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.
I am not a vegetarian....I know animals are food. And I know for a fact that hunters do not kill my food.... I just do not believe that every Tom Dick and Harry should have the right to shoot animals when they feel like it. It's wrong. It's dangerous.
LOL! I'll bet I know more 'hunters' than you do.....believe me...It is TYPICAL.
I'm amazed that you would call us bad when we are simply doing what your beloved animals do. And we at least try to do it more humanely. Many pack hunting animals start ripping out their prey's innards before the animal is even dead.
A. 48 hours in the wilderness without food.
Have you ever read a hunting regulation booklet? Do that sometime. You might find it educational.
Since animals are considered incapable of intent, this is pretty much a default - regardless of their actions - making the term useless. It is not illegal for a cat to toy with a cute little chipmunk - torturing said chipmunk for hours until it dies from the abuse. It is likewise not illegal for the cat to go and kill other small animals and leave their remains lying about uneaten. It is not illegal for deer to charge travelling cars, or even to "jaywalk". It is not illegal for deer to abandon their elders to the elements, leving them out to freeze or starve. How many "deadbeat-dad" animals are out there. One rarely hears of one sending funds through the government "child-support clearing-houses" to support abandoned children. If you wish to elevate them to be the equals of men, then surely they can be expected to obey simple laws, yes?
Not dangerous or harmful;
Hardly applicable to animals. They act by their nature, and harm or not without regard to laws of men. Nearly all animals can be dangerous - especially mammals.
innocuous: an innocent prank. Candid; straightforward.
A deer or moose can be perfectly straightforward as it gores you. As to the smaller animals? Their death via hunting is almost universally far less painfull than their natural lot in life.
BTW, are you aware just how much damage prohibitions and limits against hunting deer do to the environment and to other animals - especially herbivores? According to a Smithsonian study from the early 1990s, deer reduce the populations of other forest animals by up to 90%. In other words, in some areas, deer reduce the number of birds, squirrels, flying squirels, and other smaller animals to as little as 1/10th of their natural non-deer-infested levels.
Go look up the amount of acreage that groups associated with the NRA have restored or preserved. Compare that to the acrage that groups like the Sierra Club have restored. You'll find that the NRA has outdone them by at least an order of magnitude. You have to have bunnies to shoot bunnies.
Most animals are dying out because no one owns them. IT's part of "the Tragedy of the Commons".
So... animals never kill each other just because one is in the other's way? Ever watch male lions? They drive out the leader of a pride, then kill the leader's cubs. Within weeks the females come into heat again because they have no cubs to look after and they pretty much throw themselves at the new leader who just prior to this had killed their cubs.
They sound so innocent... loving... I'm getting weepy.... (sobbing)
I am sick and tried of "know it all do gooders" and the left in general acting as if the laws of this country should be for the little people and not for them!
If a member of the NRA or a hunter who does not believe in her vision of the world had done this Brady and the groups she supports would be demanding his head.
I wonder if the rifle was purchased at a gun show. That would be too perfect.
Instaed, they live in a disconnected world of their own. Oblivious to reality.
Hey Thumper1960 these anti gun, anti hunting people also have to stop eating plants and breathing as well.
Plants are alive and when pulled from the ground and eaten, isn't that killing them also Sungirl?. Better not breath or your kill a microbe or a few zillion. Hey don't walk around either, your stepping on all sorts of creatures. The real conundrum is if you stop eating, breathing you'll die and that would also constitute killing?????????
Sort of a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation.
Even the parasites deserve to live...........unless they're Demoncrat.
In fact deer are more and more numerous as time goes on. Rare or threatened animals are not allowed to be hunted.
Read a hunting regulation booklet, Sungirl. It talks about the ways in which you may legally harvest, what weapons you can use and where, how you cannot use artificial lights at night for most animals, how you cannot trespass, etc. etc...which animals are protected and which are not (but have very specifically formulated bag limits which serve to STRENGTHEN the population and give them room to reproduce without over stressing the food supply. It's when the PETA people get involved and object to hunting that the animals overrun the land's capacity to support them.
Probably, unless he shoots and kills mommy, than daddy will sue Remington.
Yes I'm sure you go to hunting banquets and archery club meetings and ducks unlimited meetings and spend a lot of time in the field with hunters to find out how they behave.
But Mikey, they can't scream in pain or look cute so it doesn't matter, remember? The wrongness of killing a given animal is in direct relation to the aesthetically pleasing factor of the animal.
seriously though the case could be made by the PETA nuts that plants don't possess a central nervous system and so don't feel pain or have emotions like the innocent animals...
*sigh* but you know... I garden, and I feel bad when I have been nursing seedlings along, find I have too many, and leave them to die if I can't fit them into my garden. I really do feel guilty sometimes! Isn't that funny? However I continue to act upon reality. ;-)
You need better friends. I suggest you come up north for bow season and spend a couple of afternoons in a tree stand with me...and observe how a true 'hunter' appreciates the wild.
There's a joke there...
Killing animals for sport should not be taught to children...period.
Yes, I eat what I kill. My son loves venison, although he has yet to take a deer. He loves the woods and loves the time we spend together in the pursuit of squirrels and deer. Going to introduce him to rabbit, pheasant and duck hunting this year if I can undo all the total spoiling my wife has done to our Labrador and our Beagle.
There's almost nothing better than squirrel pot pie or roast pheasant....
LOL!! SInce when do hunters obey the bag limits?? NOT where I came from ..Western New York. The Grounds dept where I worked would deliberately drive the state owned van into the deer grazing throughout the acres of grounds and pretend it was a car accident and the deers fault....they did this on the second shift of course and were hardly seen. THen I continually heard about the plans to get away with more deer than were allowed...all kinds of deceiptful plans.... THen there is this guy who just last year here in florida told me about his hunting fatherinlaw who said he was going hunting and was talking about getting the PROTECTED cougars...he said they were definetley coming home with one of those because "THERE AREN"T MANY OF THEM LEFT YA KNOW!!" TYPICAL! Have you been out in the real world?
May I remind you that you are looking as silly to us as we are to you right now?
No, sillier...no one is picturing us wringing our hands, jumping up and down screaming about poor defenseless animals while wearing a leather coat, alligator boots and a fur muffler...
They just had a national geographic special on this..how they admit making the mistake and are trying desperately to bring them back. It won't be in your local paper. LOL!
Okay then let's play this Stupid, childish game.
Let's talk about the Headcases that go around bombing Colleges and other Test sites that use animals. Hmm they had the same outlook on animals as you!
So are you a Murderer, SG? Hmmm you are as close to the terrorists that bomb Schools and Research Centers as I am to the Idiot that shot that Horse. Actually you are probably a lot closer that you would like to admit.
Yeah, let's play this Game.
BTW it is illegal in the State That I live in to let your "pet" roam freely. And it is also legal to shoot Cats! Why, because they are known to kill for the enjoyment of it. And to think you own one! You have in fact contributed to the killing of innocent animals by your cat for the cat's enjoyment.
You're no better than Sara Brady. Preach one set of rules for the serfs, but you live under a different set.
You run with a Great Bunch SG.
A moose bit my sister once...
ANd this proves what? That the law out there in the woods is followed?? HAha
Hey...did you ever in your life drink alcohol and go hunting? Don't lie now....
Also illegal to use artificial lights. Hunting regulations are based on fair chase. People who don't adhere to fair chase are just killers of animals, not hunters. Of course, there may be a greater population of animal killers in a place like New York where the Lefties have so much sway.