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Brady/MMM: Gov. Schwarzenegger Bows to NRA, Vetoes Gun Safety Bills

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  1. Harry Tuttle

    Harry Tuttle Member

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    Brady/MMM: Gov. Schwarzenegger Bows to NRA, Vetoes Gun Safety Bills
    9/23/2004


    Press Release
    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    United With the Million Mom March
    1225 Eye Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20005
    www.bradycampaign.org

    Contact:
    Julissa Jose
    Phone: 310-441-5046

    Sacramento, CA - In a bid to curry favor from the NRA gun lobby, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed two gun safety bills that would have protected children from gun violence.

    The bills, authored by Senator Jack Scott (D-Pasadena), who lost his son to gun violence, would have held gun owners responsible if they left guns and ammunition easily accessible to children and required handgun ammunition buyers to provide proof of age and identity. The bills were backed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence united with the Million Mom March and supported by law enforcement.

    "After all his promises to stand up for families, it is so sad to learn that Gov. Schwarzenegger cares more about pleasing the NRA than protecting children from gun violence," said Jane Roth, California State Council President of the Million Mom March. "We are bitterly disappointed at the governor's vetoes, but we will continue to fight for sensible gun laws to protect California children. Maybe the next time Governor Schwarzenegger reads about a parent losing a child to an unattended gun, he'll remember these vetoes and reconsider his position."

    Current California law only holds gun owners responsible if they leave loaded firearms accessible to children. There is no penalty if an unloaded gun is left lying around with the bullets right beside it. And while it is illegal for criminals and juveniles to buy handgun ammunition, there is no requirement that ammunition buyers show any proof of age or identity. The other bill would have required handgun ammunition buyers to provide a thumbprint and show proof of age. The thumbprint would have allowed police to identify and prosecute criminals who illegally buy bullets and the identity check would have stopped juveniles from buying ammunition.

    Date of Release: September 21, 2004
     
  2. Standing Wolf

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    The leftist extremists' notion of "gun safety" is to disarm the law-abiding and ignore the criminals, who are, after all, the root cause of violent crime.

    Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites.
     
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    If I was in his shoes, I could save a lot of time. Once I saw "The bills were backed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence united with the Million Mom March and supported by law enforcement." I would deposit it in the trash and adivse my secretary not to waste my time with anything further from any of those three groups.
     
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    Do they have a mad-lib like form for their press releases where they just fill in relevant information and chuck it out? If not they must have a vocabulary of about 50 words.
     
  5. Don't Tread On Me

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    Maybe that idiot will realize what a sucker he was for signing the .50 ban. He was with them on that ban, but now stabbed in the back and insulted because he vetoes these bills.


    Maybe now he will understand who respects him more. NRA didn't use language like "bow" to criticize his ban stance.
     
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    poor Ahnie....hes villfied by both sides...

    he must be doin something right...

    WildkrumAlaska
     
  7. El Rojo

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    See we were mentioning this before. If we get real pissed at him and treat him like crap, then he can say, "Screw you guys." and just vote however he wants next time. We let the VPC/Brady Bunch do it and now he has nothing to lose with them, so he might go our way. Yeah, it is a pretty wild dream, but it makes sense.
     
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    How dare the Governor bow to the NRA and not us!! The nerve of some people!
     
  9. tyme

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    re: Julissa Jose

    http://www.rochester.edu/college/wst/FYI/February 2002.pdf (page 4, bottom left)
    Uhg.
     
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