Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: The tide turns in the battle for gun rights

  1. #1
    Regular Member Broondog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Ste. Gen County, MO, , USA
    Posts
    369

    Post imported post

    http://www.examiner.com/x-30265-Detr...n-withers-away

    The tide turns in the battle for gun rights as the Brady Campaign withers away June 4, 7:57 PM · Rob Reed - Detroit Gun Rights Examiner

    As gun rights activists await the upcoming decision in the McDonald vs. Chicago Supreme Court case, new evidenceemerges that, in this post-Heller decision world, the public has soured on the bitter taste of gun control.
    The latest evidenceof the declining public support for restrictions on gun rights is in the data released today by the Federal Election Commission on the private donations and expenditures of the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence - Voter Education PAC (Link goes to actual FEC reports).
    The Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence is the flagship group for the gun control effort. The Brady Campaign absorbed the Million Mom March in 2001 when that organization's membership dropped so low as to be no longer self-sustaining.
    Information provided by the Center for Responsive Politics, and derived from the FEC reports, shows that the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence - Voter Education PAC, raised an all-timehigh of over $1.7 million in the 2000 election cycle and distributed over $1.6 million of those funds.
    Contrast this to the more recent2008 election cycle where the PAC raised just over $15,000 and spent just over $54,000.
    The 2010 election cycle is still ongoing, but the numbers look no better: So far only $2,500 has been raised and just $4,545 spent.
    Browsing through the charts and information at the Center for Responsive Politics shows fewer gun control advocates willing to spend their own money on that agenda.In the 2000 election year cycle 320 individual donors gave a total of $329,996. Contrast that to 2008 where three donors donated a total of $15,000.
    So far, for the 2010 election cycle, only one donor has made a single contribution of $2,500.
    As the Brady Campaign goes, so does public support for gun control. That's why the huge drop in funds raised, money spent, and individual donors is so telling.
    The conclusion is clear: The public no longer believes the gun control lies. Now is the time to work to get that message to the government by redoubling efforts to elect pro-gun candidates and kick out those politicians whowould deny us our basic human rights.


    -----------------------------------------------


    i found this to be quite interesting. :celebrate




    I'm the one who's gotta die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.
    Jimi Hendrix

    NRA Benefactor Member & 03 FFL

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
    Posts
    3,806

    Post imported post

    :celebrate:celebrate
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

  3. #3
    Regular Member Dreamer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grennsboro NC
    Posts
    5,358

    Post imported post

    It's time we all sent Paul Helmke a check....

    a REALITY CHECK....

    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    1225 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1100
    Washington, DC 20005

    Download, print, and mail. Let them know how you feel...

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/32858880/Reality-Check


    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
    --Barry Goldwater, 1964

  4. #4
    Guest
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    958

    Post imported post

    Dreamer wrote:
    It's time we all sent Paul Helmke a check....

    a REALITY CHECK....

    Download, print, and mail. Let them know how you feel...Â*

    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    1225 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1100
    Washington, DC 20005
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/32858880/Reality-Check

    Made my day.......

  5. #5
    Campaign Veteran
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Lobelville, Tennessee, USA
    Posts
    2,615

    Post imported post

    You know, I wonder what would ahppen to the Brady Camp if victems of gun control were to start filing law suits against them.

    Might not get much out of them now, though. LOL

  6. #6
    Regular Member Huck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Evanston, Wyoming, USA
    Posts
    647

    Post imported post

    Broondog wrote:
    So far, for the 2010 election cycle, only one donor has made a single contribution of $2,500.
    Check out who that one donor is!

    http://blog.joehuffman.org/2010/06/1...adysDonor.aspx
    "You can teach 'em, but you cant learn 'em."

  7. #7
    Regular Member Dreamer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Grennsboro NC
    Posts
    5,358

    Post imported post

    Thanks GWBiker. I appreciate the compliment.

    Do not try this at home, I am a trained professional (graphic designer)...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
    --Barry Goldwater, 1964

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •