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Texas lawyers give $1 million to GUN CONTROL

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Joe Potosky, Jan 9, 2013.

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Texas lawyers give $1 million to gun control super PAC

    WASHINGTON — Steve and Amber Mostyn, wealthy Texas lawyers who donated millions to help elect Democrats last year, are giving $1 million to a new gun control super PAC created by former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly.

    The group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, was launched Tuesday and raised $400,000 in a single day online, said Mostyn, who serves as its treasurer.

    The super PAC will support House and Senate candidates who favor what Mostyn called a "common-sense, balanced approach" on guns and will work to counterbalance the political clout of the 4.3 million-member National Rifle Association.

    "We're not going to let a small group of radical folks who control the NRA to dictate the conversation," he told USA TODAY.

    Mostyn and his wife emerged as big players in the 2012 presidential and congressional races. He gave $3 million to Priorities USA Action, a super PAC aiding President Obama's re-election. Amber Mostyn donated more than $1 million to a super PAC working to elect Democrats to the U.S. House of Representatives. Both work as trial lawyers in Houston.

    NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam did not immediately respond to an interview request.

    Mostyn said he has approached 10 to 12 other Democrats who have contributed to super PACs and has had a positive response. He seeks six-figure contributions for each.

    Mostyn, who said he owns "somewhere between 15 and 20 guns" and has a shooting range on his West Texas ranch, said the group would push to require background checks when guns are purchased at gun shows and through other private transaction. He called for a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

    "I've never needed 30 shots to attempt to kill a deer," he said. "If you are that bad a shot, I suggest you go do something else."

    Giffords was severely wounded in a shooting rampage that killed six people two years ago in Tucson.

    Mostyn said he met Kelly in Houston when Kelly was a NASA astronaut and became friendly with the couple.

    Bloomberg News first reported the Mostyn contribution.

    Mostyn said the new effort will have two components — a non-profit advocacy group, along with a super PAC that can raise and spend unlimited amounts to influence federal contests. He cited a super PAC created by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg as a model. Bloomberg's Independent USA PAC spent more than $8 million in the final weeks of the 2012 election and helped oust California Rep. Joe Baca, a Democrat rated highly by the NRA. Bloomberg, a billionaire businessman-turned-politician, funded the super PAC.

    Erika Soto Lamb, a spokeswoman for Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns group, said Bloomberg met with Giffords and Kelly before they announced the new group. Bloomberg "and the over 800 members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns look forward to working closely with them — especially as we have the same goal of passing common-sense reforms to save American lives," she said.



    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/01/09/gabrielle-giffords-gun-control-1-million-donation/1820479/
     
  2. fast gun

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    This lawyer is an idiot the gun shows I go to call all purchases in to the feds.So whats his deal Where were giffords bodyguards? Do you think obozo goes anywhere with out bodyguards Hes probably got the secret service whiping his rear and sleeping with him and moochelle
     
  3. chuckie68

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    What would be ironic is if they succeed in getting gun control, that they Amber and Steve are run out of criminal law business because there is no work. Sure as crap the opposite will happen. because only the bad guys will have guns and crime will escalate.

    Just want to add; AMERICANS AREN'T STUPID.

    Chuck
     
  4. Catpower

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    Chuck, about you last sentence, I think you need to write most Americans aren't stupid, but there are quite a few that are dumber than a hammer

    Not to insult hammers
     
  5. timberfaller

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    As God said, "A fool and his money are soon parted"

    He doesn't have much good to say about Lawyers if you've any of the Bible's accounts of them.
     
  6. coyote1234

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    The Austin, Texas chief of police recently went on record asking that all gun shows in his county be banned. And i paraphrase his television interview, People go to gun shows, buy a dozen handguns, and sell them to gang members in the parking lot.
     
  7. CharlieAMA

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    He sounds like a typical inept, ignorant dumbass.
     
  8. Ponytail in WI

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    Yeah, so what? How many millions do the NRA get from firearms members every year?

    Rick
     
  9. oz

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    I don't think I should have to kill a stupid deer to justify having any kind of gun. The texas lawyer should be more concerned about the wild hogs in texas. He should be hunting them with an AR from his helicopter.
     
  10. Leo

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    If the Police chief has direct knowlege of people selling guns to criminals in the parking lot and does not make any arrests, maybe we do not need him on payroll, he is clearly not doing his job. As a matter of fact, if he knowingly allows it to go on, he is guilty of a crime and should be arrested and prosecuted as an accessory.
     
  11. Bruce Specht

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    Maybe we on the board need to pledge to our side of this issue anybody in?
     
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