Have You Seen This Woman? She’s a Spy

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This morning Mother Jones broke the news that, for more than a decade, a prominent gun control activist has actually been a mole for the gun lobby. In addition to infiltrating gun control groups, Mary Lou Sapone (who also goes by Mary Lou McFate and Mary McFate) has, in the past, spied on animal rights and environmental groups. Has she been involved in any other operations? Targeted any other citizens groups? If you recognize the woman pictured below (and above), let us know: dschulman[at]motherjones.com.

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Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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Source: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

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Source: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Photo at top from Mary McFate’s blog.

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