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Brady Campaign "Saddened" by Gabrielle Giffords Resignation
opposingviews.com ^ | 22 January, 2012 | Brady Campaign

Posted on 01/23/2012 5:53:04 AM PST by marktwain

WASHINGTON -- Brady Campaign Acting President Dennis Henigan today issued the following statement in response to U. S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ announcement that she would resign her seat in Congress this week.

"We understand but are deeply saddened by the news that Rep. Giffords has decided to resign her seat in Congress because of the demands of her continued rehabilitation from the gunshot wound she suffered a year ago in Tucson. Congress and the American people now have lost the service of another devoted public servant because of gun violence. It is sadly reminiscent of the nation's loss of Jim Brady as Presidential press secretary due to a similar gunshot injury 30 years ago. We hope Rep. Giffords' departure is only temporary and wish her well on her amazing and inspiring recovery." Share This Story


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
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The Giffords shooting touched off an attempt to reimpose the nasty "assault weapon" ban on firearms with certain cosmetic features, and a ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The attempt in congress led to a bet between well known freerupublic poster Travis McGee and myself. Travis made the prediction that magazines over 10 rounds would be banned for citizen ownership in the United States by the end of 2011, while I contended that "gun control" had become a toxic issue and that the ban would not happen.

Travis, when he is not posting on freerepubic is the well known and successful author Matthew Bracken. The bet was for a signed case of his new book, Castigo Cay.

I have read Castigo Cay, and I was going to buy a case anyway, as it is a compelling adventure story and cautionary tale. It occurs sometime in the near future in the Carribean, and is a page turner that is very hard to put down. Do yourself a favor, and start reading on a Friday night.

Fortunately for the country, Congress did not impose a ban an magazines of over 10 round capacity, and Matt will be sending me a case of signed copies.

1 posted on 01/23/2012 5:53:19 AM PST by marktwain
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To: Travis McGee

Here is the link to some reviews for Castigo Cay:

http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/reviews.htm

Here is the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Castigo-Cay-ebook/dp/B004Z2CYLC


2 posted on 01/23/2012 5:56:34 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Not to worry, she’s hanging around for the STOU so Hussein can wave her rather than Fast and Furious as another reason to make him Dictator. It will also be a great way to kick off the Political Career of her Libtard husband.


3 posted on 01/23/2012 6:00:35 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: marktwain

The Brady Campaign is saddened that they do not have a prop that can be rolled out to fundraise and lobby Congress similar to the prop that was once the man, Jim Brady.


4 posted on 01/23/2012 6:00:47 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: marktwain; Travis McGee

Dude, let Travis out of the bet. He’s a struggling author who can barely make ends meet. Heck, I heard he joined the military cuz times were so hard, and for a while, he couldn’t even afford a house and lived on a boat!!!


5 posted on 01/23/2012 6:01:20 AM PST by Lazamataz (Every single decision Obama makes is to harm America.)
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To: marktwain

I’m happy every time the Brady bunch is say, unhappy, crying, hurt, and disappointed.


6 posted on 01/23/2012 6:01:24 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I’m saddened and a bit outraged that it took a year for her to decide.A full year when the people of her district had no representation in the House.


7 posted on 01/23/2012 6:02:33 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Steamburg

Yep. She’s going to be used for bigger and more ambitious things than just some little ol’ seat in congress.


8 posted on 01/23/2012 6:04:02 AM PST by OKSooner (Today's new tagline. Tomorrow's new tagline pending.)
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To: marktwain

WTH are they sad about?? He just won the championship!


9 posted on 01/23/2012 6:04:47 AM PST by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: marktwain

Sarah Brady and her group are the same type of scumbags as the Democrat activists who were the “9/11 Widows” that took a horrible event and used it to promote a radical left agenda. Cindy Sheehan is a another example.

The media gives the cretins a platform they do not deserve.

Jim Brady’s injuries would not have been stopped by any gun control law.

I wish conservatives would wage open war against these types. Every reference to “Sarah Brady” should start with something like “Democrat activist Sarah Brady, a woman so low that she misuses her husband’s tragedy as a political tool, said the following today...”

The same should be done when dealing with all enemies of freedom, including left-wing journalists.

For example, “Democrat Chris Matthews, a former legislative aide to Democrat Tip O’Neill, said he had a tingle running up and down his leg for Democrat Barack Hussein Obama.”

