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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Obama Gets "F" Rating from Brady Campaign

I never thought I would see a candidate or an elected official get an "F" rating from the NRA and from the Brady Campaign but The Hill newspaper is reporting today that The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has given President Obama a "failing grade" for "running away from gun control."

"It’s been a very disappointing year for us, especially considering what he campaigned on,” the group’s president, Paul Helmke, said during an appearance on
MSNBC.

“This year they ran away from the issue, and actually signed two repeals of good gun legislation,” said Helmke.

An administration spokesperson did not respond directly to the Brady news but had this lame answer regarding what they have done to fight crime:

The Recovery Act and the administration’s 2010 budget included a major investment in law enforcement, including billions in funding for communities to hire police officers and to improve their ability to fight crime...
I wonder if those new police hires mentioned were included in all those new jobs reported on Recovery.gov in non-existent congressional districts and zip codes that we keep hearing so much about?

It may get worse for Helmke and his group should Scott Brown pull off the upset of the century in the Massachusetts special election today. If you think congress critters are "gun shy" now, wait until they lose a seat they thought was theirs in perpetuity and they won't touch a controversial issue between now and election day 2010.

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