BELLEVUE, Wash., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second
Amendment Foundation today sent a letter to ABC News President David
Westin, asking that reporter Sam Donaldson be barred from ever again
reporting on gun rights issues, because he is serving as master of
ceremonies at a fund-raiser for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Donaldson is hosting the event May 15 in Washington, D.C. His
appearance, said SAF founder Alan Gottlieb, reinforces the opinion of this
nation's gun owners that ABC and its reporters for the most part share an
"We believe that the appearance of such a high-profile ABC reporter and
commentator as the host of an event that raises money for one of the
nation's most hysteria-driven gun control organizations is a terrible
breach of propriety," Gottlieb said.
"Donaldson is actually out there in the spotlight," he continued,
"helping this anti-gun organization raise hundreds of thousands of dollars
that will be used to trample our Second Amendment rights. It's as bad as
Dan Rather being the keynoter at a Democrat Party event in Texas a few
"Any appearance of fairness that Donaldson may have had on the gun
rights issue just went out the window," Gottlieb observed. "As of now, Mr.
Donaldson has zero credibility on any level that deals with firearms, and
the same pretty much goes with ABC News as a news agency.
"Donaldson has no business hosting a fund raising event for a gun
control organization, and ABC News has no business allowing it," Gottlieb
"By participating in this event, Sam Donaldson and ABC News just spit
in the faces of 80 million law-abiding gun owners," Gottlieb concluded,
"and I guarantee sponsors of ABC News are going to hear from all of us."
The Second Amendment Foundation (http://www.saf.org) is the nation's
oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal
action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately
own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more
than 600,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to
better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.
SOURCE Second Amendment Foundation