Thursday, August 30, 2007

Interesting letter

This is the news from the Brady Bunch:


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Dear Robert,

Activists and community leaders gather in cities and towns across the country for a national day of protest against illegal gun and corrupt gun dealers.

Thank you! Your support and activism helped make our nationwide events on August 28 a huge success!

On Tuesday — the 44th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech during his March on Washington — in more than 25 cities and towns across America, thousands of activists gathered in their local communities to raise their voices about the dream of stopping gun violence in America.

The Brady Campaign with its network of Million Mom March Chapters organized local events — along with Protest Easy Guns activists, state group leaders, and other allied organizations — in support of the efforts of Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition to draw attention to our nation's epidemic of gun violence.

From San Diego and Richmond, California to Portland, Maine and Newark, New Jersey — and from Dallas to Denver to Duluth, Minnesota — activists and community leaders organized marches, rallies, candlelight vigils, "lie-in" protests, memorial bell-ringing ceremonies, and press conferences.

This week, volunteers around the nation came out to make it clear that there are steps we can take to fight gun violence in our communities. We applaud the efforts of Rev. Jackson, our Chapters, and all the volunteer activists across the country who worked hard to make their voices heard on this day.

If you were unable to join us at one of the events, you can still be a part of the day by giving a gift in honor of these events and helping us all make our dream of a safe America a reality. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Sarah's Signature [image]
Sarah Brady, Chair

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What is interesting is that this bears no resemblance to to what I have read in the news or heard from witnesses.

...thousands of activists gathered in their local communities to raise their voices about the dream of stopping gun violence in America.
I wonder where that was?

8 comments:

Hammer said...

There were about 15 people in that photo. They probably bunched em all up to make it look like more.

BobG said...

I noticed that in the pictures you never really saw any crowds; just a few people close together, and the camera angles were such that you couldn't see their surroundings very well.

MauserMedic said...

Reminds of the protests in college. Ten protestors and fifteen journalists.

Kenny said...

I saw more folks in the gun store when I bought my ammo

KurtP said...

I guess they missed San ANtonio, didn't hear a thing about it on the most Liberal talk radio I have programmed into my truck.

Simon Clark - Formerly The Cynical Libertarian said...

They got called on it:

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-30-2007/0004654458&EDATE=

B&N said...

Do those jokers at the Brady Bunch just sit around and get high on their own rhetoric?

Linoge said...

The "demonstration" in San Diego was nothing more than a group of antis getting together at a church or something and listening to some other anti posture for a few hours.

I would have crashed, but it sounded a bore to attend, and those who chose to do so were probably in their own little hell.