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  • Brady Campaign Case Targeting Online Ammo Dismissed By Judge

    05/30/2015 12:13:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies ^ | March 30, 2015 | Bob Owens
    An absurd attempt by the anti-gun Brady Campaign to hold online ammunition and shooting sport accessory companies responsible for the actions of a madman has been dismissed. The lawsuit filed by the parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings, accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack, has been dismissed. According to court documents obtained by CBS4 Friday afternoon, Judge Richard P. Matsch dismissed the lawsuit filed against the defendants in the case: Lucky Gunner of Knoxville, Tennessee, Bullet Proof Body Armor of Tempe, Arizona,...
  • Sarah Brady, wife of former Reagan press secretary and gun control advocate, dies at 73

    04/03/2015 4:30:30 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 64 replies
    Sarah Brady, the wife of former White House Press Secretary James Brady and tireless advocate for gun control, has died at the age of 73, her family announced in a statement Friday. "We are deeply saddened that our beloved Sarah passed away today after battling pneumonia.  Her son, Scott, daughter-in-law Andree, stepdaughter, Missy, and brother, Bill, have been by her side in her final days,” the statement said. ADVERTISEMENT “We are enormously proud of Sarah’s remarkable accomplishments and the impact she had on so many people -- whether as an elementary school teacher, advocate for a safer America, devoted mother,...
  • Sarah Brady dies at 73

    04/03/2015 3:00:24 PM PDT · by The KG9 Kid · 104 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04/03/2015
    Sarah Kemp Brady, the widow of former White House Press Secretary James Brady, died Friday after battling pneumonia, her family said in a statement. She was 73. Sarah Brady became a prominent gun control advocate after her husband was shot during the attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan's life in 1981. James Brady died in August at age 73.
  • Brady Campaign Releases Mind-Numbingly Awful Video

    03/14/2015 8:24:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 3/13/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and comedy video website Funny or Die released a video yesterday that asserts that certain states are complicit in gun crime and trafficking due to their gun laws. Take a look:
  • Possibly the worst ad ever (Brady- prepare to ROTFLOL)

    11/14/2013 4:41:07 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 60 replies
    <p>I just about fell off of my chair laughing at this. Looks like the cartoon was put together by a 5 year old, the fake statistics and made up facts too.</p> <p>Anits are like Jihadists; they will lie to your face. Taqiya.</p>
  • 7 Liberal Hypocrites Who Call For Gun Control While Being Protected By Guns

    03/23/2013 4:35:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 23, 2013 | John Hawkins
    One of the great ironies of the gun control debate is that everyone who calls for gun control still wants a man with a gun protecting him. Every governor in America has armed security. You have to go through a metal detector guarded by men with guns to get into the Capitol building. Barack Obama has hundreds of Secret Service agents carrying fully automatic weapons who protect his safety. Even run-of-the-mill Democrats who want to take guns away from everyone else will unhesitatingly put up the phone and call the police if they feel threatened -- so that a...
  • Obama advocates reintroducing assault weapons ban

    10/17/2012 6:25:33 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/17/12 | Matt Lewis
    President Barack Obama declared during Tuesday’s presidential debate that his goals as president include the reinstatement of a so-called “assault weapons ban” in the United States. As part of a plan to reduce street violence in cities — including in his own hometown of Chicago — Obama proposed “seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced.”This appears to be among the boldest pro-gun-control comments Obama has made as president, and the first time has has openly called for the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. “So my belief is that, A, we have to enforce the laws we’ve...
  • As Terrorists Murder Americans Overseas, Brady Campaign Not Sure America is Greatest Nation on Earth

    09/23/2012 7:43:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | September 14, 2012 | NA
    If there's one thing Brady Campaign president Dan Gross learned from the days when he worked for an ad agency, it's that you have to tailor your message to your audience. So when Gross was writing his most recent commentary for the America-bashing Huffington Post website, it was only natural that he would try to stir up support for gun control by speaking in terms America-bashers were sure to understand. So, on Thursday, two days after four Americans--Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service information officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods--were murdered by America-haters in Libya,...
  • An Ideological Test for Gun Ownership: ...

