Brady Campaign, Million Mom March Endorse John Kerry For President


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Harry Tuttle
October 3, 2004, 12:44 PM
TO RESTORE SANITY ON GUN ISSUE,
BRADY CAMPAIGN, MILLION MOM MARCH ENDORSE JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT

http://www.bradycampaign.org/press/release.php?release=594


For Immediate Release:
10-01-2004

Contact Communications:
(202) 898-0792
Washington, D.C. – The following is a statement from Michael Barnes, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence united with the Million Mom March:

“During the 2000 presidential campaign, the National Rifle Association’s Kayne Robinson said that if George W. Bush was elected President, the NRA would be working out of the White House.

“In test after test, Robinson’s prediction has turned out to be true. The NRA has gotten everything it asked for from President Bush. Every time he’s had a choice, he has sided with the gun lobby and against law enforcement and the victims of gun violence.

“The Bush Justice Department under Attorney General John Ashcroft secured legislation allowing it to destroy Brady background check records a day after the check is completed, against the advice of law enforcement leaders. President Bush signed that bill.

“The Bush Justice Department has made it easier for criminal defendants to challenge gun laws as unconstitutional by insisting that federal prosecutors adopt a view of the Second Amendment that is contradicted by virtually every federal appeals court.

“The Bush Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives secured a law to prohibit disclosure of crime gun records that would reveal the gun dealers supplying most of the guns used in crime. President Bush signed that bill.

“President Bush strongly supported an effort to give gun sellers unprecedented immunity from legal accountability to the victims of gun violence. The bill failed in the Senate – but President Bush supported it. And he signed similar legislation when he was the Governor of Texas.

“And in his most devastating blow to public safety, President Bush broke his promise to renew the Assault Weapons Ban. Instead of renewing the law, he turned his back on the law enforcement leaders and officers who had urged him to save that lifesaving statute, a law that had limited the firepower of criminals. He refused to even meet with police leaders to discuss it. He also turned his back on gun violence victims whose lives have been shattered by these weapons.

“This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal local gun laws in the Nation’s Capital. The White House has said President Bush will sign the bill into law if the Senate takes action.

“Time and time again, President George W. Bush has caved in to the gun lobby and failed in his responsibility to keep Americans safe. He has chosen the extreme ideological policies of the National Rifle Association over the need to protect American citizens from gun violence every single time. Not once has the President opposed anything on the NRA’s legislative agenda. This is truly tragic, and it will lead to Americans, including police officers, losing their lives.

“On the other hand, Senator John Kerry has consistently supported sensible gun laws throughout his career in public service. As a prosecutor and as a legislator he has been a leader, working with law enforcement officials on efforts to reduce gun violence. As a hunter and a war hero, Senator Kerry knows that sportsmen do not need military-style assault weapons, and that measures to keep guns away from criminals, terrorists and children are just common sense.

“We urge Americans who care deeply about reducing gun violence in our nation to vote for Senator John Kerry.

“Mr. Bush should seek to be the President of the National Rifle Association. He has earned that job.”

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cuchulainn
October 3, 2004, 12:48 PM
In other news, trees are found to have leaves and many Americans own automobiles.

nico
October 3, 2004, 05:31 PM
well damn, they just spelled out a bunch of big reasons to vote for Bush.

Spot77
October 3, 2004, 05:38 PM
did you know that more police officers will die because gun owners kill police officers and assault rifles will kill more police officers.....and....and those evil .38 revolvers will kill more police officers and more police officers will die........


Do ya' think they're trying to win people over by claiming that EVERY pro-gun bill will be detrimental to police officers? It's in EVERY friggin' piece they put out.......

stv
October 3, 2004, 05:47 PM
Every time he’s had a choice, he has sided with the gun lobby and against law enforcement...


And I suppose all the police organizations out there opposed HR 218... right? :rolleyes:

nico
October 3, 2004, 06:06 PM
Do ya' think they're trying to win people over by claiming that EVERY pro-gun bill will be detrimental to police officers? It's in EVERY friggin' piece they put out.......
yeah, it also bugs me how they talk about "sensible gun laws" but they've never met an anti-gun law they didn't find sensible.

HR218 was national CCW for cops right? It'd be interresting to see if the brady bunch supported it.

jsalcedo
October 3, 2004, 07:03 PM
Wow I guess when they put it that way Bush isn't so bad for gun owners after all.

Thanks BCTPGV and MMM you have made a believer out of me!

Sistema1927
October 3, 2004, 08:37 PM
Shocking.

PMDW
October 3, 2004, 09:55 PM
I thought they weren't allowed to endorse political candinates. Tax laws or something?

Maybe not. Just what I heard.

Standing Wolf
October 3, 2004, 10:00 PM
Leftist extremists endorse a leftist extremist? Why, how very surprising!

crewchief
October 3, 2004, 11:24 PM
Yep it must be those damn gun dealers with their remote controlled guns that kill people all by themselves once they leave the shop.:banghead: :cuss:

Justin Moore
October 4, 2004, 06:24 AM
I heard they are endorsing Castro as well :evil:

stevelyn
October 4, 2004, 11:45 AM
Why would the Brady Bunch and Misguided Moms support a candidate who says he supports the 2nd Amendment? What? He lied?!?!?!?:rolleyes:
Shows the grabbers and Kerry are in agreement.

jefnvk
October 4, 2004, 05:32 PM
Do ya' think they're trying to win people over by claiming that EVERY pro-gun bill will be detrimental to police officers?

To me, it almost seems like they have worn out the 'It's for the children', and are now going with 'It's for the police'

Dave R
October 4, 2004, 06:01 PM
This will surely influence all those undecided voters who hate the NRA.

Silent-Snail
October 5, 2004, 09:34 PM
Senator Kerry knows that sportsmen do not need military-style assault weapons

Hate to admit it, but they have a point.

I dont need those for hunting, but it is so much more fun with a fully tricked out sks or M16.:evil: :D

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