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Where does the Brady Campaign get its money?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Golden_006, Feb 26, 2010.

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  1. Golden_006

    Golden_006 Member

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    Is this really a grass roots organization? I know some elitist mucky muck like a Soros is behind it no? I went to their website and am offended and disgusted. Further I can't believe there are still some Federal courts ruling the same way they always have even after Heller pretty much ascertained that the 2A is for self-defense purposes.
     
  2. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

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    Google something called "Annenberg Foundation". Several hundred thousand a year comes from there.

    No, they are not "grass roots". They do list some individual contributions but those are smallish numbers.
     
  3. Avizpls

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    me! hahaha
     
  4. Trebor

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    I believe the Joyce Foundation is one of their biggest supporters. Google 'em up for more info.
     
  5. Nico Testosteros

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    The Annenbergs were great friends of the Reagans.

    Edit: I guess James Brady was a buddy of Reagan's also.
     
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    The ironic part is that the Brady Campaign is obsessed with carbines, riflles and certain types of ammunition that they brand as "assault-type" when, if I recall my history correctly, both Regan and Brady were shot with a .22 caliber, 6-shot revolver.
     
  7. glockmon

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    Our Government gives a bunch to both Pro and Anti Gun Lobbies.
     
  8. TexasRifleman

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    Incrementalism. They started out as "National Council to Control Handguns" in 1974. Then they became "Handgun Control Inc" and realized that they would never get handguns banned so they changed again to "Brady Campaign to Control Gun Violence".

    So, they made a move to try to demonize a subset of gun owners and get us to infight about whether or not AR15s are hunting rifles. While we griped among ourselves they felt they could come in with sweeping legislation. Didn't work out, but that was their thinking.

    That's why it's important not to get into that whole thing about what type of guns are good for what. Just doesn't matter.
     
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    The Joyce foundation has these signs that goes into your window, and it says "We call Police". Think about that for a second, If I was a crook, that is a big billboard saying "Come and rob, steal, kidnap from this house! We are 100% defenseless!!!"

    http://http://www.joycefdn.org/Programs/GunViolence/ViewSubProgram.aspx?SubProgId=14

    Check out that kid in the window, I feel so sorry for him. This website is full of lies, wanna say something else, but I'm doing my best to comply with the Gramaw rule.
     
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  10. ilikepancakes

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    Just visited the Campaign site. In addition to violating 2nd it also violates just about every rule of effective website design. I'm surprised people who struggle with the concept of a barrel shroud can even navigate this thing.
     
  11. FROGO207

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    Don't be surprised if the BG type willingly give some of their illegal gains to the anti gun movement.:banghead::cuss:
     
  12. Texas Gun Person

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    From a lot of companies that don't really announce that they are giving money to anti's because they are scared they will lose money.
     
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    Don't forget George Soros, Bloomberg, and most college "literati", along with soccer moms too dumb to know better, and many other groups bent on a "one world order"
     
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    NV has a Brady tax of $25 per handgun sold. So, I've given about $300 to the Brady Bunch.
     
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    Elvishead -- if you haven't left the building, could you elaborate on the NV tax? Not saying you're wrong, just curious. Seems like it would be illegal the govt to take money and give it to a campaign like this.
     
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    The Brady Campaign are low down, the real powerhouse is IANSA and they are funded by the following according to their website

    IANSA’s work has been supported by funders including
    the Governments of UK, Belgium, Sweden and Norway, as well as
    the Ford Foundation,
    Rockefeller Foundation,
    Compton Foundation,
    Ploughshares Fund,
    John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation,
    Open Society Institute,
    Samuel Rubin Foundation
    and Christian Aid.

    There are a number of errors on their main web page document - laws on civilian ownership of handguns in 16 countries. But then since when has the truth been adhered to in transmiting their message. :p

    http://www.iansa.org/
     
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    FWIW I think donations to hci are tax deductible while donations to NRA are not. Can you say double standard?
     
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    No, he worded it poorly. There is no Nevada tax.

    NO. The $25 is the Highway Patrol's fee for running the NICS background check.

    The background check is frustrating called the Brady check, but it's certainly not a check written to the Brady committee. Nevada is one of the most gun friendly states in the nation. Four of our five members of Congress are gun owners: Titus, Reed, Ensign and Heller. Only Shelley Berkeley is a non-gun owner.
     
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    they deduct it from my paycheck.
    same as the rest of the "save me from myself" folks who need funding to convince me that i am not competent to swing a hammer, let alone own a firearm. i'm just glad they are there to alot my earnings to feed those who elect not to work. gosh, otherwise i might have enough left at the end of the week to buy groceries for my kids.
     
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    It's a good thing. The NRA and the NRA-ILA doesn't need Gov't regulators looking over their shoulders.
     
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    Ants- What does Harry Reed owning a handgun have to do with him being anti-gun and anti-fed land use and anti-anything for normal folks but rich elitist can do. Harry reed was a _ick when he was an autorney in Vegas and he's a bigger D-ck since he went to Washington.
     
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    Brady:

    Brady bill suporters are the usual suspects..... Liberals, mostly the likes of George Soros.
     
  23. TexasRifleman

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    Nah, no double standard, just stupid tax codes.

    They are treated just like NRA and other groups. Depends upder what portion of the tax code the group organizes.

    There are different Brady groups, same as there are different NRA groups.

    Brady Campaign is the lobbying group and is not tax deductible, Brady Center is the tax deductible charity. They claim to be a legal charity mainly, representing victims of "guns" in court, whatever that means.

    NRA's charitable organization is called the "NRA Foundation". It mainly promotes the shooting sports, gun safety, and hunting activities. Donations to that are tax deductible.
     
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    The good part about the recession is that the gun ban groups have seen their funding cut. Meanwhile, NRA/GOA/SAF have seen obama related donations INCREASE-hence the successes we're seeing :evil::cool:.

    The simple way to put it is that the gun ban groups get their $$ from the establishment, which the pro gun groups get their $$ from the PEOPLE.
     
  25. Jonah71

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    ACORN may have helped them a bit too. One of the sleeziest organizations in the Nation's history.
     
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