Maryland - Brady "Lie In" - April 16th


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Norton
April 12, 2008, 09:59 AM
Anyone up for trying to outnumber the antis?

ProtestEasyGuns.com

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

BRADY CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE

For News Media Planning Purposes

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Contact: Liz Sesler-Beckman, 410-825-7556

Or Brady Campaign Communications at 202-898-0792



ON A FATEFUL ANNIVERSARY, A DEMONSTRATION IN BALTIMORE TO URGE COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS

Baltimore, MD – On Wednesday, April 16, the anniversary of the terrible tragedy that took 32 innocent lives at Virginia Tech University, local citizens in Baltimore, MD will join more than 70 cities and towns across America in events to remember that tragedy – as well as all victims and survivors of gun violence – and call on Congress to act to strengthen the Brady background check system by closing the gun show loophole.

Baltimore’s demonstration will be a “lie-in” where mothers and fathers, young and old, gun violence victims, college students and other citizens lie down in groups of 32 to recall the 32 innocent victims murdered at Virginia Tech. They’ll remain lying for just a few short minutes to highlight the short length of time it takes to purchase a gun in the United States.

Abigail Spangler founder of ProtestEasyGuns.com started these “lie-in” protests following the Virginia Tech tragedy last year, and has dubbed April 16 as National Lie-In Day.

“We refuse to accept that nothing can be done," Spangler said. "We’ll keep making our voices heard until we pass laws that make our children and our communities safer.” “The American people know that it’s too easy for dangerous people to obtain dangerous weapons,” said Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a cosponsor of the April 16 national activities. “As we remember gun violence victims on April 16, we should urge Congress to close the gun show loophole immediately, and take other common sense steps to fight gun violence.”

“We are here to remember the Virginia Tech victims and to protest the ease with which lethal guns can be purchased here in the U.S.,” said Liz Sesler-Beckman, the primary organizer of today’s demonstration in Baltimore, MD. “This is just common sense. We are ordinary people who see that something needs to change to end these senseless acts of gun violence in our communities.”

The details on next Wednesday’s demonstration:

WHAT: “Lie-In” To Urge Congress to Close The Gun Show Loophole And For More Common Sense Federal and State Gun Laws

WHEN: 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

WHERE: Second Presbyterian Church

4200 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21218

ProtestEasyGuns.com is a grassroots lie-in protest movement that emerged last year in response to the deadliest shooting rampage by a single individual in U.S. history at Virginia Tech. Supporters are outraged at how easy it is to obtain a gun in the United States and believe it is time to change lax U.S. gun laws that allow criminals and dangerous individuals easy access to guns. Each of the protests includes 32 individuals (symbolizing the number of students and teachers murdered at Virginia Tech and the 32 Americans murdered with guns every day in the United States). Protesters lie down silently for three minutes (signifying the brief amount of time it takes to buy a gun in the United States). The goal is to encourage like-minded citizens to stage their own protests around the country to influence the public discourse and ultimately the legislative process with regard to this critical national problem. Visit www.protesteasyguns.com

As the nation's largest, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Campaign, with its dedicated network of Million Mom March Chapters, works to enact and enforce sensible gun laws, regulations and public policies. The Brady Campaign is devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities.

For more information on April 16th activities, visit the Brady Campaign website at www.bradycampaign.org.

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Standing Wolf
April 12, 2008, 11:17 PM
WHAT: “Lie-In” To Urge Congress...

Well, heck. They're good at lying.

45Badger
April 13, 2008, 12:05 AM
Should we have a "stand in" to counter demonstrate?

Eightball
April 13, 2008, 12:11 AM
“As we remember gun violence victims on April 16, we should urge Congress to close the gun show loophole immediately, and take other common sense steps to fight gun violence.”There's no loophole. It's legal. And "common sense" would be to ease the restrictions to allow us to fight back.

How do people that lack that much intelligence constantly find their ways to positions of power?

revjen45
April 13, 2008, 12:42 AM
I still haven't figured out why a pack of recumbent hoplophobic cretins is a newsworthy event.

RP88
April 13, 2008, 12:47 AM
because in the media, minority fear carries majority revenue

Robert Hairless
April 13, 2008, 09:52 PM
Those Brady Campaign people are numerous and powerful. I've seen photos of them lying in with bottles wrapped in paper bags, seeking shelter under overpasses and in doorways all the year round.

Sometimes the streets of major cities are cluttered with Brady Campaign people doing their work. It's hard to resist their requests for donations.

535
April 14, 2008, 01:16 AM
How do people that lack that much intelligence constantly find their ways to positions of power?

Eightball, I have found the answer to your question, simply because there are plenty of stupid people to vote for or follow them. God, for some reason did not find it fitting to hand out intelligence and common sense to everyone, Obama and Kennedy are shining examples of this....

I still say we have the "million gun march" on DC. Do you really think they can arrest several hundred thousand poeple? They simply don't have the capability to do it....

