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Posted: 6/28/2001 11:56:26 AM EDT
[url]dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010628/ts/life_guns_merger_dc_1.html[/url] A somewhat bootlicking story from Reuters, but the news is good. For those who haven't been keeping up with the news, [b]Handgun Control, Inc.[/b] recently renamed itself to be [b]The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence[/b]. The [b]Million Mom March[/b] had itself previously merged with the [b]Bell Campaign[/b]. It gets hard to keep up with all the name changes. [center][u]Two Leading Gun Control Groups Merge in U.S.[/u][/center] WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of America's leading gun control groups said on Thursday it would merge with the Million Mom March, a grass-roots movement of mothers who organized a massive rally last year against gun violence. The Brady Campaign and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and the Million Mom March said the two organizations would officially merge on Oct. 1, making the mothers' group a part of the Brady group. Under the agreement, the Million Mom March will be known as the ``Million Mom March, United with the Brady Campaign and the Brady Center.'' ``This alliance sends a clear message that the gun control movement is uniting and targeted,'' said Sarah Brady, head of the Brady Campaign, which changed its name from Handgun Control Inc. earlier this month to honor Sarah and her husband Jim. Jim Brady was critically wounded by a .22 caliber bullet that hit him in the forehead during an assassination attempt on former President Ronald Reagan (news - web sites) on March 30, 1981, when Brady was his press secretary. Sarah Brady said by forming the alliance with the Million Mom March, both groups were sending a strong message to Congress that people across America wanted stricter gun laws. ``It's not until these members (in Congress) hear from their own constituents that they really act. And now, they are not going to be able to say no to this formidable group,'' she said, referring to the mothers. Donna Dees-Thomases founded the Million Mom March and helped to organize a massive rally in Washington on Mother's Day last year to protest gun violence in America, which claims nearly 30,000 lives every year. ``If we moms can push 9 pound (4 kg) babies through our bodies, some of them with heads as big as bowling balls, surely we can push legislation through the halls of Congress,'' said Dees-Thomases at a news conference with the Brady group. Since last year's rally, which attracted about 750,000 people on the Mall, the Million Mom March has extended to 230 chapters across the country. However, it lacked a central organizational base and its head office closed earlier this year. The merger will provide the mothers' group with help on the national level and give it more lobbying clout on Capitol Hill. Million Mom March chapters will continue to exist and the Brady Campaign board will now have three members from the mothers' group.
Link Posted: 6/28/2001 12:05:33 PM EDT
They were interviewed by the Commie News Network and claimed that the "newer, bigger" organization could take on the NRA, the "only pro-gun group". Guess no one every told them about GOA, SAS, JPFO, TRT...
Link Posted: 6/28/2001 12:13:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bubbles: They were interviewed by the Commie News Network and claimed that the "newer, bigger" organization could take on the NRA, the "only pro-gun group". Guess no one every told them about GOA, SAS, JPFO, TRT...
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TRT? INFO PLEASE!
Link Posted: 6/28/2001 12:22:51 PM EDT
Since last year's rally, which attracted about 750,000 people on the Mall, the Million Mom March has extended to 230 chapters across the country.
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The names may have changed, but the lies remain the same.
Link Posted: 6/28/2001 1:38:58 PM EDT
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