New chairman at Brady
The Brady Campaign has announced that Paul Helmke will take over as their president. He replaces former Congressman Michael Barnes. Helmke was mayor of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and lost in the congressional primary against Rep. Souter. Basically, their leadership is changing from an antigun Democrat to an antigun Republican.
I can remember back to when it was the National Council to Control Handguns. Then (because the name was too close to the National Coalition to Ban Handguns) it became Handgun Control Inc., and then the Brady Campaign. In its first incarnation, curiously, it argued that gun registration, permits, etc. are useless against crime -- back then it had hopes of a handgun ban, and feared that these would be used to head off that move.
"Meet the new boss,
Same as the old boss"
from Won't Get Fooled Again,
on Who's Next,
by Pete Townshend of The Who
Posted by: RKV at May 10, 2006 03:13 PM