Another "grassroots" surrogate of Joyce Foundation
So... I come across a press release today from the Legal Community Against Violence, which claims it was founded by attorneys in response to gun violence, etc., etc., and has created a "a first-of-its-kind publication designed for public officials and advocates working to reduce gun violence across the country."
My first thought: one more Joyce Foundation clone, a supposed "grassroots" organization in fact created by Joyce's millions, and with a membership at best in the dozens. But perhaps I'm too cynical.
Nope. Hop over to Joyce Foundation's webpage and we find among its grants:
"Legal Community Against Violence
San Francisco, CA $380,000
For general support. (2 yrs.)"
And, as might be expected, a search of Legal Comm. Against Violence's own website reveals... not one mention of who are their officers, directors, or how many members they have. In fact, no names at all. One more plywood cutout, backed by Joyce's money.
Jim Dewey, of Dewey Ex Machina sent the following, which for no reason I can understand got stopped by my spam filter:
LCAV appears to be part of Firearms Law Center [also funded by Joyce]
FIREARMS LAW CENTER
SUE ANN L. SCHIFF, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, &
SAYRE WEAVER, LEGAL DIRECTOR
268 BUSH STREET #555
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94104
David, Glad you made it back from the People's Republic. Some of us inmates are still here. With respect to the Joyce Foundation and their ilk, what does it take to make these guys life unpleasant?
Posted by: RKV at August 17, 2006 08:33 PM
"With respect to the Joyce Foundation and their ilk, what does it take to make these guys life unpleasant?"
Just keep buying and shooting guns, that in itself has them upset.
Posted by: BobG at August 18, 2006 10:11 AM
Mark Karlin & Associates
Chicago, IL $650,000
To support the continued efforts of its Freedom States Alliance, a project to promote financial self-sufficiency and effective media, public, and policy-maker education efforts among gun violence prevention groups, especially those in Illinois and Wisconsin.
I wonder how much of that $650,000 grant the Gun Guys gets? Which begs the question, are the Gun Guys yet another extension of the Joyce Foundation?
Posted by: Gunstar1 at August 18, 2006 01:15 PM
How can I get a peice of that action?
I would be more than willing to put up a website that subtly parodies the victim-disarmament crowd for $650k ...
Posted by: Kristopher at August 18, 2006 03:14 PM
So how does this work?
I assume that one/some/several people approached the Joyce Foundation with a proposal to "do something" and requested $380,000. If they do that 'something' successfully, then the next time they ask for money, they have a track record and can get more.
What do these people want to do? How can we thwart them while they are still small?
Posted by: Jim D. at August 18, 2006 07:25 PM
Domain Name: LCAV.ORG
Created On: 14-Apr-1998 04:00:00 UTC
Last Updated On: 25-Oct-2004 02:32:46 UTC
Expiration Date: 13-Apr-2008 04:00:00 UTC
268 Bush Street, Suite 555
San Francisco, CA 94104-3503
Posted by: Jim D. at August 18, 2006 07:39 PM
Thats amazing! $380K!! Is there any group offering grants to pro-gun groups? My group is desperatly trying to figure out how to fund a Westlaw account, and that's just a measley $4,200!
Posted by: Jim at August 18, 2006 11:31 PM
I hope you're keeping track of all these shill organizations that the anti-gun lobby has been setting up. It might be useful to set up a separate website for all of them, showing all the incestuous linkages between the players...
Posted by: Nimrod45 at August 19, 2006 07:22 PM