BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) today is requesting that the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigate whether a gun purchase, acknowledged by gun control advocate Sarah Brady in her newly-released autobiography, violated state and federal gun laws.
Brady describes the purchase of a .30-06-caliber rifle with telescopic sight – a gun that might easily be described as a “sniper rifle” by gun control groups such as the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Violence Policy Center – in her book, A Good Fight. Brady writes that she bought the rifle for her son, but notes that it was her background, not the son’s, that was checked to complete the purchase at an unidentified Delaware gun shop.
“From all appearances,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “Sarah Brady exploited one of those so-called loopholes in the Brady Law, for which she arduously campaigned, to get a gun for her son. This gun was allegedly a gift, but for someone who has demanded background checks for every other American before they can take possession of a firearm, we think the public deserves to know why she evidently felt it was okay to skirt that requirement for her own son.”
Added CCRKBA Executive Director Joe Waldron: “In the interest of equal justice for all, this case begs investigation. Mrs. Brady’s admission, in her own autobiography, underscores the elitist attitude that seems to be universally shared by gun control extremists across the country. They place themselves above or beyond the requirements of a law for which they have demanded compliance from everyone else. This is the ultimate hypocrisy.”
According to a report in the New York Daily News, Brady’s purchase of the rifle for her son, Scott, “could be illegal under (Delaware) state law if Brady did not also say who she was buying the gun for and submit his ‘name, rank an serial number’ for a full check.” There is no indication in the book that Scott’s name was submitted for a check, or that Mrs. Brady even told the gun shop operator that she was buying the rifle for someone else.
“There must be a Form 4473 on file at the gun shop, and with the BATF,” Gottlieb noted, “and all we are asking is that the agency check to see whether it was properly filled out. There could have been a serious violation of state and federal law, and Sarah Brady is subject to those laws, just like the millions of other Americans whose firearm civil rights she has steadfastly worked to destroy.”