Victory! First Major Gun Control Bill in More Than a Decade Signed


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Javelin
January 20, 2008, 05:08 PM
Yep this is what I got from the good folks at the Brady Campaign. Yes I know I'm on their mailing list to keep an eye on what they are up to. The whole keep your friends close enemies closer mentality.

Here is my Dear John letter (no kidding my username with them is John so it at least I get some irony with this right?)

Dear John,
The first major piece of national legislation to reduce gun violence in more than a decade was signed into law yesterday. Thank you for making this success possible.
Momentum is on our side because of you.
Please give a generous gift today to mark this
terrific progress and keep it going in 2008!
After the Virginia Tech tragedy, with your help and support, we asked our leaders, "What are YOU going to do about gun violence?" They responded. This new law helps make it more difficult for dangerous people to get their hands on deadly weapons.
The Virginia Tech killer was able to arm himself because the court order that should have blocked his gun purchase was not forwarded from the state to the federal Brady background check system. This law will help ensure that records like these don't fall through the cracks resulting in yet another tragedy of lost lives.
Much more work lies ahead for your Brady Campaign. We will closely monitor the implementation of the legislation to make sure that it is as effective as it can be. And we continue our efforts to pass universal Brady background checks on all gun sales, including closing the gun show loophole.
We deeply appreciate the courage and strength of the Virginia Tech families who lost loved ones on April 16th or who were injured. Many of them signed a powerful letter to Congress and joined us on Capitol Hill on the sixth-month anniversary of those shootings calling for the passage of this legislation. The efforts of all the families involved were critical to this victory.
Our special thanks go out to Representative Carolyn McCarthy and Senators Charles Schumer and Edward Kennedy for their leadership on this legislation.
Thank you again for your support and commitment to making America safe. Happy New Year! We’ve gotten off to a great start.
Sincerely,

Sarah Brady, Chair


So what does this mean for me or you? Maybe nothing but I think it is time to buy those firearms that you have always wanted now without hesitation. I am for background checks but these guys are on the rampage to disarm all US citizens and there is no stopping them. No kidding I am taking my own medicine.

And please don't forget to support your NRA financially as they really are the only thing we have to assist us in saving our RKBA.

:)

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3rdpig
January 21, 2008, 01:16 AM
So what legislation are they talking about, the NICS Improvement Act? If so it's hardly a "gun control law" and the NRA supported it as well. Pandering and posturing if you ask me.

xsquidgator
January 22, 2008, 02:17 PM
Even though only a fraction of gunowners belong to the NRA, there are still what 4 million NRA members and about 500k of them in the Brady Campaign? "Objects on the internet are smaller and less scary than they appear" (except the NRA of course)

I too get the Brady emails (same reasoning as the 1st poster) but they are way behind the 8-ball compared to us. Just don't back off on the pressure for our legislators to keep doing the right thing.

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