    08/08/2012 11:56:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | August 8, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says Sunday's deadly attack on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, a Milwaukee suburb, shows "our elected officials" need to "do something." Slightly more specifically, the group says we should "Demand Congress Stop Arming Dangerous People." I did not realize there was a federal program that supplies mass murderers with weapons. Obviously, this is a poor use of our tax dollars. Congress should not only eliminate this program but it should also prevent dangerous people from buying guns on their own. But how do we know who is dangerous? The Brady Campaign mentions...
  • Why? Why Aurora, Ft. Hood, Gabby Giffords, VA Tech...(Blech!)

    08/07/2012 2:30:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Patch ^ | July 24, 2012 | Heather Borden Herve
    Will it ever stop? Not at the rate we’re going. Will it stop with absolutist arguments from either side on the gun debate? Not with the ‘You’ll-only-pry-this-weapon-out-of-my-cold-dead-hands’ mentality nor with the ‘Make-all-guns-illegal' argument either. Why? Why does Aurora happen? What does it say about us as a culture, that this kind of thing happens here? That it happens here more than it happens any other place in the world? We’re not at war at home. We’re not in a place where suicide bombings happen, and we’re not currently engaged in a religious or territorial war within our own borders. Why...
  • About That Seminal Event In Dan Gross' Life (Brady)

    02/08/2012 7:26:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 7 February, 2012 | John Richardson
    Dan Gross, the newly hired president of the Brady Campaign, counts the shooting of his brother Matt in 1997 at the Empire State Building as a seminal event in in his life. He may not call it that but he left a high paying partnership at JWT (formerly known as J. Walter Thompson Advertising) to start what eventually became the Center to Prevent Youth Violence. From his bio at the Brady Campaign: Dan founded CPYV after his brother was severely wounded in a shooting at the Empire State Building in February 1997. Prior to co-founding and directing the Center to...
  • Helmke to Step Down at Brady Campaign

    06/25/2011 5:57:59 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 15 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | 06/24/2011 | John Pierce
    Paul Helmke, Yale Law graduate and former Republican mayor of Fort Wayne Indiana who has served as the president of The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence since 2006, has announced that he is stepping down effective July 10th. Despite his highly respected resume, during his tenure at the Brady Campaign, Helmke has presided over a steady decline in the organizations relevancy.
  • Brady Campaign...New Champion Of The Tenth Amendment

    06/14/2011 1:49:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | June 10, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Brady Campaign...New Champion Of The Tenth Amendment   Friday, June 10, 2011   For more than 30 years, the Brady Campaign has demanded that the federal government impose gun bans, ammo bans, waiting periods, gun registration -- you name it -- with no regard for the states. In 1994, when the group was called Handgun Control, Inc., it said that its main "goal" was to "enact a comprehensive federal gun control policy."In January, the Brady Campaign endorsed Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D-N.J.) bills proposing a federal law to prohibit Americans from possessing...
  • Leader of Brady Group Gloats About Coming Gun Ban ‘Proposals’

    06/11/2011 5:33:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 70 replies ^ | June 10th, 2011 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --( Paul Helmke, ringleader of the aggressive Brady Anti-Gun gang, released this statement about the “bipartisan” gun-control meeting the White House scheduled.(Note: The “White House” is a building and can’t do anything; the person responsible in that building remains unidentified but appears to be Steve Croley) The meeting only included people who want to ban guns, an indicator of the plans, according to unidentifiable experts. “On Tuesday, I attended a meeting at the U.S. Department of Justice with representatives from the White House, the Vice-President’s office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the FBI, and...
  • Ban Assault Clips

    04/30/2011 12:33:14 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies
    youtube ^ | 11 Apr 2011 | BradyCampaign
    32 shots in 16 seconds? Assault Clips: They Make Everyone a Target.
  • New Mexico Mayor, Police Chief, City Councilman Arrested For Gunrunning To Cartels

    03/14/2011 1:38:47 PM PDT · by Sasparilla · 15 replies
    There are the “Gunwalkers” at ATF, and then there are the real Gunrunners. In addition to turning a knowingly blind eye to gun smuggling, some New Mexico City officials are alleged to be willing participants in gunrunning for profit for them. Eddie Espinoza, Mayor of Columbus, New Mexico, its Police Chief, Angelo Vega, who had just come off administrative leave for alleged wrongdoing, and Blas Giuterrez, a city councilman, have been arrested for suspected gunrunning across the border from this town. They were among eleven arrested under an 84 count indictment. The town’s last claim to fame was that it...
  • Debating gun control after the Tucson attack: John Lott and the Brady Campaign's Paul Helmke

    01/16/2011 5:11:16 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 10 replies
    CSPAN Washington Journal ^ | January 13, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr. and Paul Helmke
    Paul Helmke and John Lott talked about the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, in which Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 13 others were wounded and six people killed on January 8, 2011. They focused on jurisdiction and purview of federal gun laws, state gun laws, the efficacy and implementation of background checks, the success of bans on various kinds of gun-related weaponry, and the effect that past multiple-victim- shootings have had on guns laws. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
  • Freep this Poll! Should two police officer be allowed to sue the gunstore that sold the firearms?

