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Sesame Street/NRA-ILA Contribution Tie-In

Something for the "Oh, for pity's sake!" file from the Philadelphia Daily News.  What I love is the way the newsies twist it around to where Elmo's threatening someone…


NRA -Sesame Place tie draws gun-foes' fire

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Put the gun down, Elmo.

That's the war cry of gun-control advocates after learning that a National Rifle Association Web site is offering discounted tickets to Sesame Place and other kid-friendly theme parks – in return for donations to the NRA's political arm, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA).

"This is a very strange thing, the connection between guns, the NRA and Sesame Place," said Bryan Miller, executive director of Ceasefire NJ. "It looks to me like a PR nightmare."

"There is no conflict of interest by having the theme-park tickets available," said NRA spokeswoman Ashley Varner.


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