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Brady Campaign`s Complaint Dismissed

Friday, May 28, 2004

Early this week, the Senate Ethics Committee officially dismissed a complaint lodged by the gun-ban group, the Brady Campaign, against U.S. Senator Larry Craig (R-Id.). The Brady Campaign`s feeble complaint centered around the fact that Senator Craig sponsored the Protection of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act (S. 659/S. 1805) while serving as a member of NRA`s Board of Directors.

To most observers, the complaint was seen as nothing more than desperate, politically motivated sabre rattling. Thankfully, in considering the issue, the Ethics Committee put politics aside and came down on the side of common sense.

Confirming that the Brady Campaign`s petty contention was unwarranted, the Ethics Committee informed them that, "After careful consideration of your letter, of the provisions of Senate Rule 37 and other relevant standards, and of all the information before the Committee in this matter, it appears that your complaint lacks substantial merit. Therefore, the Committee intends no further action with respect to this matter, which is hereby dismissed."

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