Brady Campaign wants expanded ban, invents new demon, says Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke has, perhaps inadvertently, revealed his…

Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke has, perhaps inadvertently, revealed his intentions to push for an expanded ban on semiautomatic sport-utility rifles, and he invented a new demon in the process, proving he has no intention of finding common ground with gun owners, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

Writing yesterday in his blog on the Opposing Views forum about his meeting with Obama administration officials last week, Helmke outlined his wish list, which includes “increasing the number and type of military-style weapons, including ‘assault clips,’ that should not be readily available to civilians…”

“So, this is Paul Helmke’s definition of a ‘new discussion’ that President Obama mentioned in his Op-Ed column two weeks ago,” observed CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Sounds like the same old rhetoric to us. Helmke wants to ban a larger number of commonly-owned firearms, and he has invented a new term to demonize a commonly-owned shooting accessory. Maybe that’s what Helmke thinks Obama meant.”

In his column, Helmke once again alludes to the “flood of guns being illegally trafficked” to Mexico. Gottlieb said there is one glaring omission in his statement.

“Nowhere does Helmke mention that this so-called ‘flood of guns’ was evidently accelerated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ scandalous Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious,” he observed. “Maybe Helmke doesn’t watch CBS news or read the newspapers, which have revealed that those ATF operations funneled thousands of guns into the black market pipeline that goes into Mexico.

“Helmke complained that one gun rights organization has declined to participate in what is quickly looking like a charade,” Gottlieb stated. “The Citizens Committee is still waiting for an invitation, because we would be happy to talk about all of the guns this administration has supplied to Mexican criminals.

“Paul Helmke and Barack Obama aren’t interested in any ‘new discussion’,” Gottlieb concluded. “They’re just putting a new wrapping on stale ideas and hoping the public doesn’t recognize the difference.”

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at or by email to

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  • Jameson

    Maybe they missed the fact that all those guns trafficed in are actually legitimate sales to the mexican government then resold to the gangs they protect. maybe, just maybe, its not our place to CARE about Mexico’s internal struggles with corruption except when it spills to our borders. Maybe, we should stop letting other countries with horrible track records tell us what is safe and healthy for our country. Mexico, a country our government has warned us is unsafe to travel to, has a complete ban on guns. The UN recently declared that out of all 12 of its “higher industrialized nations” the UK has the highest percentage of violent crimes, and those involving guns, despite their totalitarian vision of gun-control. criminals dont care, theyre already breaking the law. When guns are outlawed, only the outlaws will have guns.

  • NEIL

    Round up everyone one of these ass hats and send them to Antarctica, no one has guns there.

  • Native Texan/American

    Go ahead, ban em’. I’ll buy enough to last before you do, and enough ammo to stack in each one, and them some…FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS.