Think Progress reports that the American Legislative Exchange Council sent a letter, supposedly signed by 300 local legislators, to Senator Dick Durbin. Durbin wants to investigate the role of ALEC in crafting Stand Your Ground (aka Right to Be Shot and Killed by a Gun Nut) laws in over half of US states. The laws, for the most part, are copy and paste jobs of ALEC's model.
The letter was supposed to have carried the clout of about 300 state legislators who signed onto it, but, according to an investigation by progressive group by ProgressNow, many of the signatures on that letter were falsified or duplicated.
The group said it was signed by 293 elected officials. But, ProgressNow found, 55 of the signatures are “blatantly invalid.”
“[A] simple Google search found that seven of the signatures on the letter were unidentifiable, four were spouses of elected lawmakers, 35 of the signatures were duplications and one was an expletive rant,” said ProgressNow Research Director Brian Wietgrefe in a release.
Silly ALEC can't even tell the truth about letters it's sending Senators.
Several NC legislators are on the list. If you value the safety of yourself and your children - and abhor groups like ALEC buying and paying for your state legislators - keep these names in mind come election time.
Oh - One of the names isn't (wasn't) even an elected official in NC.
Sarah Stevens, District 90
D Craig Horn, District 68
Marilyn Avila, District 40
Tim Moffitt, District 116
Edward Masso - Former COO of NC Dept of Public Affairs, Resigned 07/26
Jason Saine, District 97
Susan Martin, Distric 8
Oh, btw, an Arizona legislator signed it this way:
Signed as "Hey Dick Kiss My Ass! Shooter from Arizona"
ALEC - keepin' it classy!
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