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Fri Sep 18, 2015, 11:59 AM

Why is DOJ funding the gun lobby? (saf)

I was shocked to learn yesterday that the Dept of Justice has awarded the gun lobby group NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) more than $2 million in grant money for its "Project ChildSafe" program.

NSSF is headquartered in Newtown, Connecticut the site of one of the worst mass shooting tragedies in our nation's history. After 20 children and six adults were gunned down in their community, NSSF responded by accusing the surviving parents who called for stronger gun laws of "seeking to destroy the Second Amendment."

There has been no bigger opponent of sensible gun reform than the National Shooting Sports Foundation {eh, subjective}. They have relentlessly lobbied against every single piece of legislation that would prevent children from obtaining unauthorized access to firearms, including Child Access Prevention laws and criminal penalties for adults whose weapons are obtained by minors.
And they are no friend of the Obama administration, having accused the White House of being “willing to try virtually anything to pursue its gun control agenda in defiance of Congress and existing law.

Let's also not forget that NSSF's Project ChildSafe program has been plagued with problems from the start. At one point, hundreds of thousands of the locks they distributed to law enforcement had to be recalled because they were so flimsy.
Bottom Line. There is nothing wrong with promoting gun safety and distributing gun locks, but whatever good might be done by Project ChildSafe is vastly outweighed by the harm NSSF does in lobbying for reckless gun laws. No taxpayer in America should have to foot the bill for a profit-focused lobby looking to improve its public image.

Sign our petition and tell Dept of Justice to stop bankrolling the gun lobby.

Thank you for standing with us to prevent gun violence.
Ladd Everitt Director of Communications Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

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Fri Sep 18, 2015, 01:59 PM

1. the old "Eddie Eagle" dodge

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Fri Sep 18, 2015, 03:41 PM

2. john ashcroft influence?

MisterP: the old "Eddie Eagle" dodge

I was thinking it might be gwbush's former atty general 2nd amendment zealot john asscroft's political descendants.

Please say you're not related to one DonP.

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Fri Sep 18, 2015, 04:02 PM

3. that's the reason they created "Eddie Eagle," to pretend to be REALLY all about "gun safety"

(which of course meant taking their training courses, and bringing the kiddies); this sick feint not only whitewashes their "a gun in every pot" fearmongering, but also pretends their ideology course is just a mere safety course, a simple precaution if things go a little pear-shaped (just like the arms they peddle, come to think of it)

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