Dishonesty is a hallmark of the anti-Second Amendment camp, as proven by the Million Mom March in 2000. This organization:
(1) Used 501(c)(3) tax-exempt money to promote House candidates on its website, and also the Mother’s Day march that the NRA rightly called a thinly-disguised campaign rally for Al Gore.
(2) Solicited donor money, volunteer time, and corporate contributions under fraudulent pretenses, such as the assertion that firearm misuse kills 12 children every day. Numerous members of Congress, along with Senator Dianne Feinstein, made themselves parties to this falsehood. The group also told donors and contributors that the money was going to be used to promote “gun safety.”
(3) Filed a Form 990 tax return that said the group engaged in no efforts to influence legislation, and spent no money to influence legislation or public opinion on legislative issues.