Warning Gun Retailers : Brady Campaign May Approach You

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Warning Gun Retailers : Brady Campaign May Approach You
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn – -(Ammoland.com)- It has been brought to our attention that individuals working directly for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence may be seeking to visit FFLs to engage with owners or employees in order to better understand the “Gun Culture.”

NSSF strongly advises that if you or your employees are approached in person, by phone, over email or via social media that you decline to participate in any fact-finding visit or discussion.

The Brady Campaign on its website states: “Brady is leading the fight to change the gun industry and force it to reform by holding gun companies accountable to victims in the courts, and staging protests to challenge ‘bad apple' gun dealers at their doorsteps.”

Make no mistake, no matter how friendly the approach, the Brady Campaign does not have your best interests in mind.

To the contrary, the campaign has a long history of misstating facts, misleading the public, lobbying policy makers to enact punishing legislation and filing baseless lawsuits against members of our industry. You will not be able to affect the Brady Campaign’s course of action or reach any real mutual agreement. Anything you say could be used against your business and the industry as a whole.

Again, if you are contacted by the Brady Campaign, please decline participation. Do so firmly, but politely. Do not get into an argument or attempt to dispute any “facts” they may present. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

About NSSF  The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

  • 12 thoughts on “Warning Gun Retailers : Brady Campaign May Approach You

    1. First of all the Brady campaign is an insult to the man Jim Brady. It was his wife, the pig called Sarah, that started it with the help of other anti Americans. Those organizations took advantage of the man after he was wounded in the attempt to kill President Reagan. Typically liberal AH’s jumping on a tragic incident but then the democrats and liberals never had any class anyway.

      Remember the Brady campaign is like the press and other democrat backed organizations. They are all LIARS and anti American.

      1. Before you go deifying people who worked AGAINST gun rights, learn the facts.

        Ronald Regan [then Governor of California] signed the Mulford Act in 1967, repealing the law that allowed the carrying of loaded firearms in public, saying. Reagan “justified” it with saying “There’s no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.”

        President Reagan also signed onto the Hughes amendment, banning new fully automatic weapons.

        And in his 1991 New York Times op-ed titled “Why I’m For the Brady Bill,” [then former president] Reagan detailed his support, saying: “Every year, an average of 9,200 Americans are murdered by handguns, according to Department of Justice statistics,”… If the passage of the Brady bill were to result in a reduction of only 10 or 15 percent of those numbers (and it could be a good deal greater), it would be well worth making it the law of the land.”

        Jim Brady may have had impaired cognition in the early days after his head trauma, but he was of sound mind throughout the end of his life, during which he continued as a staunch gun control advocate. (Kobrine, his neurosurgeon, described him as having difficulty controlling his emotions while speaking after the shooting, saying “he would kind of cry-talk for a while”, and suffering deficits in memory and thinking, such as failing to recognize people. However, Kobrine said that 30 years later, Brady could walk and had recovered almost all speech and cognitive function.)

        So, no. Neither James Brady nor Ronald Reagan were all that laudable on their gun rights records.

    2. Perhaps it’s come to the point where gun stores have to post “no video, audio recording or photographs without prior approval” signs and then inform employees they are not authorized to give interviews or authorization to record.

      It’s a shame it’s come to this but anti-gun groups will stop at nothing to subvert the truth and promote their agenda.

      1. gun stores, ranges, etc, are already private property, and thus any unauthorised recording should be forbidden without permission. Can YOU walk into MY home and begin recording without my permission? Nope.

    3. Anti-2A activists are also known for putting LIVE ROUNDS in firearms hoping to have an AD/ND in a retail store. Multiple reports of this in the 1990s. NEVER leave a firearm for a retail client to muck with in case they have nefarious motives.

      1. More recent such reports at gun shows. The rule… check and clear the weapon EVERY TIME you pick it up OR hand it off to another. EVERY TIME. And ALWAYS maintain muzzle control, so if the really bad should happen, the round will not find a critical target. That would be the worst case scenario.

      2. May I ask your source that cites anti 2A folks putting live rounds in weapons for nefarious purposes? Thanks.

    4. Thank you for keeping a watchful eye on these folks and the anti-2A crowd in general. I suspect it won’t be long before they start doing “under-cover” videos like the anti-planned parenthood organization did, and cutting the footage together to mislead congress and the public on their “findings.”

      1. except the anti baby murder video teams did NOT “cut the footage together to mislead”…… fact is, the full uncut video was far more damning than the edited versions released, or shown Congress.

        Get it right.
        You DO have a point, though, the Brady Brats have no ethics or morals, only the single eye to effect the disarmament of America.

        1. Pretty sure I have the story right. They did cut together footage that was both misrepresented and misleading, fraudulently represented themselves and their front company, broke a litany of privacy laws, and are still facing criminal charges:


          “All of the videos were found to be altered…Officials in 12 states initiated investigations into claims made by the videos, but none found Planned Parenthood clinics to have sold tissue for profit as alleged by CMP and other anti-abortion groups. An investigation by the United States House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee found no evidence of wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood….

          …On January 25, 2016, a Houston grand jury indicted Daleiden and another videographer, Sandra Merritt, but declined to charge Planned Parenthood. On July 26, 2016, the charges against Daleiden and Merritt in Texas were dismissed. On March 28, 2017, however, Daleiden and Merritt were charged with 15 felonies in the State of California – one for each of the people whom they had filmed without consent, and one for criminal conspiracy to invade privacy…

          …One of the videos includes an image of a stillborn fetus, published in the Daily Mail in January 2014, used without the permission of the woman in the photo, and in a way that falsely suggests that the stillborn was aborted…CMP claimed the videos were evidence of Planned Parenthood engaging in the illegal sale of fetal tissue. Their dummy corporation Biomax offered one clinic US$1,600 for tissue, but the affiliate declined the offer. The New York Times has characterized the offer as an attempt to “trap the affiliate in the act of accepting a high payment for fetal tissue”….

          …In a less-edited version of the first video, PPFA staff repeatedly state that the organization makes no money from tissue donations, and that the US$30–100 charge only covers procurement costs. PPFA have said they may donate fetal tissue at the request of a patient, but such tissue is never sold. At one point in the video, a PPFA staffer states “nobody should be ‘selling’ tissue,” and “that’s just not the goal here”…

          …On July 30, 2015, Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced that the state’s investigation did not find any evidence of wrongdoing in Planned Parenthood’s handling of fetal tissue.”

          …On October 8, 2015, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, stated that the GOP investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood…”

          1. The takeaway, I think, is that people who believe they are doing the morally right thing (as the anti-2A / Brady campaigners and CMP misguidedly do) are tempted to break laws, distort facts, and act unethically in pursuit of their perceived higher-moral convictions. To such ends-justify-the-means folks, it doesn’t matter if they break laws, create false evidence, mislead the public, or endanger people’s lives…so long as it advances their goals (which they view as justified.)

            It’s a cautionary tale in moral relativism.

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