Skip to comments.Sarah Brady, Gun Criminal?
Posted on 03/22/2002 11:41:39 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
Move over, Rosie O'Donnell: The newest "celebrity" anti-gun hypocrite is Sarah Brady.
Mrs. 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 reported Thursday.
Some people will do anything to tell a book. No doubt to increase interest in what otherwise would be a boring memoir, the gun rights opponent writes that she bought James Brady Jr. a Remington .30-06, "complete with scope and safety lock," at a gun shop in Lewes, Del.
"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."
According to her book, the store ran federal Brady Law and state background checks with much ado. But the book suggests she did not have her son checked, as required by Delaware law.
Delaware Justice Department spokeswoman Lori Sitler said the purchase could be illegal if Mrs. Brady did not say who she was buying the gun for and submit his "name, rank and serial number" for an inquiry.
"You can't purchase a gun for someone else," Sitler told the Daily News. "That would be a 'straw purchase.' You've got a problem right there."
Gun rights advocates were surprised to hear of Mrs. Brady's antics.
"We hope that it's innocuous and there's been no laws violated," said James Jay Baker, chief lobbyist for 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."
Seniors United Supporting the Second Amendment told NewsMax.com it was asking Delaware and the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate "what appears to be a criminal act" by Mrs. Brady.
"Sarah Brady is infamous for her radical anti-Second Amendment positions and her work to strip the citizens if the United States of their civil rights. She is the head of an extremist group that is working to gut the Bill of Rights," the group said in a statement.
"Sarah Brady is typical of the anti-civil rights radicals," noted John Bender, executive director of SUSSA. "She wants to ban private transfers of guns for everyone but her and her elitist friends. If a black mother in a Delaware public housing apartment did this she would already be charged with a crime. Im wondering if Delaware has different enforcement standards for rich white women.
The group concluded: "Sarah Brady is one of the leaders in the anti-civil rights movements attempt to make all private transfers of firearms illegal. Along with other extremists she pushed Congress to make this type of straw purchase illegal. Law enforcement should show her what her work has accomplished."
Mrs. Brady became a media-adored opponent of the Second Amendment after her husband, James, White House press secretary to President Ronald Reagan, was shot in a 1981 assassination attempt on Reagan.
Oh....It has a lock. < / sarcasm >
Yep. They should lock up her butt in jail.
If the word "rifle" weren't in the blank, I might have sworn that hubby, Jim, finally sported a woody!
He basically changes the title of other people's articles, adds a few "Newsmax has learned..." statements to it, and then puts his name on it.
I'd say that he was ripping off his employer if he wasn't his own boss!
Come on folks: gun laws are for the little people! That's not sarcasm: that's how it really works. The rule of law is long dead and buried.
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I'll FAX one of the 3 articles floating around FR tonight and ask for an explaination.
gracie1: No, I understand the point...I have my own guns and a member of the NRA.
Regardless, his slant is generally more interesting.
I agree. His hearts in the right place.
I was just pointing out that he really doesnt strain his back doing the heavy journalistic work himself.
One reason I dislike hunters....I hear stories like this ALL THE TIME.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - A frustrated would-be deer hunter who failed to find his prey shot at penned-in domestic animals instead, killing a registered-breed Arabian horse and wounding a horse and dog, officials said on Thursday.
The suspect, 20-year-old Donald Ray Bussey, was hunting for deer with friends in rural north Florida last October, the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said.
He "apparently got frustrated over failing to locate one to shoot. After shooting at street signs, Bussey told his friends that he was going to shoot a live animal," Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson said.
As he drove, Bussey allegedly fired a shotgun through the window of his truck, wounding a horse and dog in yards he passed. He then climbed into the back of the truck and fired a bow and arrow at an Arabian gelding, killing it, Bronson said.
Bussey was arrested on Thursday on two counts of animal cruelty, two counts of criminal trespassing and one count of killing a registered breed -- for the Arabian, a swift and intelligent breed valued by horse-racers. The last charge is the most serious and carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, agriculture department spokesman Terence McElroy said.
Brady claims to be against crime, but she was a long time crony of William Judas Clinton and Hitlery Rotten Clinton.
Innocent animals? You should tell that to the numerous drivers who have yet to claim uninsured motorist claims against uninsured woodland animals. ;)
You could always contribute money to a genetic engineering company wishing for a shotgun-equipped deer species. I bet that depending on how much money you plunked down, you will get a commensurate response.
Besides, the sporting aspect of killing taste animals is when you have venison steak, venison stew, venison jerky, venison sausage, and make gloves or jackets out of deer hide and make buttons out of the antlers.
...but I suppose if you're specifically seeking out such stories so you can say "see? group X is bad!"...give a bigot a statistic...
Heck, it's so bad that even PETA is suing over a deer smashing up their car!
Actually, this is not typical. The news motto, "if it bleeds, it leads" is applicable here. And news organizations do not cover typical stories. When was the last time you heard of a news story about a mom picking up the groceries, or a kid doing their homework, or a motorist driving courteously to work?
Source please .
"Innocent" animals?? Do you have any idea how many other animals any given bear, raccoon, etc. kills in just one year??
TO me it's just a bunch of macho men picking on a defenseless animal.
"All God's critters have knives."
And oversized overpadded overpaid gorillas having meetings for three hours (aka football) is any better?
I wish the deer came equiped with their own shotguns.
Apparently you're unaware of the number of hunters who get MAULED each year by deer. That's it, pick & choose your statistics....
Otherwise, your condemning sport hunting is hypocritical and your opinion is, therefore, irrelevant.