Your Take: Guns and Divisive Rhetoric to Honor Lincoln and King?

The president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence notes the irony of the planned Aug. 28 rally at the Lincoln Memorial featuring Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and Wayne LaPierre of the NRA.

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Are Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Wayne LaPierre and Ted Nugent the new keepers of King's dream and of Lincoln's legacy? Or do they, with this event at this place and time, in one of the boldest and most public ways imaginable, mock and, indeed, slander everything for which these men so nobly stood, and for which they died?

Paul Helmke is president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the nation's largest nonpartisan grass-roots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence. The Brady Campaign is devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work and in our communities.

This blog originally appeared on The Huffington Post and at as "Guns, Divisive Rhetoric to 'Honor' Lincoln and King?"

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