Joan Peterson of the Brady Campaign, Million Mom March, and The Joyce Foundation has a Post up about her meeting with Mary McFate.
Overall I have little issue with what Ms. McFate did, she didn’t commit a crime for joining the Brady Campaign, and as an NRA Member she was already Persona Non-Grata anyway. Still this comment amused me from Joan.
She, of course, was quite interested in what I was doing back home in Minnesota and so I told her about some of our ideas and our campaign. She thought they were good ideas actually. She was also interested in my personal story which I now know was a totally insincere and cynical ploy on her part to prey on victims.
Rather Ironic as Joan constantly trumpets the Death of her sister, and often juxtaposes that crime when talking about laws that would have done NOTHING to have saved her sister.
Same with Sarah Brady using the injury of her husband James to push the Brady Bill, and the Federal Assault Weapons ban. Neither of which would have stopped John Hinkley.
Same with Collin Goddard who uses the death of his fellow students, and his personal injuries to push laws that would leave us all as defenseless as him if we were involved in a similar attack.
Was McFate really “preying on Victims” or simply exposing hucksters at their scams?
Oh one more money-quote from Joan in the comments:
We are pretty “what you see is what you get” sort of people.” I can tell you for sure that we are NOT trying to infiltrate the NRA. That is just total nonsense.
I believe that, they don’t have the people to spare to sever ties with and send them into the NRA.
Also given that ANYBODY can Join the NRA, hell I heard a few gun bloggers gave Guy Cabot a gift-membership to the NRA just to annoy him. The NRA is an open organization, while the Brady Campaign is a closed organization that only invites people to join, and asks the rest to send money.