GUN Brady Press Release : Supporters Of Common-Sense Gun Laws Win

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    News Release
    A National Momentum Shift: Supporters Of Common-Sense Gun Laws Win Races From Coast To Coast



    Over 95 Percent Of Brady-Backed Candidates Victorious

    For Immediate Release:
    11-08-2006

    Contact Communications:
    (202) 898-0792

    Washington, DC - In election races across the country yesterday, candidates who support strengthening America’s gun laws to fight gun violence defeated candidates backed by the gun lobby in U.S. Senate, U.S. House, gubernatorial and other statewide races and a number of high-profile state legislative races. The results should have a profound impact on the ability to fight illegal gun trafficking and gun violence in the coming years.

    The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence won five out of five races for Governor and four out of four races for the U.S. Senate in which the group endorsed and went head to head with National Rifle Association endorsed candidates. In all, the Brady Campaign appears to have won 95 percent of the races where it endorsed candidates. In the U.S. House, it appears some 109 candidates either endorsed or A rated by the National Rifle Association went down to defeat, along with 18 candidates for U.S. Senate.

    The shift in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, coupled with a U.S. Senate that will either see a control shift or be exceptionally close, will make it hard for the gun lobby to weaken gun laws and creates opportunities for passage of common sense gun proposals, according to Brady officials.

    “In this election, the gun issue was in play, gun violence prevention groups won while the gun pushers lost, and there is now a shift in momentum on the issue of common sense gun restrictions,” said Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

    At least four of six U.S. Senate candidates that the NRA spent more than $1 million in total trying to re-elect went down to defeat, and the other two are losing. On the other hand, supporters of common sense gun laws in the Senate, like Dianne Feinstein, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Edward Kennedy, Deborah Stabenow and Richard Lugar were reelected handily.

    In multiple key battles for Congressional seats supporters of tougher gun laws won, including Pennsylvania’s Joe Sestak, Ohio’s Betty Sutton and Colorado’s Ed Perlmutter. “I'm so grateful to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence for supporting me early on,” Perlmutter said. “Not only did they help me win my primary, they've helped bring the issue of gun violence front and center in Colorado's 7th district.”

    The gun lobby lost key Gubernatorial fights where the candidates waged brutal policy battles publicly over guns in Illinois, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. It lost Governors’ mansions in other states as well, including Massachusetts, Maryland, New York and Colorado, where victors Deval Patrick, Martin O’Malley, Elliott Spitzer and Bill Ritter proudly accepted the Brady Campaign endorsement.

    The NRA lost races in which it endorsed candidates many months ago, as well as at least one major race where it made its endorsement literally at the last minute. Governor Bob Ehrlich of Maryland received the NRA’s endorsement some time between midnight Monday, November 6 and 11 AM Tuesday, November 7 - and then lost to Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley anyway. O’Malley strongly supports passing a state assault weapons ban.

    In New York State, a longtime leader in the fight to pass tougher gun laws returned to public office, as former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Andrew Cuomo crushed his opponent to be elected Attorney General. Appearing with Cuomo in New York last week to deliver the Brady Campaign’s endorsement, Helmke said “rarely in the history of the gun violence prevention movement has there been a candidate for public office who has so thoroughly earned the movement’s support.” In California, former Governor and former Mayor of Oakland Jerry Brown, who aggressively challenged his NRA-backed opponent on the gun issue, was easily elected Attorney General. Martha Coakley, endorsed personally by Helmke in Boston last week, was elected Attorney General in Massachusetts.

    In state legislative races, the trend continued. In Maryland, Jim Rosapepe unseated State Senator John Giannetti, who single-handedly blocked the state legislature from passing an assault weapons ban. “I couldn't have won this race without the help of Sarah and Jim Brady and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence,” Rosapepe said. Brady backed candidates lead in a number of other races that have not yet been called.

    In some contests, the message from the voters on whether they favor tougher gun laws was quite unambiguous and specific. In Cook County, Illinois, voters were asked whether they believe the State Legislatures should pass a ban on military-style assault weapons. The referendum passed with approximately 78 percent of the vote.
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    As the nation's largest, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Campaign, working with its dedicated network of Million Mom March Chapters, is devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities.
     
  2. Gimik

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    these people are all insane. It actually hurts my head.
     