    12/06/2010 5:11:18 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 50 replies · 1+ views ^ | 06 DEC 10 | dcbryan1
    MILWAUKEE -- Two Milwaukee police officers who were shot in the line of duty are suing a local gun dealer......
  • Jon Stewart attacked by Brady Campaign

    09/29/2010 7:10:31 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 12 replies
    Examner ^ | September 28, 2010 | John Pierce
    As Jon Stewart continues to grow into his role as “America’s most trusted news anchor,” he appears to be becoming more libertarian in his views regarding the Second Amendment ...
  • Gun Control Advocates Make up Facts about Concealed Handgun Laws

    07/25/2010 8:23:04 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Big Government ^ | July 25, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    People walking the streets armed with guns must be dangerous, right? The Brady Campaign and the Violence Policy Center keep claiming that even those individuals who have legally obtained permits to carry concealed handguns are extremely dangerous. With millions of Americans already having been issued such permits from the various states, this is an important issue. The gun control organizations have frequently made these claims in the press. The Associated Press articles by Erik Schelzig and by Jim Abrams have given extensive, uncritical coverage. Members of the gun control organizations have made these claims unchallenged on such places as Fox...
  • In Debate Over Gun-Carry Laws, Critics Are Quick to Shoot Down the Facts

    06/24/2010 8:10:00 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    People walking the streets armed with guns must be dangerous, right? A newly revised study by the Brady Campaign and the Violence Policy Center found that even those individuals who have legally obtained permits to carry concealed handguns are extremely dangerous. With millions of Americans already having been issued such permits from the various states, this is an important issue. The gun control organizations have frequently made these claims in the press, and Dennis Henigan, the vice president of the Brady Campaign, will likely make these claims again when he and I appear on John Stossel’s FoxBusiness show today. But...
  • Brady Center [and DOJ]joins fight over state gun rights

    05/19/2010 7:50:10 AM PDT · by Still Thinking · 19 replies · 800+ views
    The State (SC) ^ | May 18, 2010 | Matt Gouras
    HELENA, Mont. -- The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is joining the federal government's fight to stop states that want to exempt themselves from national gun control laws, arguing the effort threatens public safety.The gun control advocates and the U.S. Department of Justice both filed new arguments Tuesday in the ongoing legal battle over federal gun control and states rights.The issue was sparked with the "firearm freedoms act" first enacted in Montana last year and subsequently in several other states, and is leading to a constitutional showdown over the reach of Congress into state borders.The states argue they should...
  • Is the Brady Campaign a closet klavern of the Klan?

    05/14/2010 11:13:47 AM PDT · by EdReform · 2 replies · 217+ views
    Second Amendment Foundation ^ | May 11, 2010 | Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman
    Is the Brady Campaign a closet klavern of the Klan?By Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman They opposed a landmark court ruling that struck down the handgun ban in District of Columbia, a city with a predominantly black population. They later opposed legislation that would grant the District full voting rights in Congress, because the measure contained a provision expanding gun rights for those same citizens. They filed a court brief opposing a lawsuit filed against the City of Chicago’s handgun ban by Otis McDonald, an African-American whose life story would make inspiring material for a movie. “They” are the...
  • Ideology to Die For

    02/23/2010 4:13:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies · 902+ views ^ | February 23, 2010 | Mike Adams
    It is a truism to say that there are many anti-gun ideologues among our educational elites. But few are as honest as Doug Van Gorder – a math teacher at Brockton High School. He admits that he would rather lose a child than exercise his right to defend himself with a gun. In the wake of a recent school shooting, he wrote this in a Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe: Some propose overturning laws that made schools gun-free zones even for teachers who may be licensed to securely carry concealed firearms elsewhere. They argue that barring licensed-carry...
  • Why We Shouldn't Fear an End to the Ban on Guns In National Parks

