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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:22 PM

The NRA *and* the Brady Campaign(s) might be both be headed to the dustheap...

...of history, and I couldn't be happier about it. The sooner the armed wing of the Republican Party and the
crypto-Prohibitionists are gone, the better.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022140356


The NRA might be replaced by the Firearms Policy Coalition.

http://www.firearmspolicy.org/

Plenty of gun owners are tired of the NRA's sucking up to the Republicans (and
the cultural warfare that goes with it), and some groups of gun owners
and industry types are finally doing something about it.

However, gun control advocates shouldn't jump for joy just yet-

The coaltion of groups that make up the FPC have a better track record
at winning court cases and getting less-restrictive firearms laws passed than
the NRA has of late





http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014360316

Gabby Giffords launches group to counter gun lobby

http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/

Dear fellow American,

Two years ago, a mentally ill young man shot me in the head, killed six of my constituents, and wounded 12 others. Since that terrible day, America has seen 11 more mass shootings but no response from Congress to prevent gun violence. After the massacre of 20 children and six of their teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary though, its clear: This time must be different.

Americans for Responsible Solutions will encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership by communicating directly with the constituents that elect them.

Join us today, and tell your elected leaders that Americans are demanding responsible solutions to reduce gun violence.

Please take a moment to read our op-ed.

Sincerely,

Gabby & Mark

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Reply The NRA *and* the Brady Campaign(s) might be both be headed to the dustheap... (Original post)
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 OP
cantbeserious Jan 2013 #1
BainsBane Jan 2013 #3
cantbeserious Jan 2013 #4
BainsBane Jan 2013 #2
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 #6
onehandle Jan 2013 #5
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 #7
BainsBane Jan 2013 #8

Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:24 PM

1. All Such Societal Battles Follow A Long And Winding Road - Eventually The Moral Argument Will Triumph

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:32 PM

3. or we'll all be shot

whichever comes first

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:47 PM

4. The More Innocent Woman And Children That Fall Victim To Firearms The Shorter The Journey

Sad but true.

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:31 PM

2. Why should Giffords group send the Brady campaign to the dustheap?

There is more than one gun control organization in the country. The NRA is destroying themselves, a long deserved death.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:45 PM

6. The Brady Campaign is remarkably ineffective and running out of money, to boot:

http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?cycle=2012&strID=C00113449

2012 PAC Summary Data
Select a Cycle:

Total Receipts $0
Total Spent $5,816
Begin Cash on Hand $8,476
End Cash on Hand $2,660
Debts $0
Date of last report November 26, 2012
2012 PAC Contribution Data
Contributions from this PAC to federal candidates (list recipients)
(100% to Democrats, 0% to Republicans) $3,018
Contributions to this PAC from individual donors of $200 or more ( list donors) $0


Official PAC Name:
BRADY CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE - VOTER EDUCATION FUND
Location: WASHINGTON, DC 20005
Industry: Gun Control; Anti-Guns
Treasurer: INGRAM, MARK
FEC Committee ID: C00113449
(Look up actual documents filed at the FEC)

http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00113449

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:52 PM

5. Take it back to the gungeon. Ignore. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:45 PM

7. And yet you felt impelled to comment...

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:48 PM

8. the irony of the "I'm ignoring you" announcement

Ignoring means not paying attention to someone, not scolding them. I think this thread is fine for GD. Now what it becomes later, who knows.

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