Friday, September 4, 2015

Brady Campaign's Gross Desperation

Got this email from them begging for funds:
I’ve never seen anything like it — two journalists murdered on live TV at the hands of a man who had no business owning a gun. That video shook me to the core….
But I’m not shaken any longer. I’m frustrated and angry because you and I know tragedies like this don’t have to happen.
Brady Background Checks work. Period.
They have already kept 2.4 million guns out of the hands of dangerous people and saved countless lives. Yet while 89 Americans die every day from gun violence, Congress is sitting on its hands. If they voted to expand Brady Background Checks to all gun sales we could dramatically cut the number of gun deaths in our country.
Now THAT people is some of the finest blood dancing I've seen out of the Brady Campaign since they asked for $32 immediately after the VT shooting. 

He completely sidesteps the FACT that the journalist shooter PASSED the Brady Background Check w/o missing a beat or getting any drops on his shoes.

These people are nothing but despicable. 

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

And In Other Breaking News... Water Is Wet

What does it tell you when a University that has never been overly friendly to firearm rights can't manipulate the data enough to do anything but admit that (shockingly) criminals break the law to get guns.  
  Crime lab co-director Harold Pollack said the study shows that “some of the pathways [regarding guns] people are concerned about don’t seem so dominant.” He said very few inmates indicated using gun shows or the internet. Rather, they get the guns in undetectable ways on the street.

Really? You don't say? 

So criminals are using their criminal friends/family to 'legally' buy them irregardless of waiting periods or FOID cards, stealing them, or getting them from other criminals. 

And this part tells why:
He said the inmates know they run the risk of being caught by police but “were less concerned about getting caught by the cops than being put in the position of not having a gun to defend themselves and then getting shot.”
Why are the 'less concerned'?  Because they're not being prosecuted.  Now these aren't Josh Sugarmann's favorite targets of a CCW holder walking into a prohibited area while carrying, these are individuals w/ no CCW, no FOID, criminal records a mile long...walking out of jail a few hours later and having their charges reduced or dismissed. Over and over and over again.

The people buying the guns and selling them to criminals?  Same thing.  No point in going after the straw purchasers because neither the city, state, nor feds will bother with it. Over and over and over again.

All these vaunted laws to stop criminals and they're not being used to stop criminals.  Instead, according to the anti-gun pundits, we need MORE laws to stop criminals, most of which are designed to hinder, harass, and infringe upon those NOT breaking the laws in the first place. 

Is it any wonder why most firearm owners (at least those who pay attention) oppose any new laws?

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