    02/22/2010 5:05:14 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 19 replies · 705+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 22, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    A two-decade-old ban on loaded guns in national parks ends today. Loaded guns will be allowed in Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, and other national parks. Guns will still be prohibited in some areas in the parks, federal facilities that are regularly staffed by National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees, but everywhere else they will be allowed. “You're raising the level of risk in the parks, and the chance that people will use the parks less than they have in the past,” Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign gun control group warned during...
  • With Crime Dropping, The Bradys Lament "Lax" Gun Control Laws Nationally With New State Scores

    02/18/2010 10:12:12 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 11 replies · 335+ views
    With crime down ten percent almost across the board nationally in 2009, the Bradys are complaining about lax gun laws in most U.S, States. This is contrary to the proven proposition that more guns equals less crime. About 20% of all Brady instant checks (14 million of some 60 million total background checks) since they began in 1994 were conducted last year in 2009. Struggling to appear to be relevant, here's the latest Brady attempt at grasping at gun control straws. "WASHINGTON - February 18 - Most states have weak or non-existent gun laws, helping feed the illegal gun market...
  • The Brady Campaign against their own words

    11/12/2009 10:42:09 AM PST · by FromLori · 3 replies · 768+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/12/09
    Back in late October, I wrote "Brady Campaign hypocrisy," chiding the Brady Campaign--specifially, their Vice President for Law and Policy, Dennis Henigan--for his accusation that the "gun lobby" tries to hide the truth. This accusation positively reeks of hypocrisy, on a couple levels. First, Henigan himself, in arguing on a video clip that the Second Amendment did nothing to protect the individual's right to keep and bear arms, recited the amendment in its entirety--except for the "of the people" part--the very part that poses the biggest problem for the now discredited "collective rights" interpretation of the Second Amendment. Second, when...
  • False reports about guns: CBS and MSNBC peddle phony stories about arms, race and violence

    08/30/2009 4:58:22 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 7 replies · 1,396+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, August 31, 2009 | Editorial
    Many media outlets have misfired about guns. Countless newspapers and television networks -- from CBS to MSNBC -- have misreported that conservative protesters are threatening President Obama with guns at public events. It hasn't happened. In Portsmouth, N.H., a man carrying a gun, William Kostric, joined an Aug. 11 health care protest. This was blocks away and hours before Mr. Obama's town-hall meeting in that city. Mr. Kostric was given permission to be on church property where the protest occurred and was not at the place the president visited. What most of the coverage left out was that Mr. Kostric...
  • Brady Campaign joins the VPC in deception

    07/23/2009 1:09:42 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 9 replies · 722+ views
    Examiner ^ | July 23, 2009 | John Pierce
    There was a single case in the VPC report from Minnesota. The VPC, apparently relying solely upon a Star Tribune article, reported the incident as: "Iheme, who had a concealed handgun permit, was found guilty of second degree murder." But actual court records which would have been easily researchable, reveal that Mr. Iheme did not have a permit.
  • Out-fox the NRA Again- (Richard Aborn, Anti-2A BARF ALERT)

    07/22/2009 7:33:07 AM PDT · by Seamus Mc Gillicuddy · 11 replies · 960+ views
    21 July 2009 | Richard Aborn
    When I was leading Handgun Control, Jim and Sarah Brady's national gun control organization, in the 1990s, we studied everything the NRA did. We wanted to know exactly how they thought, what their tactics were to sneak through legislation, and who their go-to people were when they needed something done. After a while, we were almost able to predict what their next move would be -- which helped us out-fox them and pass the Brady Bill, assault weapons ban, and ban on large clips...........
  • Anti Gun Groups Lose Again- Can't Understand How It Happened

    05/22/2009 1:50:01 PM PDT · by Sasparilla · 5 replies · 557+ views
    Gun control groups have blasted the new law allowing loaded firearms into national parks... Brady's Paul Helmke..., said, “The U.S. House vote..moves us one step closer to reversing the safety-oriented gun responsibility rule... “This vote ignored the concerns of law enforcement officials responsible for safety in our national parks as well as the vast majority of park users who submitted comments in opposition to changing these rules." The National Parks Conservation Association headlined their press release by saying, "National Park Rangers and Park Advocates Outraged by Votes Allowing Loaded Guns in National Parks..." "“We are disappointed in the members of...
  • Gun-Control Advocate: Napolitano Report on ‘Rightwing Extremists’ Makes Case for Gun Ban

