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A Premature Dancing On A Grave

Open Secrets is a tremendously useful site. It is the one-stop shopping site for all the public records of politically active groups.

Bob Owens, over at Confederate Yankee, noted that the veep of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence had written a piece for the Puffington Host denouncing Obama for not appointing a head for the BATFE, preferably one with a firm plan to confiscate every gun in private hands. Owens noted that he didn't have to shred Dennis Henigan's blather -- the commenters at the exceptionally liberal HP had already done a superb job.

In those comments, though, one person noted the Brady Center's Political Action Committee's latest filings, as collected and reported by Open Secrets, and it's great news -- for those of us who dislike the Brady Center.

As of June 30, 2010, their books looked like this:

Total Receipts: $2,500.
Total Spent: $4,680.
Begin Cash On Hand: $11,813.
End Cash On Hand: $9,636.

The once-almighty gun-grabbing group, less than a hundred days before the midterm elections, has doled out less than five grand this year, and has less than ten thousand more to spend. Further, they've only collected $2,500 this year to date.

The list of the favorite candidates of the gun-grabbers? Seven Democrats, five running for House seats and two in the Senate. Kristen Gillibrand (NY) was the big winner, with $1,000. Jeff Merkley (OR) got $500. And for the House, each got $250: Gerry Connolly (VA), Phil Hare (IL), Mary Jo Kilroy (OH), Dan Maffei (NY), and Michael E. McMahon (NY).

A grand total of $2,750.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. And with such a satisfying thud.


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Comments (8)

"appointing a head for the ... (Below threshold)
CZ:

"appointing a head for the BATFE, preferably one with a firm plan to confiscate every gun in private hands."

America is now estimated to have between 238 million and 276 million privately owned firearms. Nobody knows for sure the exact number.

Why is it many say it would be impossible to deport 12 million illegal Mezcans but gun grabbers seem to think hundreds of millions of Constitutionally protected firearms can be confiscated?

Wow, What a fantastic point... (Below threshold)
Darby:

Wow, What a fantastic point CZ

Darby?!!?! DUDE!!!!<p... (Below threshold)

Darby?!!?! DUDE!!!!

Drop me an e-mail or something!

J.

"As of June 30, 20... (Below threshold)
914:

"As of June 30, 2010, their books looked like this:

Total Receipts: $2,500.
Total Spent: $4,680.
Begin Cash On Hand: $11,813.
End Cash On Hand: $9,636."


Comparing this to what Barry has done, One see's that these guy's are economic whiz's


Erm, I don't actually know ... (Below threshold)
Darby:

Erm, I don't actually know your email Jay, you email me, you can look at my email thingy from my comment :P

It's not surprising. Every... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

It's not surprising. Every time the Brady Bunch publishes something, it's (pardon the pun) shot full of holes. They're lying and distortions have become so blatant, their own followers no longer support them.

According to Vanessa O'Conn... (Below threshold)
vikingTX:

According to Vanessa O'Connell at the Wall Street Journal:

The NRA's political action committee has taken in $10.25 million for the 2010 elections, and ranks sixth in terms of receipts among all federally registered PACs, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks Federal Election Commission disclosures. The NRA's total revenue, including member dues, investment income and contributions, rose to $307 million in 2009, from $268 million a year earlier.

Uuuuuuh, OK. What happens ... (Below threshold)
olsoljer:

Uuuuuuh, OK. What happens when Hilliary signs a small arms treaty with the UN?




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