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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:28 PM

Looking to maximize the impact of our donation to the campaign against gun violence.

Mrs. Plaidder and I have decided to put some money into the cause. I thought I would consult the collective re the best way to get, as it were, the least bang for our buck.

There is the Brady Campaign, which has a track record. Then there are MoveOn and the other similar organizations from which I get approximately 1000 emails a day asking me to donate money to fight gun violence. However, it appears that the money you give to such organizations is usually fungible--in other words, there is no way to ensure that the money you donate actually goes to the cause you're interested in as opposed to entering the giant donation pool from which the organization draws. Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence is new and it's hard to know how effective they are.

We are working the Google, of course; but if any of you are already working with/supporting an organization dedicated to this issue, I would be interested to hear your opinion of where a donation will do the most good, and no doubt other DUers would too.

Thanks in advance,

The Plaid Adder

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Plaid Adder Feb 2013 OP
bettyellen Feb 2013 #1
backwoodsbob Feb 2013 #2
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2013 #3
farminator3000 Feb 2013 #4
Light House Feb 2013 #5

Response to Plaid Adder (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:44 PM

1. kicking because I had the same question....

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Response to Plaid Adder (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:50 PM

2. rofl

the Brady Bunch?really?

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:06 PM

3. Seeing the hatred the now-departed DU gun nuts had for it, it has to be worth considering

The NRA hates it, so there's probably a lot that it does well.

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Response to Plaid Adder (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:13 PM

4. Gabby and Mark are the big one now, i think

thanks in advance to you!

edit: the idea of getting the NRA stooges out of Congress is pretty ambitious, and a damn good idea- it'll help on other issues, too.

As gun-owning Westerners with moderate, consensus oriented politics, Gabby and Mark believe in the need to both enact measures to reduce gun violence and protect the rights of responsible gun owners. While the gun lobby offers America a false choice between gun rights and safe communities, Americans for Responsible Solutions is committed to commonsense policy that stops shootings while respecting the Second Amendment, such as:

Criminal Background Checks
Limiting High Capacity Magazines
Limiting Assault Weapons
Stopping Gun Trafficking
http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/solutions/

those 4 ^^^ are links.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/276441-giffords-pac-hopes-to-match-nra-with-20m-for-2014
"We're just getting things started, but I've had conversations with a dozen other large political donors who have worked with me on other issues in the past, and I've had a good response," Mostyn said.

The group hopes to hit its $16-20 million fundraising goal ahead of the congressional primary cycle next year.

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she's in the new Vogue, that's big time!

http://todaynews.today.com/_news/2013/02/13/16951084-gabby-giffords-husband-on-gun-control-push-sometimes-you-dont-get-a-choice?lite
“We didn’t want to be doing this,” Kelly said. “There are lots of things we’d rather have done. But sometimes you don’t get a choice. Gabby is ‘OK, this happened to me. I want it to count for something.’ ”

ARS is intended to be an opposing force to the powerful National Rifle Association, which fights against the majority of proposals for gun regulation. This new PAC was created "because entrenched interests like the gun lobby have used big money and influence to stop Congress from acting,'' according to the ARS website. The group is committed to legislation like mandatory background checks for gun buyers at stores and gun shows, a ban on assault weapon sales to civilians, and the size of ammo magazines sold.

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:19 PM

5. Don't give a dime to the Brady Org. or the VPC.

 

The Brady org. has been pretty much neutered and VPC's Josh Sugarmann is a hypocrite, he holds a FFL in DC and is profiting off of gun sales.
My money is going to Gabby Gifford's new group.

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