    05/14/2009 3:34:48 AM PDT · by Man50D · 109 replies · 3,763+ views ^ | May 14, 2009 | Edwin Mora
    An April 7 report from the Department of Homeland Security branding some conservative groups as “rightwing extremists” is enough reason to revive former President Bill Clinton’s idea of an assault-weapons ban, according to an executive of a gun-control group--the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. "I think it certainly helps to make that case because what that report suggests is that there is a rise in the kind of paramilitary activity that we saw actually in years before the Oklahoma City bombing,” Dennis Henigan, the vice president for law and policy at the Brady Center, told Wednesday Henigan talked...
  • Semiautomatic rifles a ‘hazard'; seizures are up

    05/11/2009 7:44:26 AM PDT · by holymoly · 119 replies · 3,943+ views
    Fort Wayne News-Sentinel ^ | May. 11, 2009 | Evan Goodenow
    They can kill from more than four football fields away, shred police officers' vests, fire up to 75 bullets at a time - and they're increasingly showing up in criminals' hands. Last year, Fort Wayne Police seized 31 semiautomatic rifles, compared with two in 2003, the last year of the federal assault weapons ban that limited the sale of the rifles. The seizure increase and more reports of criminals using the rifles concerns Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York. “The fact that we have these relatively cheap, assault weapon-type firearms out there, it's not only a hazard to the public,...
  • Brady Campaign And Lautenberg Unite To Mislead And Control--Again

    04/29/2009 5:16:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 769+ views
    NRA - IRA ^ | April 24, 2009 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Brady Campaign And Lautenberg Unite To Mislead And Control--Again   Friday, April 24, 2009   This week, in a typically misleading move designed to bolster their political agenda rather than reduce violent crime, the Brady Campaign released a report calling for background checks on "all gun sales in America, including at gun shows."  The Brady report was intentionally designed to correspond with, and bolster, a "gun show loophole" bill (S. 843) introduced this week by fanatical anti-gun Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).  In fact, the Brady report was released at the press conference Lautenberg held earlier this...
  • Buying Guns Just in Time?

    01/02/2009 2:42:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies · 5,506+ views
    Pick up the morning newspaper or turn on the evening newscast and the story that you’re bound to see is that America is facing an economic recession of historic proportions. Consumer spending is down and unemployment is up, but there is one item that Americans are rushing to buy -- guns. Why? Well, as NRA-certified instructor Joel Rosenberg told the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “It’s the Obama effect.” Gun sales have skyrocketed ever since it became clear that Barack Obama was going to win the White House and be able to govern with Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress. The...
  • NRA And Brady Campaign AGREE: Barack Obama Is Anti-Gun

    10/18/2008 10:23:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 784+ views
    NRA - PVF ^ | October 17, 2008 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   NRA And Brady Campaign AGREE: Barack Obama Is Anti-Gun   Friday, October 17, 2008   In a rare occurrence, NRA and the Brady Campaign (formerly Handgun Control, Incorporated) agree on something.    Four years ago, the Brady Campaign endorsed an anti-gun senator by the name of John Kerry for President, and NRA thought that decision made sense—for an anti-gun group.  This week, in a testament to his anti-gun record, Barack Obama also received a presidential endorsement from the Brady Campaign. So, once again, the Brady Campaign and NRA are in total agreement—Barack Obama is, by...
  • Jim And Sarah Brady, Brady Campaign Endorse Barack Obama And Joe Biden

    10/16/2008 1:43:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 1,132+ views ^ | 10-13-2008 | NA
    News Release Jim And Sarah Brady, Brady Campaign Endorse Barack Obama And Joe Biden For Immediate Release:10-13-2008 Contact Communications:(202) 898-0792 Washington, D.C. - Sarah and Jim Brady and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence with its network of Million Mom March Chapters endorsed Senator Barack Obama for President and Senator Joseph Biden for Vice President today, and urged Americans to vote for them.   Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign, issued the following statement on behalf of the organization and the Bradys: "Senators Barack Obama and Joseph Biden know that we make it too easy for dangerous people to...
  • The Brady Campaign, a gun control group, endorses Democrat Barack Obama for president

