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I have been getting requests to donate to the Brady Bill. They say this is contributing to taking down gun dealers who sell to the bad guys and conduct illegal business. The action is to take illegal guns off the street. I don’t see that there is anything relating to the Second Amendment harm, nor anything against legal law-abiding citizens who carry for example. I have been reluctant to donate for fear I am hurting myself and fellow legal gun owners somehow.
Am I missing something?
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I’m pretty sure the entire Brady Bill was anti 2A and still is.
We need to go after the criminals forcing gun dealers to sell them guns. If gun dealers are selling guns illegally I don’t see why the police can’t arrest them and charge them. That is my take.
Sounds like bs to me. Not a fan of any anti gun bill.
Just did a quick search. Brady Bill is simply the law signed by Clinton requiring background checks and the enforcement of legal transactions. NICS… it’s a law, been one since cigar Willie the non inhaler was president, not a group soliciting money…so, a scam in your experience.
The Brady organization is, and always has been, about promoting every half baked, California type gun control law that doesn’t work. In short, they’re not interested in promoting policies that reduce gun crime. They want your guns. You’d be better off donating your hard earned money to Gun Owners of America or, these days, even the NRA. Organizations that make no bones about unabashedly supporting the 2nd Amendment. That’s my opinion. Yours might be different.
Everything about that is going to be pro-control
No I do not have a good opinion of anything that comes out under the aegis of the Brady Coalition. Yes, you are missing something. Nothing with the name Brady, when it comes to gun rights, in it is going to be anything but a gun grabber scheme. Unfortunately.
Brady was killed during John Hinckley’s attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan.
Not to get all nit-pickley, but Jim Brady passed in 2014, thirty-three years after the disabling injury he received during the assassination attempt.
Thanks, everyone for the pouring of thoughts and comments. I was surprised when I heard anything regarding the Brady Bill is still around. It’s been coming in my FB page and direct EM. I don’t post anything or typically say anything relating to guns on anything public, so I’m not sure how I have been singled out.
All good info as I will take negative action against these ads and confirm my nonsupport.
@CameraShoot >> HMMMM >>
Ahh, this sounds more like what the ad was referring to. Apparently there were a bunch of FFLs selling illegal guns in PA. They caught them but the issue remains and the organization wants to squash it. I suppose it would be stricter laws that won’t either be adhered to or have a workaround. My concern was the pressure on the 2nd Amendment and using this as a tool to shave some of the power off and weaken the roots of the Amendment.
Thanks for the info!
This is probably what singled you out. Since you don’t come across online as a supporter of 2A rights they assume they can get you to support their efforts to take rights away from law abiding citizens.
And that is why proponents of our rights need to speak and act to support our rights. I do just that, and am an active member of several rights groups, too.
There was one thing the Brady Bill did that was good. In some States a city or the state could take a long, long time to approve a permit to purchase a handgun. With the NICS system it was reduced to 5 days (Detroit prior to the law was 9 months minimum.) It is debatable now though because of NICS (and the ATF’s and FBI’s use of it). Under the Brady Bill gun ownership became much more commonplace.
I think you are being scammed. The only “new” Brady Bill I am aware of has to do with social security for teachers.
Actually, since this was on my FB page, it is not specifically addressed to me although it could be on a “Friends” page and obviously, I get it on mine as well. I tried to find it to post here to shed additional light and clarification, but about halfway through all the posts I deleted it from my FB page and marked it as no more solicitation. Should somehow it come up on one of my other FB pages, I will post it here.
Brady wasn’t killed. He was shot in the head, but survived.
I was talking to a person on another forum complaining about not enough gun laws. She said: the problem is that pawn shops are selling handguns with the serial number scratched off. I replied to her that it is illegal to sell a gun like that and that pawn shops are required to report it to the police. If the government would enforce the laws on the books crime would go down. Never heard back from her.
It would be nice if facts would silence the ignorant people. Unfortunately she probably just went somewhere else to spreed her misinformation.
The Brady Bill has actively infringed on my 2nd amendment rights, even to this day. This is probably a bit unorthodox, but I obtained two concealed carry permits in 2021 (one in Oregon, and one in Utah). This was for reciprocity reasons.
I went into my local FFL to purchase my first handgun, and the NICS background check came back as “delayed”. This was in September of 2021. It’s now almost May, 2022 and my background check is STILL delayed. None of the FFL’s in my area will honor the “Brady date” (AKA release firearm after 3 days). I’ve never had a felony or misdemeanor, nor have I had any traffic infractions, DUI’s, mental conditions/addictions, etc. My full legal name is also extremely uncommon.
I’ve contacted a lawyer and the only plausible remedy I have is to obtain a physical fingerprint card & file a “Voluntary Appeal File” with the FBI, which can take 12-18 months.
Basically, I’m SOL