Just a few more massacres and the Brady's will have their success.


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Lucky
June 15, 2007, 03:06 AM
http://www.bradynetwork.org/site/MessageViewer/&printer_friendly=1?em_id=25161.0&dlv_id=22341

Victory: Bill That Strengthens Brady Backgrounds Checks Passes U.S. House

Dear Brady Campaign Member,

That’s right! You read it correctly. With your help, we’ve been asking legislators, “What are YOU going to do about gun violence?”

And we got our first BIG answer yesterday, when, by a voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2640 to strengthen Brady background checks!!

The bill, introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) requires states to automate their lists of convicted criminals and the mentally ill who are prohibited from buying firearms.

It also requires states to report those lists to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) that was enacted with passage of the Brady Law.

And now this important bill is moving swiftly to the U.S. Senate and we need your help today to make sure it gets passed.

Please make a generous contribution of $15.00 or more today to help us make this happen.

Surprisingly, the NRA supports the bill. The Virginia Tech shootings were a horrific reminder of the gaps in U.S. gun laws. The gun lobby knew its usual opposition to any and every solution we brought forward would be unacceptable to the American public so it made this concession.

But we know we still have much more to do to keep guns out of the wrong hands and that the gun lobby will oppose us as we move forward with other sensible steps. We will work to push Congress to extend Brady background checks to all gun sales — especially those at gun shows.

To do the work ahead, we need your support today to sustain this strong momentum. This is the BEST time for you to make a contribution to help our fight to make Brady background checks stronger ... step-by-step we are making progress.

Show us what YOU’RE going to do to help stop gun violence by making a contribution of $15.00 or more right now.

Thanks for your support! We’ll keep you posted ...

Sincerely,
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Sarah Brady, Chair

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Glockman17366
June 15, 2007, 06:14 AM
It's just PR from a failing organization...

That bill would have never gotten through without NRA backing...and, there appear to be adequate safeguards to prevent abuse by state and ferderal government.
However, I do expect to be a surge in malpractice suits against mental health providers.

JohnBT
June 15, 2007, 10:09 AM
"requires states to automate their lists of convicted criminals and the mentally ill who are prohibited from buying firearms."

I'd say most gun owners thought the NICS system covered all 50 states already. I know a year ago I thought so. Surprise, only 22 states were reporting ANY involuntary committment info at all.

John

JohnBT
June 15, 2007, 04:23 PM
And they've been prohibited by federal law since 1968.

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