    10/13/2008 10:14:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,056+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | October 13, 2008 | NA
    Associated Press WASHINGTON - Barack Obama and Joe Biden won the endorsement Monday of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The group is named after Jim Brady, the press secretary to former President Reagan, who was gravely wounded by a gunman who tried to assassinate Reagan in 1981. Paul Helmke, the organization's president, said Obama and Biden would strengthen background checks on gun purchasers, get assault weapons off the streets and give law enforcement more tools to stop illegal gun trafficking. "The Obama-Biden ticket will work with law enforcement, gun violence victims and ordinary citizens who want to do...
  • Factcheck And Brady Campaign Share Same Sugar Daddy

    09/28/2008 9:02:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,352+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | September 23, 2008 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683 Factcheck And Brady Campaign Share Same Sugar Daddy Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Impartial? Independent? NO! FactCheck and Brady Campaign in Bed with Annenberg Foundation FactCheck supposedly exists to look beyond a politician's claims. Ironically, in its analysis of NRA materials on Barack Obama, these so-called "FactCheckers" use the election year campaign rhetoric of a presidential candidate and a verbal claim by one of the most zealous gun control supporters in Congress to refute facts compiled by NRA's research of vote records and review of legislative language. There's another possible explanation behind FactCheck's...
  • Gun Control Group Sparks Debate at Pro-Gun Student Convention

    08/04/2008 2:57:49 AM PDT · by Man50D · 18 replies · 575+ views ^ | August 04, 2008 | Penny Starr
    The first convention of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC) featured at least one speaker who said college students bearing arms on campus would not make anyone safer. Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign, a gun control advocacy group, said studies show that college students are more likely to engage in risky behavior than the general population. “When I look back on my college days, maybe it was a different era in the late ‘60s, but most of my fraternity brothers didn’t have criminal records – not yet, most of them, even those who were in ROTC and...
  • Barack Obama`s 10 Point Plan to "Change" The Second Amendment

    07/31/2008 4:41:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 95 replies · 1,019+ views
    NRA ILA ^ | 28 July, 2008 | Wayne LaPierre
    For the Brady Campaign, Violence Policy Center, Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, U.N. gun-ban extremist Rebecca Peters and her globalist billionaire sugar-daddy George Soros, for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his horde of big-city politicians—in fact, for all those individuals and organizations who would harm or destroy our Second Amendment rights—Barack Obama’s mantra of “change” means their agenda will be harnessed to the total power of an aggressive, activist and radical federal government. “Change” means gun owners will be under siege like never before. Especially for NRA members who fought through the never-ending threats of the Clinton-Gore administration, the...
  • Brady Campaign statement on Heller decision [choose your level of Barf]

    06/26/2008 8:50:30 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 75 replies · 276+ views
    Brady Campaign ^ | 6/26/08 | Paul Helmke
    Statement Of Brady President Paul Helmke On Supreme Court Second Amendment Ruling Washington, D.C. - Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Center and Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement: “Our fight to enact sensible gun laws will be undiminished by the Supreme Court’s decision in the Heller case. While we disagree with the Supreme Court’s ruling, which strips the citizens of the District of Columbia of a law they strongly support, the decision clearly suggests that other gun laws are entirely consistent with the Constitution. “For years, the gun lobby has used fear of government gun...
  • Gun Control Groups Planning to Switch Tactics

    06/14/2008 8:44:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies · 109+ views
    Ohioans For Concealed Carry ^ | 13 June 2008 | Daniel White
    Acknowledging that public opinion is against them and that a loss in the Supreme Court of the United States is likely eminent, gun control groups are regrouping and preparing to try new tactics to accomplish their unpopular goals. "We've lost the battle on what the Second Amendment means," campaign president Paul Helmke told ABC News. "Seventy-five percent of the public thinks it's an individual right. Why are we arguing a theory anymore? We are concerned about what we can do practically." He later went on to say, "We're expecting D.C. to lose the case, but this could be good...
  • Crime firearms traced to Georgia - Brady Center review used ATF data, but agency disputes...

