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Sandy Hook families' NRA campaign violation complaint being investigated

http://www.newstimes...ion-6509009.php

NEWTOWN - Connecticut elections officials are investigating a complaint against the NRA of improper campaign financing brought by family members of Sandy Hook massacre victims.

The state Elections Enforcement Commission confirmed Wednesday it is investigating a complaint against the NRA brought last month by Carlos Soto of Stratford, whose sister Victoria Soto was killed trying to protect her first-grade students at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, among others.

The complaint accuses the NRA of improperly funding dozens of legislative campaigns including an effort to oppose Gov. Dannel Malloy's 2014 gubernatorial run.

Among those who signed the complaint was Po Murray, the mother of four former Sandy Hook School students, and the chairman of the Newtown Action Alliance, a gun safety advocacy group.

"This is not a validation of our work yet, but we are thrilled that an investigation is moving forward," Murray said on Wednesday.
 

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*sniff-sniff* I smell Bloomberg...smells like sewer rat mixed with eau de Holier-than-thou.
 

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You would think that we members would be upset that the NRA board did this....NOT! I am sorry for everyone"s loss but give up and get on with your lives. If you really want to make a difference, petition the government to find out what meds Adam Lanza was taking that would make him go off like this or why was he not institutionalized.
 

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You would think that we members would be upset that the NRA board did this....NOT! I am sorry for everyone"s loss but give up and get on with your lives. If you really want to make a difference, petition the government to find out what meds Adam Lanza was taking that would make him go off like this or why was he not institutionalized.
No, no, no! It was all the fault of that black metal object with plastic pieces attached to itself because it drove itself to the school, opened the doors and shot all those victims. Lanza was just an accomplice.
 

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Here is a bit more info ... http://www.courant.c...19-story.html�� I guess the newstimes was pressed for space on this piece... here is a bit more of the story.

Gun control advocates have filed an elections enforcement complaint against the NRA, accusing the gun-rights group of violating state campaign finance law.
But the NRA provided documentation that disputes the group's claims.

The complaint, filed Wednesday with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, alleges that the NRA's federal political action committee was used to fund contributions to candidates for state office, a strategy which it says violates Connecticut law.
"The NRA's effort to subvert Connecticut's campaign finance laws is literally putting lives in danger" said Carlos Soto, whose sister, Victoria Soto, was one of six teachers killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. "There is so much at stake when it comes to ending gun violence, and we won't let our state elections be corrupted by the NRA's dirty campaign tricks." cComments

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In addition to Soto, the complaint was signed by Sarah Clements, a gun control advocate whose mother was a second grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School and survived the shooting, and Po Murray, the mother of four children who attended the school. It was also filed by Brown University student Duncan Weinstein, and Sam Bell, state coordinator of the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats. Weinstein and Bell brought a similar complaint in Rhode Island.
NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker called the filing "a baseless complaint [that] is nothing more than politically motivated harassment of the NRA by gun control advocates."

Baker added: "The frivolous allegations are without merit, and the NRA has provided documentation that shows the expenditures and contributions in question were made in compliance with the law."
The complaint alleges that about $9,000 in campaign donations to Connecticut politicians appears to have come from the national NRA PAC.
The NRA disputes that and provided paperwork showing that each of the donations listed in the complaint were made from the Connecticut account. Baker said the national NRA PAC did not transfer money to the Connecticut PAC.
The complaint also accused the NRA of improperly transferring more than $20,000 from the federal PAC to the Connecticut account to fund an independent expenditure campaign against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in 2014. Malloy is a vocal advocate of stronger gun control laws.
But the form filed by the NRA with the state elections enforcement panel in connection with the independent expenditure shows it was made by the federal PAC in accordance with state law. The $42,000 expenditure, which paid for an anti-Malloy direct mail campaign, was paid for by the National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund federal PAC.
The NRA federal PAC was one of dozens of out-of-state group that poured money into the Connecticut governor's race during the last election cycle. The pro-gun control Independence USA, a Super PAC financed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, spent more than $1 million in support of Malloy.
UPDATE: Late Wednesday, a spokesman for the gun control group sent an email in response to the NRA's comments.
"We dispute the NRA's description of the facts, and the complaint did not make any claims about the $42,000 independent expenditure,'' said Douglas Heller. "So, while they may be trying to focus on their disclosure of some unrelated expenditures, they have not explained the illegally solicited funds that were used to support Connecticut politicians or a completely different [independent expenditure] against Gov. Malloy that was funded by the State PAC."
The State Elections Enforcement Commission has seven days to determine whether the charges outlined in the complaint merit a full investigation.
 

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The man was mentally unstable. There are laws that do not allow him to own or posses weapons. Unfortunately they were not enforced. Who's fault is that? Will more laws that will not be enforced help?
They suffered a terrible loss but that does not mean we should lose are rights. If anything sue the government that makes laws they cannot or will not enforce
 

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Wait, the NRA spent $42k, and Bloomberg spent over a million dollars in that campaign, and the NRA was illegally "swaying" the election somehow? Really?

And who is paying the lawyers for the crying mommies?

Well, I may just send a few bucks to the NRA for trying to win one for us Americans.
 
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