Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Brady Bunch is beginning to mobilize...

While cleaning out my spam this morning, I ran across a letter from the Brady Bunch; it looks like they're getting all excited about the recent court ruling on the Second Amendment. I'd like to paste a copy of the letter below. Has anyone else been getting spammed by these asshats?

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Dear Robert,

Last week, a Federal Appeals Court overturned Washington D.C.’s long-standing restrictions on handguns — a decision that endangers all of America’s gun laws.

This case is most likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court and we have a tidal wave of work to do before it gets there.

This battle — to its very core — is the most important battle we have ever waged. We need your help today to build a strong Brady Gun Law Defense Fund to save America’s gun laws.

This fight is so critical to the safety and sanity of our nation that an anonymous donor has extended his challenge and will match dollar for dollar all gifts to this Brady Gun Law Defense Fund. Your gift will be fully tax deductible.

The threat to all our gun laws is truly unprecedented. The hypocrisy of the ruling is astounding.

What is at stake for you and your community? An emboldened gun lobby will use the ruling to challenge strong local, state and federal gun laws.

We must prepare for an onslaught of lawsuits in which gun laws will be challenged under this new reading of the Second Amendment — a strategy the gun lobby rarely used because of past legal decisions … until now. And, if the U.S. Supreme Court reverses itself and adopts the “individual right to bear arms” view approved by the Federal Appeals Court, all good gun laws everywhere could be at risk …

... from the long-standing machine gun ban … to the 1968 Gun Control Act … to the Brady Background Check Law.

… to your local and state laws … like the ones in California and New Jersey banning Assault Weapons … and many more.

These and many other life-saving laws promoting public safety are at risk. And we need to be ready for an immediate onslaught of challenges and fight them tooth and nail. We need your help today with a tax-deductible gift!

Why is this ruling so radical? Because the decision defies almost 70 years of legal precedent. All courts before this — save one — have ruled that the Second Amendment is not an individual right to bear arms, and this is the first Federal Appeals Court ever to declare a gun law unconstitutional based on the Second Amendment.

In her dissent, Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson wrote that Second Amendment rights relate to “Those militia whose continued vitality is required to safeguard the individual state.” Unlike Judge Henderson, the two judge majority ruled against decades of legal precedent…

… And completely disregarded the democratically-expressed will of the people of the District of Columbia, depriving D.C. citizens of a strict handgun law enacted thirty years ago.

Talk about judicial activism! We can’t help but note the unbelievable hypocrisy here too. Conservatives cry and gnash their teeth about activism from the bench. This decision is judicial activism at its worst.

Judge Silberman, who wrote the majority opinion, is well-known for his close ties to the right-wing. Now — with quintessential judicial activism from the bench — the gun lobby threatens to achieve through the courts what it has been unable to do in Congress.

This is going to be a long, hard fight, but with your help we will save our nation’s gun laws. We will keep you up-to-date as we confront this extraordinary threat to our efforts to reduce gun violence. But right now, we need your support to build our Brady Gun Law Defense Fund. Remember that right now your gift to this fund will be doubled! Please act now.

Sincerely,
Your Friends at StoptheNRA.com

P.S. Your gift will be worth double when you give to our Brady Gun Law Defense Fund. Please give a tax-deductible gift today.

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I'll send them a "tax-deductible gift" when hell freezes over...

7 comments:

Hammer said...

I got it too after voting against gun control on one of their websites.

They just don't get it.

Kenny said...

Here is what we should do. Request as much hard copy information as we can get through the mail. Make them waste their money on postage and printing. You can always use it to start fires in the fireplace.

Nate said...

Yup, I got it too because of the survey completion a few weeks ago. Easy enough to delete.

Might want to read it though to know what they are planning against us.

BobG said...

I check on their stuff all the time; it's usually fairly easy to figure out plans. All they do is lie and whine hysterically, and then ask for money.

Kenny said...

Are you saying that they are teenagers?

BobG said...

"Are you saying that they are teenagers?"

Only intellectually and emotionally.

(SR71)Atomica said...

Maybe we need to see about finding someone brave enough to break the Brady Campaign To Steal Guns And Freedom as well as StopTheNRA under the Racketeering and Influenced Corrupt Organisations Act. Together we could bust those treasonous anti-gun owners' rights gangs and send them to prison...or exile them to Cuba or China...