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Brady Campaign Endorses Obama

Postby Woods Walker » Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:45 am

For Immediate Release:
10-13-2008
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Washington, D.C. - Sarah and Jim Brady and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence with its network of Million Mom March Chapters endorsed Senator Barack Obama for President and Senator Joseph Biden for Vice President today, and urged Americans to vote for them. 
 
Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign, issued the following statement on behalf of the organization and the Bradys:
 
"Senators Barack Obama and Joseph Biden know that we make it too easy for dangerous people to get dangerous weapons in this country.  They know that our weak gun laws have too many loopholes, which lead to over 30,000 deaths and 70,000 injuries from guns every year.
 
"Senators Obama and Biden know that we can reduce those deaths and injuries from guns by strengthening our Brady background check system, getting military-style assault weapons off our streets, and giving law enforcement more tools to stop the trafficking of illegal guns.
 
"Fortunately, the candidates most favored by the gun lobby were rejected by the voters during the primaries.  The gun lobby has lambasted Senator John McCain for being a leader on gun violence prevention issues in the past.  In 2000 and 2001, he introduced legislation, gave floor speeches, and appeared in television ads to close the gun show loophole.  In 2004, he gave floor speeches supporting access to crime gun trace data, requiring gun dealer inventories, and retaining background check records.  Back then, Senator McCain was a "maverick", willing to take on the gun lobby. 
 
"But now, Senator McCain has stopped talking about these issues and, instead, has pandered to the gun lobby whose opinions he once disdained.  His erratic approach to gun violence prevention leads to our concern about whether a President McCain would remember and follow the leadership shown by Senator McCain in 2000 and 2004 and take steps to help reduce gun violence.
 
"The difference between the two tickets is clearest with regard to assault weapons.  Senator Obama made his position clear in his acceptance speech in Denver when he said "the reality of gun ownership may be different for hunters in rural Ohio than they are for those plagued by gang violence in Cleveland, but don't tell me we can't uphold the Second Amendment while keeping AK-47s out of the hands of criminals."
 
 And Senator Biden helped get a ban on assault weapons passed in 1994 and fought for its renewal in 2004.
 
"Senator McCain, however, opposed the assault weapon ban in 1994 and voted against its renewal in 2004.  McCain's running mate, Governor Sarah Palin, told ABC's Charles Gibson that she also opposed a ban on assault weapons, saying that they were part of her "culture".
 
"The Obama-Biden ticket understands that the rights of law-abiding gun owners can co-exist with the reasonable restrictions which the U.S. Supreme Court recognized as "presumptively lawful" in its recent Second Amendment decision finding a general gun ban unconstitutional.  As Justice Scalia stated, there is "not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever for whatever purposes." 
 
 Senator McCain once understood this concept but that "straight talk" is now silent.
 
"The Obama-Biden ticket will work with law enforcement, gun violence victims, and ordinary citizens who want to do more to protect themselves, their families, and their communities by making it harder for dangerous people to get dangerous weapons.
 
"Along with Sarah and Jim, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and its dedicated network of Million Mom March Chapters strongly endorses the Obama-Biden ticket and encourages our supporters to vote for them on November 4, 2008."
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RE: Brady Campaign Endorses Obama

Postby hunter480 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:26 am

Yup-regardless of what some "enlightened" one`s here would lead you to believe, Barack Huessin Obama will do everything within his new found power, upon becoming President of the United States of America, to disarm you. At the very least, or more likely, as a first step, he`ll work with the anti-gun forces to, make it more difficult to enjoy your Second Amendment rights, make it more expensive for you to enjoy those same rights, and will bring all and any, pressure to bear, that he has available.
 
Obama is a major threat to your gun rights, and anyone that tells you otherwise, is pissing in your ear and telling you it`s raining.

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RE: Brady Campaign Endorses Obama

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RE: Brady Campaign Endorses Obama

Postby buckhunter21 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:51 pm

ORIGINAL: hunter480

Yup-regardless of what some "enlightened" one`s here would lead you to believe, Barack Huessin Obama will do everything within his new found power, upon becoming President of the United States of America, to disarm you. At the very least, or more likely, as a first step, he`ll work with the anti-gun forces to, make it more difficult to enjoy your Second Amendment rights, make it more expensive for you to enjoy those same rights, and will bring all and any, pressure to bear, that he has available.

