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    Brady Campaign talks about Alabama shooting

    News Release
    Assault Weapons, Weak Gun Laws
    Enable Dangerous People
    Like The Alabama Man Who Killed 10

    For Immediate Release:
    03-11-2009

    Contact Communications:
    (202) 898-0792


    Washington, D.C. – Alabama killer Michael McLendon fired more than 200 rounds from his military-style semiautomatic assault weapons. He lived in a state that has pathetically weak guns laws: In the Brady Campaign’s recent state scorecards, Alabama earned a score of 15 out of 100. Assault weapons were banned under federal law until four years ago.

    McLendon shot complete strangers, women, children, dogs and his own mother before taking his own life. He had an SKS assault rifle, a Bushmaster assault rifle and a 38 caliber handgun.
    Alabama has the fifth-highest gun death rate in America, including the third-highest rate of gun homicide.

    “This man needed the firepower of assault weapons to execute his plan of mass carnage. Alabama, and our nation, must take action to make it harder for dangerous people to get dangerous weapons,” said PaulHelmke, President of the Brady Campaign.
    I just went over to their website to see what they were saying
    about this.

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    SKS an "assault rifle," HA! It doesn't even fit into their own definitions of "assault weapon". No pistol grip, no removable mags(for most sks's), no flash suppressor, no bayonet lugs(its built in hehehe), and the built in mag is not even "high capacity".
    I guess because someone can be killed with it, it must be an assault weapon. I'd better start filling out the registration paperwork on my assault garage door and my assault butter knives.
    When in doubt empty the magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiloSC View Post
    SKS an "assault rifle," HA! It doesn't even fit into their own definitions of "assault weapon". No pistol grip, no removable mags(for most sks's), no flash suppressor, no bayonet lugs(its built in hehehe), and the built in mag is not even "high capacity".
    I guess because someone can be killed with it, it must be an assault weapon. I'd better start filling out the registration paperwork on my assault garage door and my assault butter knives.
    Haven't you heard? "Assault rifle" is being re-defined again to mean "any semi-automatic weapon". They redefined it once, why not do it again?
    "A well-educated electorate, being necessary to the continuance of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed."
    Is this hard to understand? Then why does it get unintelligible to some people when 5 little words are changed?

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    Very true Bob, I mean who am I to think that definitions actually mean something.
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    Did they mention the guy was a former cop that was let go after he failed a physical,you cannot defend against somebody bent on revenge,If he would have run over those people with his vehicle would they be calling for a ban on suv's and trucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    If he would have run over those people with his vehicle would they be calling for a ban on suv's and trucks
    True, but I doubt the Brady's would give up thier 'assult' trucks and SUV's.......they'd just have them 'outlawed' for us 'crazy', regular folks. It'd be for the children of course.



    Silly Brady Bunch.
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    Scary isn't it?
    One whacko comes out of the woodwork and the rest of them follow?
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    Alabama, and our nation, must take action to make it harder for dangerous people to get dangerous weapons,” said PaulHelmke, President of the Brady Campaign.
    He is right about one thing. Problem is, anyone outside the Brady Bunch or anyone who owns more than a rubber band and paper clip is construed as "dangerous".
    "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"

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    What is this guys claim to fame and why is he so against guns?
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    Earth to Paul Helmke......

    “This man needed the firepower of assault weapons to execute his plan of mass carnage. Alabama, and our nation, must take action to make it harder for dangerous people to get dangerous weapons,” said PaulHelmke, President of the Brady Campaign.

    And a new assault weapons ban is supposed to have prevented this how? The man already had the guns he used.... Unless of course Paul Helmke's definition for the "ban" actually is "confiscation".

    These anti's just don't get it.

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    That didn't take long. These vultures have been circling for 8 years looking for a place to land. Looks like they found one. It doesn't help either that the deputy whose wife was slain walked right into thier arms by saying that "Somethin's gotta be done".

    BTW, has anyone else noticed an increase in media coverage for events involving firearms? Coincidence...I think not
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    And while we they are at it they might as well require everyone to register all scissors… since he killed one and injured an officer with a one.

    Palatka boy stabbed to death, police officer slashed in face | Jacksonville.com


    And to think they just released this guy from jail, stating “he is ready to return to society, so long as he takes his meds”.


    While I regret, the deaths caused by this violent sorry excuse for a human, we need to address the issues that would make someone go berserk. Not his particular weapon of choice.

    Let’s face it the first murder was committed with a rock. Shall we ban them too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob The Great View Post
    Haven't you heard? "Assault rifle" is being re-defined again to mean "any semi-automatic weapon". They redefined it once, why not do it again?
    One time after the VT massacre, some stupid slag called the glock used an "Assault pistol" and this was a reporter from FOX news station too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tns0038 View Post
    And while we they are at it they might as well require everyone to register all scissors… since he killed one and injured an officer with a one.

    Palatka boy stabbed to death, police officer slashed in face | Jacksonville.com


    And to think they just released this guy from jail, stating “he is ready to return to society, so long as he takes his meds”.


    While I regret, the deaths caused by this violent sorry excuse for a human, we need to address the issues that would make someone go berserk. Not his particular weapon of choice.

    Let’s face it the first murder was committed with a rock. Shall we ban them too?

    The german high school massacre killer STOLE his father's REGISTERED gun... but this news was reported late and NPR (National propaganda radio) made no mention, in fact they had one of the antigun nuts (probably not qualified to collect the trash they put out) was calling for a national registration system and a complete permanent ban on all "assault rifles" and handguns... hell, they got this dumb woman that represents in UN (United Nothings) and she was pushing for a complete ban on ANY gun that can fire a projectil over 100 yards (how about ALL OF THEM!).

    These people scare me, they look like they would be at home in Stalin's Russia, Castros Cuba, Hitler's Germany or Pol Pot's Cambodia... they scare me man.
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    The Brady Campaign people are very astute at what they intend to do. They intend to gradually remove all guns from the hands of citizens because they believe we do not need them and cannot be trusted with them. An emotional event started the group and every time a gun related event occurs they will put forth their agenda again. Every event gives them more ammunition for their cause. This group, like MADD, uses tragedy to show they are right. Unlike MADD they are not focusing on the behavior, but the tool. If there were no guns this could not happen. "If" that were possible they would be right. The fact that it is not possible does not deter them. They feel that if even one person is saved by guns being unavailable to people that would be a good thing. They do not widen their blinders enough to see that for all the people saved by guns being unavailable, there would be others that would be killed for the same reason. They will not be reasonable, they don't have to be. In their minds they are absolutely right. They, like we, mostly reach only their own audience, except they are very focused upon lobbying. We have our NRA and other groups, but as gun owners only a small percentage belong. As gun owners even a smaller percentage actively correspond with their representatives. Write, call and e-mail your representatives. Make sure that the people trying to play upon the sympathies of this tragedy don't get their wish.
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