Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Licensing rights...

Works both ways..

Virginia Tech said yesterday that it will not allow a national gun-control advocacy group to hold a campus demonstration on April 16 while the school commemorates last year's massacre.

Tech spokesman Larry Hincker said neither the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence nor the co-sponsor of the planned demonstration, ProtestEasyGuns.com, had applied for an assembly permit, and even if they had, Tech only issues permits to student groups.

Tech's position threw the Brady Campaign's plans into disarray yesterday: The noon demonstration at Tech was supposed to be the centerpiece of a nationwide series of events on April 16 in more than 70 cities and towns.

Yet they're already trying to find "loopholes":

"I think we'll have to figure out what's going on," said Brady Campaign spokesman Doug Pennington. He added that students and friends of last year's shooting victims are among those who want to participate in the demonstration, "so, I'm sure where there's a will, there's a way without breaking any rules."

So are they admitting they are the same ethically as the firearm manufacturers they attack so much for violating the spirit of the Clinton AWB?

I'll admit there's a little schadenfreude when a group that advocates restricting others rights by the same methods gets bit by them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a case of "reasonable" and "common-sense" regulation of the first amendment to me...and yet the Brady goons make no effort to conceal their efforts to bypass it.

Fine work calling out their hypocrisy!