SAF Wants Donaldson Barred From Gun Stories After Hosting Brady Fete

Apr 30, 2007, 01:00 ET from Second Amendment Foundation

    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
 anti-gun philosophy.
     "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
 years ago.
     "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 ( 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