This week, the NRA filed outrageous papers in federal court … impugning our Brady members and organization in our fight against the Bush Administration’s last minute rule allowing guns in our National Parks.
In the court papers filed this week, the NRA says they:
deny that the Brady Campaign is a grassroots membership organization or that it is involved in fighting to prevent gun violence;
deny that the Brady Campaign is dedicated to safety;
deny that the members of the Brady Campaign, if any, will face an increased risk because of the new regulation.
We’ve worked long and hard to stop the NRA’s “any gun, anywhere for anyone” campaigns and I, for one, won’t stop now.
As far as I can remember, this is the first-ever direct strike against the Brady Campaign and its members in court! The gun lobby is reeling after their election defeats and losing ground on all fronts, so they have it in for us for sure.
But we have common sense — and public support — on our side!
I won’t stand for their lies — especially lies that call into question the deep dedication of members like you and our long-time efforts to keep our communities safe from gun violence.
I say, allowing loaded concealed handguns in our parks and wildlife refuges puts public safety at risk!
NRA ATTACKS BRADY MEMBERS IN NEW COURT PAPERS
[I find this interesting for a number of reasons.
- I was only able to find this in one location on the net. I tried several different search engines and only one page has this information. Apparently it’s an email sent to Brady donors. I thought I was on the Brady email list but perhaps those lists get purged of people that don’t donate money occasionally.
- I think it’s great the NRA is attacking the Brady Campaign on their “grass roots” credentials. To the best of my knowledge they don’t have a membership list, only a donor list.
- They think concealed handguns put the public at risk and it appears they may be forced to show the data that proves that. Just One Question may have to be answered in court!