August 7, 2008, - 11:33 am

NRA Had Spy in Gun Control Group; Muslims Have Spy in NRA

By Debbie Schlussel
It’s kind of incredible that a woman who already acted as a spy and infiltrated animal rights groups on behalf of a medical supply business was not discovered and was able to infiltrate gun control groups for the NRA. It tells you that the gun control nuts don’t vet their people too well. Methinks that will change now.
When reading this story, keep in mind that while the NRA had its spy in the gun control groups, a more dangerous gun control group–Islam–has its spy on the Board of the NRA–bearded (in many senses), pan-Islamist mouth-frother Grover Norquist.


Mary McFate, NRA’s Spy in Gun Control Groups;

Grover Norquist, Islamofascists’ Spy in NRA

A gun-control activist who championed the cause for more than a decade and served on the boards of two anti-violence groups is suspected of working as a paid spy for the National Rifle Association, and now those organizations are expelling her and sweeping their offices for bugs.
The suggestion that Mary Lou McFate was a double agent is contained in a deposition filed as part of a contract dispute involving a security firm. The muckraking magazine Mother Jones, in a story last week, was the first to report on McFate’s alleged dual identity. . . .
The 62-year-old former flight attendant and sex counselor [DS: interesting job combo] from Sarasota, Fla., is not new to the world of informants.
She infiltrated an animal-rights group in the late 1980s at the request of U.S. Surgical, and befriended an activist who was later convicted in a pipe bomb attack against the medical-supply business, U.S. Surgical acknowledged in news reports at the time. U.S. Surgical had come under fire for using dogs for research and training.
McFate resurfaced in Pennsylvania and has since spent years as an unpaid board member of CeaseFirePA and an organization called States United to Prevent Gun Violence. She also twice pushed unsuccessfully to join the board of the nation’s largest gun-control group, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
“It raises some real concerns with the tactics of the NRA. If they’ve got one person, maybe they have more. If they’ve done this dirty trick, what else have they done?” said Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign, which planned to search its offices for listening devices and computer spyware. . . .
At States United, McFate served as federal legislation director, meeting with members of Congress on Capitol Hill and writing letters. Over the years, she also stuffed envelopes, attended rallies and took part in conference calls and strategy sessions.
In retrospect, Helmke said, he now realizes McFate stopped by the Washington office for meetings and conference calls that could have been handled by phone, and perhaps pushed too hard to join the board or lobby Congress.
But as for any secrets she might have been privy to, the gun-control groups said they have little to hide, since they put their message and information about their budgets on the Web.
The allegations against McFate stem from a lawsuit brought against officials with Beckett Brown International, a now-defunct security firm based in Maryland. A former beer distributor who bankrolled the firm accused them of defrauding him.
Boxes of documents filed in the dispute reveal that McFate worked as a subcontractor for Beckett Brown and that the firm’s clients included the NRA. And they show that McFate billed the firm for unspecified intelligence-gathering services, submitting among other things a request for a $4,500-a-month retainer in 1999.
The documents also reveal that McFate — that is her maiden name; her married name is Mary Lou Sapone — tried to get daughter-in-law Montgomery Sapone hired by Beckett Brown. Montgomery Sapone worked as an intern at Brady Campaign headquarters in 2003, the gun-control group said. . . .
Timothy Ward, a former Beckett Brown principal who said in a sworn statement that McFate worked for the firm, declined comment Tuesday through a person who answered the phone at his new company, Chesapeake Strategies Group. The NRA now uses that firm for intelligence-gathering, another Chesapeake official said in a deposition. . . .
“I feel flattered that the NRA would feel that they would have to infiltrate Ceasefire of PA. Obviously, they’re hearing our footsteps,” said Phil Goldsmith, the group’s president. “Frankly, I think it’s a waste of their money. We don’t deal in state secrets.”