The media wants full disclosure by Republicans? Let’s start forcing the same on them.


10 posted on 01/23/2012 6:06:35 AM PST by peyton randolph (Mitt has more views on an issue than he has pairs of magic underpants)
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To: marktwain
American people now have lost the service of another devoted public servant because of gun violence.

Regarding this particular "devoted public servant," my guess is that fewer than one in a thousand Americans would have recognized her name the day before the shooting.

And since they say "another," I wonder who else it is that they have in mind that came before Giffords.

ML/NJ

11 posted on 01/23/2012 6:09:31 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: peyton randolph

Where would liberalism be without identifying and using victims?


12 posted on 01/23/2012 6:13:22 AM PST by Loud Mime (When conceit and anger are part of your religion, it's a political movement, not a religion.)
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To: marktwain; Eaker; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ApesForEvolution; ...
Yep, you were right and I was wrong about a high-cap mag ban coming out of the Giffords shooting. Other than losing the bet, this is a solid indication that even with such high-profile shootings, the gun grabboids in congress don't have the juice to push through serious legislation hindering our RKBA. For now.

Maybe it would take a stadium sniper, and mass casualties, after all.

I wouldn't put it past the Obama/Holder team, if they thought they could get away with it. They didn't mind 100s of Mexicans and a few U.S. federal agents being killed by Fast and Furious weapons gunwalked into Mexico.

13 posted on 01/23/2012 6:14:29 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: marktwain; Eaker; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ApesForEvolution; ...
Yep, you were right and I was wrong about a high-cap mag ban coming out of the Giffords shooting. Other than losing the bet, this is a solid indication that even with such high-profile shootings, the gun grabboids in congress don't have the juice to push through serious legislation hindering our RKBA. For now.

Maybe it would take a stadium sniper, and mass casualties, after all.

I wouldn't put it past the Obama/Holder team, if they thought they could get away with it. They didn't mind 100s of Mexicans and a few U.S. federal agents being killed by Fast and Furious weapons gunwalked into Mexico.

14 posted on 01/23/2012 6:16:26 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Loud Mime

Great post, short to the point, accurate.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 6:16:56 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Loud Mime

Great post, short to the point, accurate.


16 posted on 01/23/2012 6:17:06 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: marktwain

Just bought it on my Kindle - thanks for the recommendation!

Colonel, USAFR


17 posted on 01/23/2012 6:20:16 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: OKSooner

” She’s going to be used for bigger and more ambitious things than just some little ol’ seat in congress. “

Well. Brady lost half of his brain and became a Democrat - Giffords started out a Democrat, so there’s no limit to how far she can go...


18 posted on 01/23/2012 6:21:30 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: jagusafr
I had trouble getting the cover onto the Kindle edition, so here it is.


19 posted on 01/23/2012 6:22:26 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: marktwain

I received this email. Any truth to it?

PROOF
THAT WE HAVE SOME IDIOTS IN
WASHINGTON!

Georgia Arms is the 5th
largest retailer of ...223 Ammo in America .. They
sell 9mm, ...45, .223 ammunition. They normally
buy spent brass from the US Department of
Defense. Spent brass is “one time used” shell
cases used by our Military for training
purposes.

They buy the brass, recondition
it, and then reload the brass for resale to Law
Enforcement, Gun Clubs, Gun Shops, and stores
like Wal-Mart. They normally buy 30,000 lbs of
spent brass at a time.

This week the DoD
wrote a letter to the owner of Georgia Arms and
informed him that from now on the DoD will be
destroying the spent brass, shredding it.
It will no longer be available to the ammo
makers, unless they buy it in a scrap shredded
condition (which they have no use
for).

The shredded brass is now going to
be sold by the DoD to China as scrap metal,
after the DoD pays for it to be shredded. The
DoD is selling the brass to China for less money
than the ammo makers have been paying, plus the
DoD has to pay to have the brass shredded and do
the accounting paperwork.

This sure helps
the economy now doesn’t it? Sell cheaper to
China , and do not sell at all to a proven US
business. Any hidden agenda working here?
Obama going after the Firearms Industry and our
ammunition!!
The Georgia Arms owner even
related a story that one of his competitors had
already purchased a load of brass last week. The
DoD contacted him this week and said they were
sending someone over to make sure it was
destroyed. Shell cases he had already
bought!

The brass has no value to the
ammo maker if it is destroyed/shredded/melted.

