12 October 2007

Rudy To Speak To Anti-Gun Police "Association" This Weekend

Tomorrow begins the three-day annual meeting of the so-called International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in New Orleans. The vehemently anti-gun IACP. And the keynote speaker of the IACP Foundation dinner/fundraiser is none other than presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. The same Rudy Giulani who is busy courting Second Amendment supporters in a bid to overcome years of advocating harsh gun controls.

Now one might think it merely a coincidence . . . but facts, they are troublesome.

IACP earlier this year published a scathing report on gun violence, calling for controls, confiscations and registration of virtually everything that makes for a fun hour, or weekend, at the range. National media went "ga-ga" over the report, gushing about how police feel guns need to be controlled in the U.S. But what most people don't know is that the Joyce Foundation, which funds many anti-gun crusades, helped write the IACP report. More specifically, it appears that the Joyce Foundation's public relations agency of record -- Valerie Denney Communications -- wrote the report from cover-to-cover.

Yep, the International Association of Chiefs of Police has been bought and paid for by the Joyce Foundation. And new gun supporter Rudy Guliani is going to be their keynote speaker at their major annual fundraiser this weekend. What will his message be????

POSTSCRIPT -- The Ohio Coalition Against Handgun Violence, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is virtually bought and paid for by the Joyce Foundation. Ditto the organizations Ceasefire New Jersey and Ceasefire Pennsylvania, which act as storefronts for the Joyce Foundation in that part of the U.S. More than just a disturbing trend, isn't it?


45superman said...

I would really like to find a transcript or audio file of Rudy's speech to the IACP--I think it would be very interesting to compare to his speech to the NRA.

Any idea of where to look for such a thing?

Brent Greer said...

I looked at YouTube...found no video posted of his remarks. Nothing on the IACP's website either. I have written to Rudy's campaign twice asking for a transcript of his remarks, or even his planned remarks. Nothing. He probably told them what they wanted to hear.