  3. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I'm hoping that the democrats go crazy with the control they've gained. I hope they try to put in place all the legislation they can. I think they know better and will try to play it conservatively the next two years so they have a better chance at the white house. If they don't, hopefully people will realize just what they've gotten themselves into.

    Another election, another disappointment. Whereas the last election was voting for the lesser of two evils, it seemed this one was just "vote against republicans." Talk about cutting off your nose in spite of your face.
     
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    I can only hope that they don't get crafty and find some way to get a bill passed into law without the prez signing it. anyhoo I think it's time to start stock piling parts kits for these terrifying and expensive weapons that need to be kept out of the hands of civilians because they are used a miniscule amount of crimes.

    quoting colbert, "move over in you bed so the gay couple next to you can sleep in it" If it wasn't for the fact that half of the stuff he said was semi-plausible I would have found it hilarious.
     
  5. vettefan52

    vettefan52 Guest

    im currently looking at an sks locally, better get it before they ban the dangerous weapon that can shoot a target at over 5 miles away!
     
  6. NEp8ntballer

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    I'm a poor college student so right now I'm thinking about putting FAL part kits into complete guns and then selling them. Maybe doing the same thing with ARs and g3s/HK91s.

    can anybody rank the difficulty level for a person with no experience with these particular weapons?
     
  7. twistid

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    if it's a yugo, look for another.
     
  8. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    You can get in a lot of trouble with the ATF for manufacturing without a license.
     
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    Would it be legal then to find someone that would be interested in one, and then paid him to "supervise" the build. Or for "tool rental"
     
  10. vettefan52

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    whats wrong with yugo's? and how do you tell? never really used an sks before.
     
  11. TL1000RSquid

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    Nothing wrong with them per say I consider them lesser quality then chicom or russian though, no chrome lined barrel, fit and finish isn't as good as chinese or ruskie. I wouldn't pay more then $120ish for a yugo and it would have to be in pretty good condition.
     
  12. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Not sure, paging Striker.
     
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    lets also not forget that kalifornia anti-gun liberal phenomenon nancy pulosi scored the house leader seat.....it seems to me all the anti-gunners are in position now.....ive been in a bad mood all day and the thought of losing my beloved hobby in the near future truly upsets me....ive sunk too much money and time into this recreation to have some rat in a suit tell me i cant have them anymore cuz they think "its best for america"
    Look to england and australia folks......gun bans dont work:squint:
     
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    ElChupacabra we should have fucking shotguns

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    No. If you are building for resale, any number is no. Even if you are buying completed receivers that you have to fill out a 4473 to buy and then building it up. FAL's and HK91's take special tools to build. AR's are no problem, but do not do this for resale. It isn't worth the effort for the money you could make (read: very little), since you can buy complete AR's for not much more than the cost of the parts to build one. Also, they can nail you on tax evasion if you don't pay the FET on each gun you sell. If you were paying the FET without the license, they'd catch you that way.
     
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    Just thinking about another ban is literally making me sick. I've been sitting here all day trying to figure out what the fuck I'm gonna do if they manage to push one through.
     
  16. vettefan52

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    thanks for the heads up then. ill find out where its made from... its craigslist though, these douches dont put much info down.
     
  17. NEp8ntballer

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    damn the luck, then could I put a few together for personal use?
     
  18. TL1000RSquid

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    You can build as many as you want for yourself, not sure if its accurate but I recall reading somewhere that you can sell no more then 2 of your home built rifles a year anymore then that and you need a manufacturers license.
     
  19. vettefan52

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    what are your opinions on a dpms ar... seems like a decent price at 600 with a scope, but i dont know much on ar's. its between this and a glock 22, but he wants 450 with 'new sights' and i dont give a fuck about the sights. it comes with 3 mags, what should i offer on both?

    this is the email i got from the guy.
    "it is a DPMS A-15 (essentially the same as the Panther Classic). Has no more than about 200 rounds through it and is in excellent condition. It is in nearly every respect an A2 model though it doesn't have a bayonet lug and it has a muzzle brake instead of a flashhider. It comes with a sling and a 4x scope attached to the carry handle."
     
  20. Gaunt

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  21. NEp8ntballer

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    a mfg license sounds like more trouble than it's worth. but that would depend on the extent of what I was allowed to manufacture.
     
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    Bush has only used his veto power on the stem cell research bill. Why do think he would not sign a new awb bill?
     
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    ElChupacabra we should have fucking shotguns

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    He said in his first run that he would sign a new one.
     
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    it can happen
     

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