The ammo manufacturer only uses the empty
brass cases to reload different calibers, mainly
.223 bullets.

The owner of Georgia Arms
says that he will have to lay off at least half
of his 60 workers, within 2-3 months if the DoD
will no longer sell spent brass cases to the
industry. Georgia Arms has 2-3 months of
inventory to use, by summer they’re
out.

If the Reloading Industry has to
purchase new manufacture brass cases, then the
cost of ammunition will double or even
triple, plus Obama wants to add a 500% tax
on each shell.

You can read the
information and see the DoD letter to Georgia
Arms here:

The Shootist Site
http://www.theshootist.net/2009/03/dod-ends-sale-of-expended-military.html


20 posted on 01/23/2012 6:24:43 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Travis McGee

I think you only got the year wrong.


21 posted on 01/23/2012 6:27:36 AM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Lazamataz

Here are my previous covers. I wish I could fit Castigo Cay onto that bar and make the triple a foursome.

22 posted on 01/23/2012 6:29:00 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks - looking forward to reading it. Kindle is just a great thing when you run out of reading material in the middle of a TDY!

jagusafr


23 posted on 01/23/2012 6:29:31 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: real saxophonist

If they couldn’t even put a bill on the floor this year, I wonder when they will ever be able to do it.


24 posted on 01/23/2012 6:30:26 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Lazamataz; marktwain; Travis McGee

I rather like to picture Travis on his boat anchored in some calm picturesque lagoon with a refreshing beverage in his hand and numerous buxom females cavorting about.


25 posted on 01/23/2012 6:31:21 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: jagusafr

I think you’ll enjoy it.


26 posted on 01/23/2012 6:32:20 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Repeal The 17th
That was in my younger days, but there was only one cavorting female.

We're still together, BTW.

27 posted on 01/23/2012 6:35:40 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: marktwain; Travis McGee

Soon as I get the Kindle application for my droid, I’ll get a copy.


28 posted on 01/23/2012 6:43:16 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Ron Paul: Favorite of military impersonators everywhere.)
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To: Farmer Dean
I’m saddened and a bit outraged that it took a year for her to decide.A full year when the people of her district had no representation in the House.

******************************

Agreed. Imho, it seemed clear fairly early on that serious damage was done, damage that was unlikely to be repaired.

29 posted on 01/23/2012 6:43:33 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Travis McGee; marktwain
Yep, you were right and I was wrong about a high-cap mag ban coming out of the Giffords shooting.

If they could have they would have.

30 posted on 01/23/2012 6:45:13 AM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

This was my first thought as well.


31 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:27 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Travis McGee
"I wouldn't put it past the Obama/Holder team, if they thought they could get away with it. "

The way they see it is they're by G-d gonna get away with it. They haven't given up on anything, they're just biding their time.

All they gotta do is have more votes counted for them than for Gingrich (what it's lookin like now, anyway) and in their next term they'll do it by executive order, using Ms. Giffords and her husband as props.

32 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:49 AM PST by OKSooner (Today's new tagline. Tomorrow's new tagline pending.)
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To: marktwain
...Congress did not impose a ban an magazines of over 10 round capacity, and Matt will be sending me a case of signed copies

It appears in the end you both won. Congratulations!

33 posted on 01/23/2012 6:49:35 AM PST by Gritty (Compromise that is not a solution is a waste of time. We either save this country or we do not-Rubio)
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To: Eaker

I thought they could have and would have by now. Good for our side.


34 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:45 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: KeyLargo; All
This week the DoD wrote a letter to the owner of Georgia Arms and informed him that from now on the DoD will be destroying the spent brass, shredding it. It will no longer be available to the ammo makers, unless they buy it in a scrap shredded condition (which they have no use for).

There was some truth to it a few years ago, but Constitutional activists raised such a ruckus that Congress passed legislation to correct the situation. I guess old emails never die, they just keep circulating around the net.

35 posted on 01/23/2012 6:52:57 AM PST by marktwain
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To: OKSooner

I agree, if the communist traitor mole gets a second term, nothing is off of the table. Nothing.


36 posted on 01/23/2012 6:55:24 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee; OKSooner
I agree, if the communist traitor mole gets a second term, nothing is off of the table. Nothing.

Same goes for Romney as he has already enacted a gun ban with mag restrictions in Massachusetts.

