Thursday, June 14, 2007

When you compromise with Evil, Evil wins!

"Victory for Gun Control in House. NRA Sees the Light" says the email I got today from the Brady Campaign to prevent Gun ownership. I am completely opposed to this bill. The fact that the NRA decided to negotiate with evil on this is incredible. I am a member, but more and more I'm becoming dissatisfied with their policies. From giving anti-gun sheriff's and politicians "A" ratings and now this blasphemy. This bill would have gone nowhere without the NRA's help. They say they will keep an eye on it and withdraw support if more anti-gun amendments are added to it, but I'm not sure I believe them. Besides, even if they do withdraw support, now that the Democrats control Washington it will get rammed through anyway.

By the way, who's hands are the "wrong hands" they refer to in the letter? Pull back from the computer, raise your arms up in front of the monitor and have a good look.

From the Brady's:

Victory: Bill That Strengthens Brady Backgrounds Checks Passes U.S. House

Dear Mr. Orlov,

That’s right! You read it correctly. With your help, we’ve been asking legislators, “What are YOU going to do about gun violence?”

And we got our first BIG answer yesterday, when, by a voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2640 to strengthen Brady background checks!!

The bill, introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) requires states to automate their lists of convicted criminals and the mentally ill who are prohibited from buying firearms.

It also requires states to report those lists to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) that was enacted with passage of the Brady Law.

And now this important bill is moving swiftly to the U.S. Senate and we need your help today to make sure it gets passed.

Please make a generous contribution of $15.00 or more today to help us make this happen.

Surprisingly, the NRA supports the bill. The Virginia Tech shootings were a horrific reminder of the gaps in U.S. gun laws. The gun lobby knew its usual opposition to any and every solution we brought forward would be unacceptable to the American public so it made this concession.

But we know we still have much more to do to keep guns out of the wrong hands and that the gun lobby will oppose us as we move forward with other sensible steps. We will work to push Congress to extend Brady background checks to all gun sales — especially those at gun shows.

To do the work ahead, we need your support today to sustain this strong momentum. This is the BEST time for you to make a contribution to help our fight to make Brady background checks stronger ... step-by-step we are making progress.

Show us what YOU’RE going to do to help stop gun violence by making a contribution of $15.00 or more right now.

Thanks for your support! We’ll keep you posted ...


Sarah Brady, Chair

Hmmm, I feel the need to make another contribution to the gun Rights organization of my choice. I suggest you do the same.