    06/15/2008 6:25:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 147+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 06/12/08 | Rhonda Cook
    Brady Center review used ATF data, but agency disputes conclusion. Georgia gun stores supplied more guns that were later recovered at crimes in other places than any other state in the nation, according to a Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence review of 2007 federal data. As a source for guns, Georgia outranked much more populous states such as Florida, which was second, and Texas, which was third. According to the Brady Center, federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives data showed 2,631 crime guns recovered in other states were traced to Georgia stores. Georgia, as in virtually every...
  • Gun Control Group Braces for Court Loss

    06/12/2008 7:01:08 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 88 replies · 208+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6/12/08 | TEDDY DAVIS
    The nation's leading gun control group filed a "friend of the court" brief back in January defending the gun ban in Washington, D.C. But with the Supreme Court poised to hand down a potentially landmark decision in the case, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence fully expects to lose. "We've lost the battle on what the Second Amendment means," campaign president Paul Helmke told ABC News. "Seventy-five percent of the public thinks it's an individual right. Why are we arguing a theory anymore? We are concerned about what we can do practically." While the Brady Campaign is waving the...
  • SAF Blasts Brady Bunch Over Effort To Block Pro-Gun Judicial Nominees

    05/31/2008 5:53:28 PM PDT · by EdReform · 10 replies · 126+ views
    Second Amendment Foundation ^ | May 29, 2008 | SAF
    NEWS RELEASE Second Amendment Foundation 12500 NE Tenth Place  • Bellevue, WA   98005 (425) 454-7012  • FAX (425) 451-3959  • SAF BLASTS BRADY BUNCH OVER EFFORT TO BLOCK PRO-GUN JUDICIAL NOMINEES For Immediate Release:   5/29/2008 BELLEVUE, WA – In their continuing effort to destroy the Bill of Rights, the Brady Campaign has launched a joint effort with the extremist CREDO Action to block confirmation of federal judicial nominees who accept the Second Amendment as protective of a fundamental individual civil right. “If there were ever any question that the zealots at the Brady Campaign are determined to crush individual...
  • Gun control backers not bold on 2009 (As if they would be bold at this time?)

    05/27/2008 11:18:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 1,268+ views
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/08 | Bob Cusack
    Lawmakers who favor gun control are not optimistic about next year even though Democrats may be running Congress and the White House. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), the sponsor of legislation that would reinstate the expired federal assault weapons ban, dismissed the idea that her bill might pass in the 111th Congress. “It’s a pro-gun House, a pro-gun Senate and [Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) or Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.)] won’t want to deal with it,” McCarthy said. McCarthy stressed that she is not giving up on reauthorizing the weapons ban that sunsetted in 2004, but also made clear she is...
  • "Pro-Gun" Group Endorses Most Anti-Gun Candidate

    04/19/2008 8:08:01 AM PDT · by epow · 23 replies · 121+ views
    NRAILA ^ | 4/18/08 | staff
    Friday, April 18, 2008 As this unusual campaign season has unfolded, we’ve seen the candidates ratcheting up their politically expedient rhetoric in an attempt to distinguish themselves as the “candidate of choice” for every constituency, while testing the far reaches of credibility in the process. We’ve heard blatantly anti-gun politicians claim to be supportive of the Second Amendment. We’ve seen hypocrisy, and we’ve heard double-speak and insults to our intelligence. When it comes to campaign rhetoric on the Second Amendment, we’ve seen a change in the way many anti-gun politicians campaign. Rather than talk openly about their desire to ban...
  • Virginia Tech blocks plans of gun-control group (Brady Campaign told to take a hike)

    04/08/2008 8:50:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies · 118+ views
    Brady Campaign won't get permit for event on April 16 Virginia Tech said yesterday that it will not allow a national gun-control advocacy group to hold a campus demonstration on April 16 while the school commemorates last year's massacre. Tech spokesman Larry Hincker said neither the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence nor the co-sponsor of the planned demonstration,, had applied for an assembly permit, and even if they had, Tech only issues permits to student groups. Tech's position threw the Brady Campaign's plans into disarray yesterday: The noon demonstration at Tech was supposed to be the centerpiece of...
  • Students for Concealed Carry on Campus Responds to Conspiracy Charge by Brady Campaign

    02/20/2008 7:14:59 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 75 replies · 244+ views
    Students for Concealed Carry on Campus ^ | February 20, 2008 | Staff
    Four months after Peter Hamm, spokesperson for The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, verbally attacked the college-based, grassroots organization Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, telling a Fox News reporter, "You don't like the fact that you can't have a gun on your college campus? Drop out of school," he is stepping up the rhetoric. Not content with encouraging college students to forgo their educations rather than fight for a cause in which they believe, Mr. Hamm has resorted to baseless conspiracy theories and slander. In a February 19, 2008, interview with Anna Hipsley of Australia’s ABC News radio,...