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jsrtheta
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I saw two postings on an internet site claiming that Sarah Brady had purchased a rifle for her son (who I believe is quite old enough to buy his own). Supposedly she said, "It's okay, I'm Sarah Brady."

Anyone know anything about this?

Thanks.

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0b1knob
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It was initially reported that she may have violated the Brady law in purchasing a hunting rifle for her son, but that was not the case. See:

http://www.miami.com/mld/miami/news/politics/2909641.htm

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KingDavid8
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I guess I'm wondering why this is an issue. Are people angry that she violated a law as originally reported (though as the link above shows, this was later proven false)? Are they saying that she's a hypocrite because she favors gun control, but has no problem with her family members owning guns? Well, favoring gun control is not the same as opposing gun ownership, and contrary to the claims of some pro-gun web sites, the Bradys are not opposed to gun ownership. So I don't see why Sarah Brady buying a gun for her kid is an issue.

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Silas Sparkhammer
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quote:
Originally posted by KingDavid8:
I guess I'm wondering why this is an issue.

It is a commonplace accusation that Sarah Brady and HGI want to take away all guns.

Given what her husband suffered, I wouldn't blame her if that was what she wanted. And, in fact, at some time in the past, it might have been. But she has taken a more pragmatic view, and is only arguing for limitations, restrictions, and obstacles to gun ownership: registration, waiting periods, background checks, and the ban on certain characteristics of weapons.

It is a nasty habit of the gun-control side to demonize Charlton Heston, to misconstrue and misinterpret what he says and what he believes. To one side, he is the "Anti-Christ," while to the other side, Sarah Brady is the "Beast of Revelation."

It's a highly polarized issue, which, to my way of thought, means that both sides should be trying to appeal to the moderate middle, and to sway that vital "undecided" three per cent to their side. But the rhetoric of extremism seems to be the tool most favored.

Silas (it doesn't make any sense to me...) Sparkhammer

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