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Friday, April 3, 2009

For those of you who don't closely follow local politics in Manhattan, Richard Aborn, former president of then-Handgun Control, Inc. (now Brady Center) is running for Manhattan DA, and he has secured some endorsements for his race based in large part on his support for gun control. 

Former New York City Police Department and current Los Angeles police commissioner Bill Bratton blessed Aborn's race, noting their working relationship on, among other items, the Brady bill. Bratton also cited Aborn's work with Mayor Bloomberg on "meaningful gun control and regulation." 

Aborn was also endorsed by NY Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell, brother of the well-known, shrill, anti-gun crusader, Rosie O'Donnell.   Danny O'Donnell cited the following in issuing his endorsement: 

"When it comes to which person will crack down on crime while protecting civil liberties and defending progressive values, there is no one more qualified for Manhattan D.A. than Richard Aborn.  Whether it's taking on the NRA on guns, investigating police misconduct, or ensuring equal access to justice, Richard has shown he never backs down from a fight. He will bring his deep commitment to justice to the office of District Attorney." 

Someone needs to educate Assemblyman O'Donnell that "protecting civil liberties" while whittling away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans are mutually exclusive. 

And finally, from Aborn's own campaign site, he lists these bona fides: 


  • President, Handgun Control, Inc. (now the Brady Campaign), 1992-1996
  • Principal strategist behind passage of the Brady Bill, the national assault weapons ban, and the ban on large volume clips
  • Board member, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence,
    and Harlem Mothers SAVE

Enough said.



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