba_Leroy;THEUPMAN;DJ88;dog;Miss Marple
Maybe we should post a few copies over at DU and some of the other commie lib sites just to make sure.

Heck, liberal sites, conversative sites, wacko sites. We should send it everywhere.

Hey Y'all? Did you know Sarah Brady made a straw purchase?

23 posted on 03/22/2002 8:25:45 AM PST by CFW
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To: sit-rep, nita nupress, alamo-girl, arator, mercuria
"The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, bows, spears, firearms or other types of arms. The possession of these elements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues, and tends to permit uprising." - Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Shogun of Japan, August 29, 1558.
24 posted on 03/22/2002 8:25:48 AM PST by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: anniegetyourgun
Unfreakinbelievable. What a hypocrite.
25 posted on 03/22/2002 8:26:53 AM PST by Dane
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
Outstanding find, Harry.

I like when you are over here. You should shake that pesky AF habit. :o)

26 posted on 03/22/2002 8:27:12 AM PST by Lazamataz
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Gun-control advocate Sarah Brady bought her son a powerful rifle for Christmas

Ping.

27 posted on 03/22/2002 8:27:31 AM PST by Lazamataz
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To: pabianice
"I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning. It smells like ... Sarah Brady wetting her pants."

LOL!!

28 posted on 03/22/2002 8:30:46 AM PST by randog
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
Yet another example of Liberal Hypocrisy!Rosie wants her"bodyguards"to be armed(but not us)!!Same as Sen.Die Fie!!She has a"concealed/carry"but doesn't think that"The Little People(US)"should have the same right!!!!Boy,I won't be holding my breath,but I sure would LOVE to see this one in The Majors!!!!!!!!!!!!!
29 posted on 03/22/2002 8:32:59 AM PST by bandleader
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To: Lazamataz
ROTFLMAOPIMP! They (the state of Deleware) should prosecute Mrs. Brady to the FULLEST extent of the law. After all, she's not above it - is she?
30 posted on 03/22/2002 8:33:06 AM PST by 4CJ
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To: donozark
From the article: "We hope that it's innocuous and there's been no laws violated," said James Jay Baker, chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association. "It's obviously interesting that Sarah would be purchasing firearms of any kind for anybody, given her championing of restrictive guns laws for everyone."

Er, not to start a flame war or anything (LOL). But doesn't the NRA support the gun control measures right along with Sarah? Let's find out...

The NRA’s Gun Control Schizophrenia

Ouch!

31 posted on 03/22/2002 8:33:11 AM PST by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: anniegetyourgun
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said the federal Brady Law does not require background checks for intrafamily gun gifts.

The federal form asks if this purchase is for the person filling out the form. Sarah had to lie, to purchase the gun without also putting her son through the background check.

For you or me that's a 5 or 10 year felony.

This is a straw man purchase, Sarah Brady is a illegal gun runner.

32 posted on 03/22/2002 8:34:26 AM PST by RJL
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WHAT! Oh yeah, I forgot, the Brady's aren't part of the "little" people for whom they make the rules.
33 posted on 03/22/2002 8:35:06 AM PST by TheDon
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To: bandleader
Same as Sen.Die Fie!!She has a"concealed/carry"

Another one ?? That makes a trifecta: O'Donnell, Feinstein, Brady ! ! Three liberal hypocrite gun control freaks. That's enough for an article in a major news mag or an expose of FOX news.

34 posted on 03/22/2002 8:37:57 AM PST by MickMan51
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To: TheDon
I nominate this thread for "Best of the Day". If we don't have that category, then I nominate this for quote of the day:

"It's obviously interesting that Sarah would be purchasing firearms of any kind for anybody, given her championing of restrictive guns laws for everyone."

35 posted on 03/22/2002 8:39:13 AM PST by CFW
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To: gophack
PING
36 posted on 03/22/2002 8:39:25 AM PST by ElkGroveDan
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
E-mails to the Department of Justice, including the Attorney General, John Ashcroft may be sent to:

AskDOJ@usdoj.gov.

37 posted on 03/22/2002 8:40:19 AM PST by RJL
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
Sarah Brady exploited her husband's near death experience for MONEY! That's what dems do......they exploit others for their own gain.
38 posted on 03/22/2002 8:42:12 AM PST by OldFriend
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
So how does one get the Delaware Dept. of Justice to prosecute this felon, Brady?
39 posted on 03/22/2002 8:44:08 AM PST by R2
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
Unfrickingbelievable. This world is so bizarre sometimes. God or someone help us.
40 posted on 03/22/2002 8:44:45 AM PST by DJ88
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
gosh...this is too good to be true.
41 posted on 03/22/2002 8:45:45 AM PST by CasearianDaoist
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
Thank you for posting this.

Simple truth is that the political stance she takes is the means by which she earns a very good living. Doesn't that end justify the means?

42 posted on 03/22/2002 8:48:55 AM PST by Spirited
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To: CasearianDaoist
Lock her up !
43 posted on 03/22/2002 8:49:17 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Inspector Harry Callahan
"(W)hen the owner called in the checks, it seemed to me he spoke unnecessarily loudly, repeating and spelling my name over and over on the phone," Brady writes.

LOL!

"You can't purchase a gun for someone else," Sitler said yesterday. "That would be a 'straw purchase.' You've got a problem right there."

To jail Sarah Brady because she broke a law she helped pushed through would be just too poetic.

44 posted on 03/22/2002 8:50:19 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants
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To: jeff head
"Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms." - Aristotle
45 posted on 03/22/2002 8:51:41 AM PST by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: Blood of Tyrants;bang_list
Bang List bump
46 posted on 03/22/2002 8:51:48 AM PST by CFW
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Yes, "0" tolerance........lock the fellon up for committing a straw purchase just like at gun shows she complains about.
47 posted on 03/22/2002 8:53:34 AM PST by Mat_Helm
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To: anniegetyourgun
"You can't purchase a gun for someone else," Sitler said yesterday. "That would be a 'straw purchase.' You've got a problem right there."

So does this mean it is illegal to give as a gift a gun which was previously purchased? If not, what difference would it make if the gun were purchased specifically as a gift?

48 posted on 03/22/2002 8:53:43 AM PST by Still Thinking
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Sarah Brady: Gun Felon

Yeah, I'll be smiling about this for some time.

49 posted on 03/22/2002 8:55:32 AM PST by RogueIsland
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To: R2
So how does one get the Delaware Dept. of Justice to prosecute this felon, Brady?

Good question. Any Delaware Freepers know any names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc.? This calls for a massive freep.

50 posted on 03/22/2002 8:56:42 AM PST by randog
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