While this woman was paid $4,500 a month in 1999 from the NRA, being a spy for Islam pays better. Just ask the well-funded Grover Norquist, who not only laundered money for Jack Abramoff and Indian Tribes and their casinos, but also has taken some hefty fees from extremist Muslims in the Gulf.
The difference: The NRA has long known about Norquist’s activities on behalf of Islamists bent on destroying America. Yet, it has kept Norquist on its national board. The gun control group is voting to get rid of the NRA’s spy from its board forthwith.
If you’re an NRA member, ask them why Grover Norquist is still on their board. His Islamic paymasters believe in gun control for everyone but Muslims.
To give you an idea of how well Islamists have infiltrated the NRA via Grover Norquist, you should note that in 2002, after a couple of years of speaking at the NRA’s annual convention, I was invited yet again–in writing–and accepted–in writing.
But, soon, an NRA official telephoned to disinvite me, because NRA Board Member Grover Norquist didn’t like that I had written about Sami Al-Arian’s terrorist activities on behalf of Islamic Jihad (including the murder of American college student Alisa Flatow) and about Congressman Darrell Issa a/k/a Jihad Darrell’s support for Hezbollah (Issa also said the Republican Party’s biggest problems are their positions on abortion and gun control).
At the end of the day, I was reinvited, after I informed the NRA that I would talk on the Howard Stern show about how the NRA answers to Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah, rather than worrying about defending the Second Amendment. Wayne LaPierre personally apologized to me, thanked me for not saying anything about it, and vowed to get rid of Grover Norquist, but he never did. The same goes for Jewish NRA board members including past President Sandy Froman, who likes to throw her Jewishness around. It’s because they did nothing that Grover is still on the NRA board.
And after speaking at the 2002 NRA convention, I was never invited back. The NRA is Islamist occupied territory.

6 Responses

When the NRA says they’re against gun control, they mean it. They don’t ask people what their politics are. They’re more afraid of the U.S. government than they are of domestic terrorists.
I used to be an NRA member. While I think they do many good things, I also find that there is a culture of paranoia in that organization that I’m not comfortable with. That’s why I left.
I think you may have discoverd that the NRA wants everybody to be able to own a firearm including Islamists. As such, I’m hardly surprised to find Islamists involved in the NRA.

There is NO Santa Claus on August 7, 2008 at 12:40 pm

This is so typical of the new media revolution. Most of us are just average citizens, doing the job our jounalists, legislature, and law enforcement officials (ICE) refuse to do. I’m vaguely remembering your reports from local mosques, Debbie. This is the kind of investigating that won’t get done if we don’t do it ourselves.

dm60462 on August 7, 2008 at 12:51 pm

The NRA fights daily to protect our inalienable individual right to keep and bear arms. Whatever the outcome of these allegations, that mission will not change. I salute the NRA and its ongoing efforts to protect our freedom.

donchicago48 on August 7, 2008 at 1:57 pm

In Michigan there IS another game in town. It’s called the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners. is a great bunch of lawyers that are pro second amendment and will email you a weekly bulletin and free information. I’m joining them after my NRA membership is expired.

samurai on August 7, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Thanks for the info. As an NRA Life Member (about 40 years) this causes me much distress. Admittedly, I’m not active in the NRA, and have even ceased to vote for directors. But I won’t quit being a member (I suppose, unless they clearly become worse for the gun rights cause than a help).
But I will write Wayne and let him know that I saw your post and expect him (and the rest of them) to do something about this.
Phx, AZ

robscottw on August 8, 2008 at 10:22 am

Let’s find the Little Muslim and jerk him or HER out of here. Don’t forget you have a president that is Muslim. Maybe it’s him. Let’s work on his IMPEACHMENT proceedings. NOW” I’ve been a member of NRA since I was 12 back in goog old 1957. Keep up the good work. I’ll never give up my guns.
Concerned AMERICAN,
L. Velasco, Placerville, CA. (OLD HANGTOWN)

Larry Velasco on March 16, 2011 at 1:29 pm

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