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Posted: 12/20/2001 6:30:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2001 8:15:13 AM EDT by MouseBoy]
From foxnews.com 12-20-01 WASHINGTON — Anti-gun groups are seizing the war on terror as a rationale for tightening gun control laws in America, citing the effort in their demands for more stringent background checks on gun sales at shows and over the Internet. In a report released Wednesday, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence said potential terrorists are taking advantage of provisions in existing laws to purchase guns. The center claims terrorists from around the world come to the United States to amass firearms. "For terrorists around the world, the United States is the great gun bazaar," the report said. But gun rights activists called the connection between gun laws and the 9/11 attacks hogwash. Andrew Arulanandam, a spokesman for the National Rifle Association, said the Brady Center was trying to exploit the attacks in order to further its political agenda of getting more gun control laws passed at a time when firearm sales are up. "The events of Sept. 11 had nothing to do with guns," he said. "Plausibly, had the cockpit crew of the four fateful jetliners been able to arm themselves, we might have saved 4,000 innocent lives," he said. A number of congressional representatives have joined the Brady Center in its crusade, promising to introduce legislation that would, among other things, require background checks for all gun purchases, even those between private individuals. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., promised to introduce such legislation early next year. Similar measures have already been introduced by Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., and by Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del. Previous efforts to get such a measure passed by Congress have failed. To make its case that gun shows are a “breeding ground for gun sales to terrorists,” the Brady Center report cited the example of a Lebanese man convicted of conspiring to ship weapons acquired at Michigan gun shows to the Hezbollah terror organization. The man was prohibited from buying guns because of a conviction for grand theft, but his brother – whose record was clean -- was not. Michigan state law does not require background checks for sales between private or unlicensed gun sellers and buyers. The scheme was revealed by a police informant. The Brady Center also said members of the Irish Republican Army in 1999 bought dozens of handguns, rifles and rounds of high-powered ammunition from a licensed dealer, collectors and private citizens. The NRA’s Arulanandam said it was absurd to blame U.S. gun shows for state-sponsored terrorism that is bankrolled by foreign governments. Existing laws are more than adequate to bring the perpetrators to justice, he said. The Brady Center wants to outlaw mail purchases of parts necessary to make assault weapons; strengthening federal enforcement authority over gun dealers; making permanent the federal ban on assault weapons; placing limits on large-volume gun purchases; giving the FBI access to background check records of gun purchasers in the government's database; and retaining the records for at least six months. Attorney General John Ashcroft told a Senate panel earlier this month that the Justice Department would not make available the lists of gun purchasers, whose names are kept on background check files for 90 days. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 6:34:25 AM EDT
This link should be added on your FAVORITES tab. Lets get into action folks, get your emails out!!! www.gunowners.org/cci.htm
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 6:49:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2001 7:54:39 AM EDT by warlord]
Now you can see what priority the Democrat/antis have in banning guns! It is a very HIGH priority.
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 6:53:30 AM EDT
[url]www.gunowners.org/cci.htm[/url] Link edit This is the one that worries me...
The Brady Center wants to outlaw mail purchases of parts necessary to make assault weapons
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Link Posted: 12/20/2001 7:01:13 AM EDT
Once again, Sarah Brady dances in the blood of the fallen to promote a disarmed populace, prey to anyone with a length of rebar and the will to swing it. She has no shame.
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 7:58:38 AM EDT
I highly doubt that this will ever pass, and even if it does, I doubt that bush will sign it. Either way everyone need to do their part to stop this from happening, start calling those elected officals!
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 8:20:11 AM EDT
where would the afgan alliance be with gun bans? they would not have defeated the taliban and taken back their country. how many have died as a result of gun bans. nown the u.n. wants to - ban their guns! in a few years, will we be in the same situation - no means to fight for our freedom, no means of self defense, and when koffi threatens the U.S. with u.n. action if we harm a protected terrorist country like iraq, then what. what happens when the blue helmets decide to take action against the U.S.? Gun control is not possible without the consent of the voters!! sarah, you evil bitch, when you die i hope you spend eternity next to a gun range, listening to the voices of those you turned into victims.
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 8:21:40 AM EDT
COMMON GUYS, SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! Lets get 25 emails out! Confirm you have emailed by posting to this thread!
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 9:53:09 AM EDT
WAKEUP FOLKS - Brady Bunch Want AW Ban Permanent Some of us never went to sleep.
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 3:25:26 PM EDT
The terrorists come [b]here[/b] to get guns?
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 3:31:14 PM EDT
As if this is a surprise to anyone. The saddest thing to me is that these jackasses really believe they're helping.
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 3:34:41 PM EDT
Dude, they have always wanted all guns banned. In the current enviroment they can say all they want, no one will beleve them. This is crude, crude attempt to hijack peoples feelings after 9/11. They have more potential to do damage to themselves than to us.
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 3:53:44 PM EDT
WAKEUP FOLKS - Brady Bunch Want AW Ban Permanent
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Ah, yes. It is damn near 2002...which means the AW shit is going to start flying once again. If anyone thought this issue wasn't going to get picked up soon, they were fooling themselves. EMAIL!
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 3:57:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 3:58:26 PM EDT
I see cheap preban stuff in my crystal ball in early 2004 as the "anticipation" that the AW ban will not be renewed will cause large collections to be marketed. Back to the topic - GOT YOUR EMAILS OUT YET?
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 4:23:32 PM EDT
Been looking, put have yet to see, that I am now the proud owner of 2 pre-ban box cutters. Jamie
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