37 posted on 01/23/2012 6:58:04 AM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Travis McGee
FWIW, the 'under the radar' gun control known as F&F put any legislative gun control on the back burner, to insulate the perpetual campaign of der reader...

give bambam 4 more yrs, or the kingdom for life, and yer mag ban will be small taters compared to the stuff they already have printed for submission...

might outta double down on the bet...

38 posted on 01/23/2012 7:04:35 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Don’t worry I will be willing to bet that Gabrielle Giffords will take time out of her recovery to campaign for whoever is running for the Democrat Ticket in her district. She said herself she wants to comeback and serve the people again.....2016? Will she run for McCain’s Senate seat??


39 posted on 01/23/2012 7:07:53 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Farmer Dean

A full year when the people of her district had no representation in the House.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Yes, you would almost think she was running for Prez or another higher office.
Bob Dole had many faults, was the wrong man for the nomination etc but at least he (seemed to) had the courtesy to and respect for his constituents to resign his Senate seat while he ran for Higher Office = whatever his real motive.

At least it gives the appearance that his constituents are ‘being served’ and they can always vote him back in.

Also it would be nice if the fund raising were limited to the people who were able to vote for you.

Of course, if that happens Billions of dollars wouldn’t be wasted on a 1/4 million dollar job.

It seems that with the 2 yr Congressional terms, the occupant is forced to collect money 24/7 and continously campaign for the NEXT election.

Pitiful....


40 posted on 01/23/2012 7:07:53 AM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) EGOIST - A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. A. Bierce)
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To: marktwain; Travis McGee
From my cold dead hands.

In 2011 Connecticut attempted not only a ban on the sale of 10+ round magazines, but also the posession thereof. It was smacked down by a flood of 2nd Amendment supporting citizens who testified against it for over 12 hours in a judiciary committee hearing.

41 posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:27 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: ml/nj

Regarding this particular “devoted public servant,” my guess is that fewer than one in a thousand Americans would have recognized her name the day before the shooting.

And since they say “another,” I wonder who else it is that they have in mind that came before Giffords.


They may be hinting back to the assassinations of President Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy. Not sure where they are going with this.

You’re right, only devoted political junkies knew who she was before the shooting.


42 posted on 01/23/2012 7:26:34 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Farmer Dean; trisham; pgkdan
I’m saddened and a bit outraged that it took a year for her to decide.A full year when the people of her district had no representation in the House.

It was pointed out yesterday by FReeper pgkdan that our Congresscritters are eligible for lavish pensions/benefits only AFTER serving at least 5 years in the House.

This month marks the FIFTH anniversary of Gifford's service.

Coincidence? I think not.

43 posted on 01/23/2012 7:36:25 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Travis McGee

Liberty-raping, fascist democrats had better realize that “nothing is off the table” isn’t a one-way street.

Audentis Fortuna Iuvat


44 posted on 01/23/2012 7:44:50 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: marktwain

I was having this discussion the other night with a democrat friend, he was defending her keeping her seat and I was against it. He had no defense for her keeping the seat, just that it’s hers. RME I am glad she finally resigned. Best wishes to her in her recovery.


45 posted on 01/23/2012 7:47:22 AM PST by tioga
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To: Flycatcher; Farmer Dean; pgkdan

That’s interesting. A coincidence? Probably not. It may be an indication of her continued impairment that rather than make this announcement at a press conference, it was decided instead to release a written resignation.


46 posted on 01/23/2012 7:47:33 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
A typical leftist organization shedding it's typical crocodile tears when it loses one of its exhibits.

To hell with them, to hell with everything they stand for. As a self-determined, free-thinking American, I have absolutely no interest in anything they have to say.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

47 posted on 01/23/2012 7:48:33 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Travis McGee
And as I can personally attest, your better half is one heckuva good shot! Still waiting on another visit to my end of the state, buddy. We can all do an IDPA match and dinner...
48 posted on 01/23/2012 7:56:00 AM PST by ExSoldier (FMR Infantry Captain; 25 yrs an NRA Instructor; Master of KLIK-PAO!)
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To: Travis McGee
saddened only because she will no longer be in the public eye and that they can no longer use her as an icon for their sick cause
49 posted on 01/23/2012 8:01:20 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Joe Brower
A typical leftist organization shedding it's typical crocodile tears when it loses one of its exhibits.
My thoughts as well.


Their prop fell over.

50 posted on 01/23/2012 8:01:22 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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