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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 11/13/2001 9:53:49 AM EDT
Just got an email from a friend who says that in addition to all the other Red Cross screw-ups of late, they are giving a portion of the Sept. 11 fund to Handgun Control. Sounds like pure BS to me given that the Red Cross don't seem to actually want to give up any of the money, that the person making the accusation referred to the defunct HCI instead of the Brady (bunch) Campaign, and that the poster claimed 20% which is a huge amount of money that would attract a lot of attention regardless of what was done with it. But... Anybody hear anything beyond unsubstantiated rumor?
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 10:01:19 AM EDT
There is no "defunct" HCI. They merged with the Million Mom March and formed the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violencel, "In honor of the efforts of Jim and Sarah Brady to make America safer from gun violence." God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 10:01:30 AM EDT
I don't know about the Red Cross funds, but the John Lennon fundraiser concert, which was being touted as a benefit for the 9/11 victims, funneled money into the event's original purpose instead- funding gun control.
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 10:06:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: I don't know about the Red Cross funds, but the John Lennon fundraiser concert, which was being touted as a benefit for the 9/11 victims, funneled money into the event's original purpose instead- funding gun control.
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The show's original theme was preventing gun violence, and proceeds to a few groups. Then 9/11 happened... Just wondering if the Brady Campaign is for-profit, and how the red cross (non-profit) can give to them.
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 10:11:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/13/2001 10:10:17 AM EDT by GodBlessTexas]
The Brady Campaign is registered as a 501(c)(4) organization, making donations to it non-tax deductible because of their lobbying efforts. However, their sister organization, The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, is registered as a 501(c)(3), making donations to it tax deductible. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 12:32:12 PM EDT
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