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Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Brian in Oregon, Jun 11, 2010.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Deplorable Bitter Clinger in Liberal La La Land

    More baggage the Dems could no longer afford. Liberals are tired of losing elections.

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

    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.

    That means that either Barnes misstated the "about half a million" number back in 2004 or, if that membership number was accurate, that about 450,000 former members of the Brady Campaign have left the anti-gun group in the last six years.

    Either way, it's the latest in a string of bad news for the gun control group.

    In my recent article, The tide turns in the battle for gun rights as the Brady Campaign withers away, I wrote about the staggering drop in donors, funding and expenditures for the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence - Voter Education PAC.

    This includes a fund raising drop from $1.7 million raised in the 2000 election cycle to just over $15,000 raised in the 2008 election cycle.

    The Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence - Voter Education PAC is the arm of the Brady Campaign that directly receives and distributes funds to political candidates to influence elections.

    While the PAC is only part of the larger Brady organization, the financial health of the PAC, and the drop in individual donors, does give in an indication of the overall health of the organization.

    Although times are tough for the gun grabbers, the fight for gun rights is not over. Now is the time for gun rights activists to work even harder to increase our gains and show that we will not stand for efforts to further infringe on our 2nd Amendment rights.
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