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Look who's demanding gun control.

Robyn Anderson thinks background checks to buy a gun should be expanded. Testifying before the Colorado House Judiciary hearing, Anderson claimed that background checks would serve to inhibit gun purchases--not by criminals, but by people who would pass such checks!

Anderson acted as a straw purchaser for Columbine killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. She knowingly bought guns for minors who would not have passed a check. Yet she was credited with "turning the tide" to pass a gun show background check expansion bill affecting those who would.

Mark Manes wants nothing to do with firearms. He thinks his morn, a long-time Handgun Control, Inc., activist, was "really fight all along" when she warned him against having anything to do with them.

Manes was sentenced to a six-year term for his role in providing Harris and Klebold with a TEC-DC9 pistol and two 50-round boxes of ammunition.

Barbara Graham believes so strongly in gun control, she became active in a group that helped sponsor the Million Morn March's Washington DC rally, where she "spoke out ... and helped memorialize the dead."

But DC's gun bans didn't stop Graham from obtaining a .45 caliber handgun, and paralyzing a man she mistakenly thought had killed her son.

Annette Stevens was so against guns she became president of the Springfield, Illinois, chapter of the Million Mom March, where she played a leadership role in advancing that group's anti-gun agenda.

Yet when police executed a search warrant related to recent drive-by shootings, they reportedly found illegal drugs and a handgun--for which she did not have a state-required Firearms Owner Identification card. Press reports said the serial number had been filed off the gun, another violation.

Amy Fisher writes a newspaper column where she calls for more gun control laws.

"Assault weapons were designed for military use," she declared in support of extending the federal ban, even though none of the weapons affected have select-fire capabilities. "If a law-abiding citizen has such a yearning to possess one of these weapons, then let that person join the Marines."

Compare this to sentiments expressed by Heinrich Himmler, who declared "Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA. Ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State."

Fisher, of course, gained national notoriety in 1992 as "the Long Island Lolita," after shooting her lover's defenseless wife in the head.

Robyn, Mark, Barbara, Annette and Amy all advocate stricter citizen disarmament laws, presumably because you and I can't be trusted to own and use firearms responsibly. Theirs are among the voices urging our lawmakers to pass increasingly restrictive edicts against the right to keep and bear arms of people who have committed no crimes.

It's said we're known by the company we keep, but perhaps it's not fair to judge a movement by the actions of a few. Still, don't you find it curious that out of 4 million members, we can find no examples of NRA members generating similar headlines?

Visit David Codrea's online journal The War on Guns at waronguns.blogspot.com.
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Title Annotation:RIGHTS WATCH
Author:Codrea, David
Publication:Guns Magazine
Date:Aug 1, 2005
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