Obama is a major threat to your gun rights, and anyone that tells you otherwise, is pissing in your ear and telling you it`s raining.

 
Hey 480, I'm going to block you since I don't like SPAM!  LOL  Aren't you saying the same thing that that one guy was saying about his TV show?  Trying to give some advice on a subject...Wow, anyways, I think you need to look a little closer at Obama and take the blinders off.  You're way off base on what you think...Trust me.

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RE: Brady Campaign Endorses Obama

Postby Highlander Archery » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:47 pm

You need a real education:

Summer 1994- Obama becomes a BOD member of the Joyce Foundation.

Sept 9 1996- States support for waiting periods in questionnaire from Independent Voters of Illinois.
                 States support for a complete handgun ban on same questionnaire.

Dec 13 1999- Proposes ban on gun stores within 5 miles of a school or park
                  Supports 500% increase in excise tax of firearms and ammo
                  Supports ban on inexpensive handguns
                  Opposes resale of firearms issued to Law Enforcement personnel
                  Supports mandatory training requirements to purchase a firearm

May 5 2002-  Votes to NOT notify gun owners when the State of Illinois does records searches on them

March 13 2003- Votes in committee for Assault Weapons Ban that would have also banned many semi auto and single and double barrel shotguns.
                    
March 25 2003- Votes to NOT lower FOID card age decrease so US Servicemen and women can own firearms.

May 16 2003- Votes for 1 gun a month legislation

Feb 10 2004- Votes to NOT protect people from prosecution for handgun possession when they use handguns in self defense.

May 20 2004- Votes again to allow prosecution of people who use handguns in self defense

Sept 15 2004- States opposition to Right to Carry

July 29 2005-  Votes FOR Kennedy Amendment to ban almost all rifle ammunition used by hunters and sportsmen (Including 30-30).
                   Votes AGAINST the Protection in Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
                   Votes AGAINST Confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts
Jan 31 2006-   Votes AGAINST the confirmation of Sam Alito

April 22 2007- States support for ban on standard capacity magazines

Dec 11 2007- Campaign website states his support for gun owner licensing and firearms registration

Feb 15 2007- Supports Mandatory Micro-stamping
                  States he believes the gun bans in DC and Chicago are Constitutional

April 2 2008- States(again) his opposition to Right to Carry


Also add failed to sign Amicus Brief in DC vs Heller that was signed by 305 Members of Congress: 55 Senators and 250 Representatives. This brief not only supported the Individual Right, but also urged Strict Scrutiny regarding the 2nd Amendment.

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RE: Brady Campaign Endorses Obama

Postby Woods Walker » Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:56 am

ORIGINAL: hunter480

Yup-regardless of what some "enlightened" one`s here would lead you to believe, Barack Huessin Obama will do everything within his new found power, upon becoming President of the United States of America, to disarm you. At the very least, or more likely, as a first step, he`ll work with the anti-gun forces to, make it more difficult to enjoy your Second Amendment rights, make it more expensive for you to enjoy those same rights, and will bring all and any, pressure to bear, that he has available.

Obama is a major threat to your gun rights, and anyone that tells you otherwise, is pissing in your ear and telling you it`s raining.

 
480: Don't worry about the others. Sometimes, you just "can't fix stupid".........
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RE: Brady Campaign Endorses Obama

Postby DeanoZ » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:27 am

Sorry I couldn't resist!
 
 

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RE: Brady Campaign Endorses Obama

Postby Highlander Archery » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:27 am

ORIGINAL: DeanoZ

Sorry I couldn't resist!




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RE: Brady Campaign Endorses Obama

Postby Smoothbore » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:33 am

The best way to judge what someone will do in the future is see what they did in the past.

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RE: Brady Campaign Endorses Obama

Postby hilltop » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:37 am

I hope everyone here understands the magnitude of gun controls. The only people that abide by controls and laws are the good law abiding citizens. It matters not to the bad guys. They WILL get their weapons regardless. I do not believe however that senator Obama understands this concept as evidenced by his record. I know there are those who will vote for Obama and it is great to live in this nation that protects that right, however, if there are congressional races in your states keep this in mind when casting those votes also.

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