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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

Posted by jimmy the one | Fri Sep 18, 2015, 10:59 AM (3 replies)

New from Pew!

Guess what everybody?!! Pew has a new poll which contradicts (countermands?) its last one! (tho I guess they didn't change the wording) Wow a swing of 5% pts, new differential from +6 guns, to -3 gun control, swing of 9 to our side!

Pew. July 14-20, 2015. N=2,002 adults nationwide.
"What do you think is more important -- to protect the right of Americans to own guns, or to control gun ownership?"
Protect right to own guns .... Control ownership ... Unsure/ Refused
7/14-20/15 ..... 47 .........................50 .............................3
12/3-7/14 ....... 52 .........................46 .............................3
near the top: http://www.pollingreport.com/guns.htm

..... hey lapierre-head - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Posted by jimmy the one | Wed Sep 2, 2015, 02:03 PM (2 replies)
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