Thursday, June 12, 2008

Yeah, they know it.

Paul cries out "Circle the Wagons!!!"

Gun Control Group Braces for Court Loss
'We've Lost the Battle on What the 2nd Amendment Means,' Brady Campaign Head Says

"We've lost the battle on what the Second Amendment means," campaign president Paul Helmke told ABC News. "Seventy-five percent of the public thinks it's an individual right. Why are we arguing a theory anymore? We are concerned about what we can do practically."

"We're expecting D.C. to lose the case," Helmke said. "But this could be good from the standpoint of the political-legislative side."

If the Supreme Court strikes down the D.C. gun ban, the Brady Campaign is hoping that it will reorient gun control groups around more limited measures that will be harder to cast as infringements of the Second Amendment.

"The NRA [National Rifle Association] won't have this fear factor," Helmke said.

If this comes to pass like even they expect, their only reason for existence will be to try and keep as many laws on the books as they can.

Update: Yes Brady Bunch. We're talking about you again. Glad you could visit. Maybe you'll learn something.

Kaveman notes that we should start grabbing screen caps of the Brady site before their pages ranting about how inane an individual rights view is go down the memory hole.

SIH and Armed and Safe have more.


Kevin said...

He still won't admit that what he and his ilk were trying to do was alter the Constitution without benefit of the Amendment process.

Thirdpower said...

They've already tried deleting words through misquoting it and then hid the evidence when called on it.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Helmke had a brief lapse of sanity.

But Henigan made up for it by saying...

"Banning a super dangerous class of weapons, like assault weapons, also would not adversely affect the right of self-defense in the home," said Henigan."

Silly me, I thought the BC said handguns were super dangerous because you can conceal them.

All I gots to say is that if SCOTUS rules in favor of Heller, I'm buying another gun. If SCOTUS rules against Heller, I'm buying two.

Anonymous said...

Helmke's minions are gonna have a smurly butt-load of editing to do if their website still looks like this...

"The Second Amendment is perhaps the most misunderstood of all provisions of the U.S. Constitution. Criminal defendants and the gun lobby have repeatedly claimed that reasonable gun laws must be struck down as a violation of Second Amendment rights. Yet the U.S. Supreme Court and an overwhelming majority of federal appellate courts have held that the Second Amendment protects only a right to keep and bear arms in furtherance of a well-regulated militia."

Anonymous said...

Kaveman is absolutely correct, especially considering how large a number of Brady's rants, arguments, and propositions revolved around a collective (and erroneous) interpretation of the Second.

Their web editors are going to be busy monkeys for the next few days.

Anonymous said...

How can you tell when a Brady Bunch spokesperson is lying?

I wish this was a joke with a funny punchline but it's not.

If you'd like to see a good essay on these "evil black rifles" you can browse here...