Friday, March 14, 2008

Brady Campaign: Help Defend Gun Bans

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Second Amendment Case Next Week!
We need your help to defend America's gun laws

Dear Thirdpower
Brady Gun Law Defense Fund [image]

This Tuesday, March 18, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear what could be the most significant Second Amendment case in our country's history — and your Brady Center will be there.

Thanks to your support and the support of members like you, we will be in the courtroom on Tuesday — and then speaking to the press on the steps of the Supreme Court immediately afterwards. We've already contacted ABC, CNN, and Fox News and have done advance interviews with other media outlets.

The Brady Center's team of lawyers have been hard at work preparing our arguments and providing in-depth expertise to those involved with the case over the past twelve months since a U.S. Court of Appeals struck down a gun law as violating the Second Amendment for the first time in American history.

And in November, when the Supreme Court decided to take the case, thanks to your support, we put together an amicus brief that was co-signed by nine national law enforcement groups. In addition, the Brady team helped to coordinate and support other friend-of-the-court briefs that were filed by doctors and nurses, law professors, historians, and others who believe in sensible gun laws.

In the past few weeks, a barrage of national and regional media requests have come in to the Brady Center. These will continue — beyond when the Supreme Court's decision is announced later this spring. And our goal is to use the media's coverage of the case to educate the public on what the Second Amendment means for gun laws in our country.

The U.S. Supreme Court has the opportunity to reverse a clearly erroneous decision and make it clear that the Constitution does not prevent communities from having the gun laws they believe are needed to protect public safety. The Brady Center will be there — for you — to defend America's gun laws.

We will keep you posted on what develops — and updates will be available Tuesday afternoon at, including links to the courtroom audio.

Sarah's Signature (100x43)
Sarah Brady, Chair

Translation: We will continue to lie and distort the issue using the media and every other method at our disposal because, if we lose, this could be our death knell.

Send us money.


Federal Farmer said... call for $25?

Thirdpower said...

They had a link to their "defense fund", I just didn't copy the full image, and a bit at the bottom to send a check.

BobG said...

I got one of those this morning; first thing I noticed was the big button to send them money.
I'd like to send Paul Helmke one of these.