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Lying for Dollars--Brady Campaign Lies to Raise Funds

Thursday, April 8, 2004

As Mark Twain once quipped, "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." Apparently, this is the hope of the Brady Campaign as they launch another fundraiser built on deception. Faced with the prospect of the Clinton gun ban expiring in September, the Brady bunch is once again engaging in a desperate and deceptive fundraising campaign. In their latest attempt to push their political agenda through blatant hype and deliberate misinformation, the Brady Campaign, in referring to "Uzis" and "AK-47s," states that, "unless the assault weapons ban is renewed this summer, these illegal weapons will be legal again." The truth is that AK-47s, and Uzis were prohibited by exectutive order in 1989, using the federal firearm importation law [18 USC(d)(3)], five years prior to the enactment the Clinton ban! The expiration of the Clinton gun ban will not in any way affect this previous executive decree. The Brady Campaign is lying.

In fact, the Clinton gun ban, and the "assault weapons" issue as a whole, have been propagated on a campaign of lies. Study after study—both before and after the ban—has found that the ban had no effect on the criminal misuse of firearms. But the enemies of freedom are not only arguing that the ban should be rereenacted, but also enormously expanded in scope.

Make no mistake. Over the next few months, we`re in for a battle. And we need to be prepared. If you want to know the TRUTH about the Clinton gun ban, please visit NRA-ILA`s informative website—www.ClintonGunBan.com—and learn the facts about this debate, which has too long been driven and dominated by falsehoods and emotion. Please add this website to your bookmarks and forward it to others who need to know both the history and the truth about this issue. Then, please contact your U.S. Representative and Senators and urge them to oppose current legislation seeking to greatly expand the 1994 Clinton gun ban—H.R. 2038, S. 1431, and S. 1034. Together, we can expose and refute the Brady Center`s lies, and rightly relegate this cosmetic ban to the legislative graveyard where it belongs!

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