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Gun Grabber Web Watch
A Periodic Service to Help Gun Rights Activists “Watch The Enemy”

by Sean Oberle (dischord)

Oct. 10 – Oct. 15, 2000

Thanks to all who emailed items and suggested sites to watch after my last Gun Grabber Web Watch. Keep ‘em coming.

** Handgun Control Inc. President Mike Barnes to speak at Seattle fund raiser Oct. 25 for Washington Ceasefire at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave., 6pm to 8pm. Entry fees: $35, $300 for table seating. State Rep. Dow Constantine also to attend (http://www.waceasefire.org/). [Editor's Note: If you live in Seattle, get in with a Press Pass and cover the event for KeepAndBearArms.com. You can believe they won't be charging the local media to come bleat about their gun grabbing.]

** Million Mom March president Mary Leigh Blek, to speak at Nov. 4, 11am, get-out-the-vote rally at Seattle Central Community College. Seattle chapter of Million Mom March requests Oct. 12 that Commission on Presidential Debates include more questions about guns and violence in third presidential debate. (http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/001012/wa_mil_mom.html).

** Handgun Control Inc. issues statement alleging that Texas CCW system, under George W. Bush, trains and arms "convicted rapists and armed robbers." Group asserts that Bush fails to prosecute criminals who break states gun laws, comparing that to Bush's position about enforcing existing laws (http://www.handguncontrol.org/press/release.asp?Record=20).

** To draw attention to safe storage message, Common Sense About Kids and Guns distributes press release with headline stating that "Gun Accidents and Suicides Increase Among Kids." Group highlights what it calls 21% increase in two subcategories from 1997 to 1998. That percentage is possible due to small size of categories –– in one case, it is achieved with a 6 death increase, in another, a 27 death increase. Nearly all subcategories are down. Overall gunshot deaths for children and youth are down in all age groups. (http://www.kidsandguns.org/study/inthenews.asp?ID=419). See my analysis of this abused statistic by clicking here or going to http://www.keepandbeararms.com/newsarchives/XcNewsPlus.asp?cmd=view&articleid=710.

** Million Mom March, in the second in a series on its founders, profiles Julie Levi, a Long Island promotional item “creator.” Crediting her with providing the 30,000 shirts sold at the May march. Group notes, “There was a saying that nothing could ruin a crooked politician's day more than a knock on the door from 60 Minutes. Now it's the moms in the tee-shirts who strike fear into their hearts. Thanks, Julie!” First profile was of Amy Putnam, who designed the group’s logo: a handgun used as a vase (http://www.millionmommarch.com/home/index.cfm?page=mom&action=mom)

** Violence Policy Center web site gets facelift. Home page relies more on text-driven format with fewer and smaller graphics (http://www.vpc.org).

** Partnership Against Gun Violence – group supporting registration of ammo – posts two patents of technology it says would help towards that goal (http://www.pagv.org/pagvpatent1.html) and (http://www.pagv.org/pagvpatent2.html).

** Denver Million Mom March chapter meets 3rd Monday of each month (Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 18) at 6:45pm at
Montview Presbyterian Church located at the corner of Montview and Dahlia just a few blocks east of the Museum of Natural History ... Boulder chapter meets last Monday of each month (Oct. 30, Nov. 27, Dec. 25) 7:30pm Methodist Church at 14th and Spruce (http://www.millionmomcolorado.com/events.html). [Editor's Note: Drop on in if you live in the area and give us a full report.]

** Toll free calls to be aired in 8 hour webcast for Pledge Against Gun Violence Oct. 17, noon to 8 p.m. Event occurs on http://www.teenwebtalk.com. Phone number to appear there that day. Prior to event, leave recorded messages at 1-877-531-TALK (8255).

** Prominent gun-control activist, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy to be speaker at Oct. 17 Pledge Against Gun Violence assembly at Freeport High School, Freeport, NY, 10:30 am. Other Pledge activities around the nation Oct. 17: assembly, Tarrant Middle School, Birmingham, Ala., 9am ... rally, Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta, 10am, State Sen. David Scott to speak ... radio program, B-96, Chicago, 9am ... assemblies at two Chicago schools: St. Mary’s, Star of the Sea, 1:30pm, and Steinmetz High School, 9am, Rep Rod Blagojevich to speak ... assembly, Greenleaf Elementary School, Haverill, Mass., 9am ... assembly, Birmingham Covington School, Birmingham, Mich., 9am, students from Carstens Elementary, Detroit, to attend ... assembly, St. Croix Lutheran School, St. Paul, Minn., 1:45pm ... assembly, Eastern Senior High School, Washington, D.C., 1:30pm.
(http://www.pledge.org/press/happen2k.html)

** Ceasefire New Jersey to host Oct. 18 rally in Monclair: “Bush and Guns.” Group says it will “dramatize George W Bush’s horrific record on guns.” Time: 3:30pm. (http://www.ceasefirenjshore.com/ [loads like molasses])

** Directions to October 18 “statewide meeting” of Connecticut Against Gun Violence can are online at
http://www.cagv.org/meeting.pdf. You need a .pdf reader.

** Route in Boston of Nov. 5 gun control fund raiser Walk to Stop Hand Gun Violence [sic.] is online at
http://www.walktostophandgunviolence.com/map.htm. Proceeds go to Massachusetts chapters of Pax USA.

** Criminal and social justice committee of National Council of Mayors to meet Jan. 18, 2000; 2pm at national meeting Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C. At Seattle meeting in June, committee passed resolution calling for passage of Million Mom March legislative agenda (http://www.usmayors.org/uscm/resolutions/68th_conference/) and calling on Congress to fully fund firearm tracing project (http://www.usmayors.org/uscm/resolutions/68th_conference/).

** Moveon.org provides web site to facilitate contributions to candidates it supports. Group has expanded mission to include helping elect pro gun control candidates. Original mission was to defeat representatives and senators who took prominent role in fight to impeach Clinton. (https://www.moveon.org/donate/allalpha.html)

** Change the Congress Project GunVote, sponsored by gun control activist Sen Barbara Boxer, lists five targeted races to help elect candidates who support further gun laws (http://www.changethecongress.com/gunvote/hotraces.html).

** Saved yourself or a loved one with a gun? Enter your story at Web of Hope, a site dedicated to collecting stories for use in gun control propaganda (http://www.webofhope.org/). You can do the same at the Million Mom March Foundation web page (http://www.bellcampaign.org/Memorial/form.htm). Or at Women Against Gun Violence web page (http://www.wagv.org/memorial/Tribute%20Form.htm). KeepAndBearArms.com is also eager to publish Guns Save Lives stories; submit to this website here, and please follow requested guidelines: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/newsarchives/XcNPAdd.asp

Do you have an item I should include or a group I should watch? Email me at dischord@keepandbeararms.com


Sean Oberle is a featured writer with KeepAndBearArms.com whose archive is kept here:
http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com/Oberle. Distribution permitted and encouraged. Please say you saw it first on KeepAndBearArms.com.

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