Robert Hairless
April 14, 2008, 02:20 AM
Eightball, I have found the answer to your question, simply because there are plenty of stupid people to vote for or follow them. God, for some reason did not find it fitting to hand out intelligence and common sense to everyone, Obama and Kennedy are shining examples of this....

I am offended that you omitted Rep. Carolyn McCarthy from your list. Mrs. McCarthy is without doubt the stupidest person in the United States Congress. Her election and re-election distinguish her constituents as the stupidest people in the United States of America.

It has sometimes occurred to me that a visit to her district might be most entertaining but I wonder how much variety there would be in watching people bumping into each other, trying to walk with their shoelaces tied to each other or to their ears, stumbling on curbs, bumping into lampposts, and trying to make change for a penny. I might be interested in getting the X of one in my autograph album but I'd hate to be responsible for anyone putting a sharp pencil in his or her nostril. Their keepers must have great patience.

Here is a couple of Rep. McCarthy's constituents attempting their mating ritual. No humans were harmed in making this picture.

http://inflatablemoonwalks.net/images/large/inflatable_sumos_lg.jpg

535
April 14, 2008, 02:32 AM
Sorry, you're right, I left that fool out. undeniable proof that she's an idiot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ospNRk2uM3U) and shouldn't be allowed in government......Really, could have possible elected someone dumber if they tried?

chris in va
April 14, 2008, 09:21 AM
They pulled that crap here in VA a few months ago. Just carry signs pointing out lying down is what gun control advocates do best as victims, or somesuch.

Maybe a sign with a big arrow, "Practicing to be a victim".

kingpin008
April 14, 2008, 09:40 AM
My fiancee and I are trying to get down there to stand in front of the fools when they have their lie-in. I'll be hard to miss me too, wearing this:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i14/tattooedkingpin/Hoodie2.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i14/tattooedkingpin/Hoodie1.jpg

:D::evil::evil::D

Robert Hairless
April 14, 2008, 10:49 AM
They pulled that crap here in VA a few months ago. Just carry signs pointing out lying down is what gun control advocates do best as victims, or somesuch.

Maybe a sign with a big arrow, "Practicing to be a victim".

Good idea, Chris, and probably effective too. Maybe we can come up with suggestions for other signs of a similar nature.

How about some of these:


"Class for people who want to die."

"Victim Instructors Meeting"

"Demonstrating the Brady Campaign's survival technique"

"Dead victims don't get up"

"Teaching your children to die"

"Death is not a game"

"Sarah Brady teaches people to die"

"Dieing is easy. Learn how to live."

"We want to save our families' lives."

"Our line is for people who want to live"

The Unknown User
April 16, 2008, 11:27 AM
Kingpin, any update on your counter-protest? (I assume that by the time you see this, you'll be back, so ignore the time I'm posting this.)

I hope everything went smoothly.

kingpin008
April 16, 2008, 02:28 PM
Rob - Unfortunately, we're not able to get down there in time. It was just an idea I had anyway, we didn't have anything specific planned out.

Oh well - I'm sure the VCDL will be giving them a hard time at Virginia Tech, and the Maryland Shall Issue folks probably have something planned for the Baltimore lie-in.

The Unknown User
April 16, 2008, 03:53 PM
Ah, well it was a good idea anyhow. Besides, now you have something to wear the next time you intend to demonstrate. :)

kingpin008
April 16, 2008, 04:01 PM
Thanks. :) The hoodie is something that I wear already - I'm a student at a community college that (predictably) disallows students to carry or possess any sort of weapon for the purpose of self defense. I can't even carry my school-issued chef's knives (culinary student :)) on days that we don't have an in-kitchen lab, because if I do, I'm in violation of the no-weapons policy.

I made that hoodie after the NIU shooting, because I was sick of not doing anything about it. It was at the point where I was sitting in class, keeping one ear on my chef instructor's lecture, and one ear open listening for the sound of gunshots. I figured that since I wear that hoodie damn near every day anyway, I might as well turn it into a billboard. :D

RoadkingLarry
April 16, 2008, 07:23 PM
I guess hosing them with a paintball gun would be inappropriate.

kingpin008
April 16, 2008, 11:40 PM
Yeah...not appropriate, and not high road.

TheReeves
April 17, 2008, 12:02 AM
Oh well - I'm sure the VCDL will be giving them a hard time at Virginia Tech, and the Maryland Shall Issue folks probably have something planned for the Baltimore lie-in.

No sir, the VCDL was respectful enough NOT to use the memorials today to further their agenda, unlike those worthless antis laying on the drill field.

kingpin008
April 17, 2008, 12:06 AM
True enough. Did the brady's even make it to the campus? I haven't seen a lick of news coverage about any of the supposed "nationwide" lie-ins, let alone the one at VT.

CNYCacher
April 17, 2008, 12:26 AM
I always wanted to lie down next to them and hold a sign that said "Another victim of gun control".

chipperi
April 21, 2008, 01:59 PM
I always wanted to lie down next to them and hold a sign that said "Another victim of gun control

LOL perfect!

I say as soon as they lay down in a public area arrest them for vagrancy like a common bum.

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