50,000 not "about half a million members"

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    Smile 50,000 not "about half a million members"

    From a VA-ALERT.

    VA-ALERT is a project of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.

    [First person singular pronouns (I, my, mine, etc) and PVC reference Philip Van Cleave, President VCDL]

    More bad news for the anti-gun crowd as the Brady Campaign sells
    its member list for cash
    **************************************************

    Speaking of the Brady Campaign going down the tubes, here is an
    interesting factoid: in the northern hemisphere all toilets flush in
    a clockwise direction.

    XXXXX emailed me this:

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    From examiner.com: More bad news for the anti-gun crowd as the Brady Campaign sells its member list to raise cash


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    As the American public increasingly turns away from the gun control
    agenda, the leading gun control group has been forced to sell its
    membership list to raise money.

    While NRA membership nears 4 million members, the flagship gun control
    group, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, has been revealed
    to have just over 50,000 members.

    The once-secret Brady Campaign membership numbers were discovered
    when gun rights activist and blogger Joe Huffman found that the Brady
    Campaign was selling its membership list for direct mail marketing.

    As Huffman points out, 50,000 members is far below the "about half a
    million members" that Michael D. Barnes, then Brady president, claimed
    in a 2004 interview.
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    Interesting indeed.
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    Sounds like propaganda to take us off high alert with the anti's... don't forget to add 83% of dems to that estimate.
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    The direction that water spins while going down the toilet drain has absolutely nothing to do with what hemisphere the toilet is in, and absolutely everything to do with the design of the toilet. The jets and shape of the drain determine the spin direction, period. The rest is pure mythology.

    Yes, I realize that has absolutely nothing to do with the thread, I just found it interesting that the original author used a completely false "factoid" to augment their description of another (presumably) false "fact."
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    After thinking about this, I have to remember that old saying I think it was by Mark Twain;

    "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog".



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    Well, a half million sounds a lot better than 50,000. All of their other information was way off base, did you expect anything different with their counting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Well, a half million sounds a lot better than 50,000. All of their other information was way off base, did you expect anything different with their counting?
    x2 Par for the course with oh so much of what they've pushed. Unfortunately they do tend to frequently be the voice in front of the microphone, until then much of the rest is irrelevant.

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    This isn't surprising at all. Most groups who have a political agenda usually inflate their membership numbers.
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    Lying liars who lie. What else did you expect from the brady bunch?
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