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    Joyce Foundation Funded Leaque of Women Voters Anti-Gun

    The Joyce Foundation provides substantial financial assistance to Leaque of Women Voters chapters.

    This has paid a large dividend as the Leaque's national organization and local chapters have become - after adoption of a gun control position advanced by the Illinois chapter, home of the Joyce Foundation - anti-firearm advocacy groups, parroting the Joyce Foundation anti-firearm agenda.

    from Wikipedia:

    The league has worked on a broad range of activities under the rubric of Social Policy including ending racial discrimination, providing equal access to quality education, fair housing, health care, and gun control.

    Specifically in the area of gun control, according to the organization's website,

    “ The 1990 League convention took the rare step of adopting the gun control position by concurrence at convention. Proponents had sent two informational mailings to all Leagues before convention, and spirited debate on the convention floor persuaded the convention to concur with the statement proposed by the LWV of Illinois.

    Following the convention action, the LWVUS wrote to all members of Congress, announcing the League’s new position on gun control and urging passage of federal legislation to control the proliferation of handguns and semi-automatic assault weapons in the United States. In 1991, the League joined with other organizations to support legislation banning semi-automatic assault weapons. In 1992 and 1993, the League supported congressional passage of the Brady bill, to institute a five-day waiting period and background check for the purchase of handguns. Following enactment of the Brady bill in November 1993, the League stepped up its lobbying efforts in a successful 1994 House campaign to force inclusion of the assault weapons ban in the final conference report on omnibus crime legislation."

    The league endorsed and supported the Mother’s Day 2000 Million Mom March of the Brady Campaign through the activities of many league members across the country who participated in the event, as well as by the official involvement of the organization's leadership and board.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Women_Voters

    From the Leaque's site (the band keeps playing the same tune) :

    Gun Control

    The League’s History
    The 1990 League Convention took the rare step of adopting the gun control position by concurrence at Convention. Proponents had sent two informational mailings to all Leagues before Convention, and spirited debate on the Convention floor persuaded the Convention to concur with the statement proposed by the LWV of Illinois.

    Following the Convention action, the LWVUS wrote to all members of Congress, announcing the League’s new position on gun control and urging passage of federal legislation to control the proliferation of handguns and semi-automatic assault weapons in the United States. In 1991, the League joined with other organizations to support legislation banning semi-automatic assault weapons. In 1992 and 1993, the League supported congressional passage of the Brady bill, to institute a five-day waiting period and background check for the purchase of handguns. Following enactment of the Brady bill in November 1993, the League stepped up its lobbying efforts in a successful 1994 House campaign to force inclusion of the assault weapons ban in the final conference report on omnibus crime legislation.

    Addressing constitutional arguments affecting gun control at the League’s 1994 national Convention, delegates voted to amend the LWVUS position on gun control by adding a fourth paragraph summarizing and highlighting federal court decisions limiting the meaning of the Second Amendment’s “right to keep and bear arms.”

    Throughout 1995-1996, opponents of the assault weapons ban and the Brady bill pushed for repeal. But lobbying by the League and other supporters convinced Congress to defeat the repeal efforts.

    The 1998 LWVUS Convention again amended the position, by adding, “The League supports regulating firearms for consumer safety.”

    In the 106th Congress, the LWVUS worked for gun control measures to close major loopholes in current law. Although the Senate passed legislation mandating background checks for all gun show purchases, the House derailed this and other attempts to control gun violence, including child safety locks on guns.

    The LWVUS endorsed the Mother’s Day 2000 Million Mom March that demonstrated citizens’ call for common-sense gun control measures. League members across the country participated in the event, both in Washington, DC and closer to home.

    In February 2004, the League voiced strong concern over the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which would grant special protection for the gun industry by barring city, county or individual law suits against gun manufacturers, and which included the immediate dismissal of pending cases

    The League supported legislation to extend the Assault Weapons Ban, which expired in September 2004. The LWVUS also supported language to close the Gun Show Loophole in order to require all dealers to run criminal background checks at gun shows.

    In both 2004 and 2006, the League opposed congressional actions to repeal the local gun safety laws in the District of Columbia because such action interfered with the right of self-government for DC citizens.

    http://www.lwv.org/AM/Template.cfm?S...ontentID=14218
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    Other Joyce Foundation Funded Anti-Firearm Organizations

    The octopus' tentacles reach far, especially in the upper midwest.

    http://www.georgiapacking.org/links_antigun.php

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