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Peter Hamm, 202-289-5792,

NRA, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin Plan Rally at Lincoln Memorial on Day of King March

WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association, Sarah Palin and
Glenn Beck are using the anniversary and site of Dr. Martin Luther
King's 1963 March on Washington for what they are calling a
"Restoring Honor Rally."

Calling the date of this rally "divine providence," Beck, the talk
show host, has partnered with the NRA and Palin to help him generate
interest in the August 28 event. The NRA placed a four-page
advertisement for the event outside its monthly magazine, First Freedom.
The ad is at

In a blog just posted, Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke today

"*this is the same Glenn Beck, a life-member of the NRA, who has
insulted the Anti-Defamation League; challenged Keith Ellison, a Muslim
who had just been elected to Congress to ‘prove to me you are not
working with our enemies;' repeatedly called President Obama ‘a
racist' and accused him of having ‘ a deep-seated hatred for white
people.' *

"This is the same Sarah Palin, who has purposely stoked fears and
resentment among gun-owners by wrongly accusing President Obama of
wanting to ban guns; who disregards the 70 percent of Americans who want
restrictions on semi-automatic assault weapons; and rejects the medical
community's assertion that gun violence in America is a national
health problem.

"This is the same Wayne LaPierre, who insists that ‘*it's the
guys with the guns make the rules'* a statement that bears eerie
similarity to the one John Wilkes Booth authored in a letter on April
14, 1865, the morning before he assassinated Lincoln, that ‘might
makes right.'*

Are Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre*, at this place
and time, the new keepers of King's dream and of Lincoln's legacy?
Or do they, with this event at this place and time, in one of the
boldest and most public ways imaginable, mock, and indeed, slander,
everything for which these men so nobly stood, and for which they

The blog is on the Huffington Post at
and the Brady Campaign website at


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