Brady Campaign Steals “The Truth About Guns”

It’s bad enough that the gun grabbers want to grab our guns. Now they’ve grabbed our website. Well, not the website itself. Our name. The VA Tells the Truth About Guns. The NRA Can’t Handle It. So proclaimeth Brady Campaign VP Dennis A. Henigan under a TTAG-swiping extra-huffy Huffington Post headline. Veterans Administration pamphlet, warning about guns and mental health, NRA upset, Brady Campaign indignant at the NRA being upset, yada, yada, yada. I realize Henigan’s riffing on A Few Good Men’s classic line “You can’t handle the truth.” But I think it’s time to play insert the transitive verb and make the simile. Pot, kettle, black, calling. And if you guys ever want the straight dope on gun rights (as if) remember: The Truth About Guns will set you free.

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  1. avatar Todd94590 says:

    I wanna know how they knew I used to listen to the Dr. Demento show…

  2. avatar CarlosT says:

    The link to PuffHo is broken.

  3. avatar Cellude says:

    Oh! That’s how you use a padlock on a gun. Child proof!

    1. avatar SD3 says:

      Hey! Looks like my little buddy, the Heizer .45, got top billing as a dementia gun!

      Yee-haw! Blam! Blam! Blam!!! (Oops, fergot – I only gotz only 2 shots)

    2. avatar William says:

      That made my day. How’s about you?

  4. avatar CarlosT says:

    Tautology alert: “[t]he best way to reduce gun risks is to remove the gun from your home.”

    Could also be: “[t]he best way to reduce frying pan risks is to remove the frying pan from your home.”

    Or: “[t]he best way to reduce schnauzer risks is to remove the schnauzer from your home.”

    1. avatar Todd94590 says:

      how about removing the statistician from the home?

      1. avatar CarlosT says:

        That would be the best way to reduce statistician risks.

    2. avatar ry_ry says:

      The best way to reduce crime risks is to remove the criminal from your home.

      1. avatar Parthenon says:

        +1

      2. avatar Jarhead1982 says:

        You prefer a body bag, or a family of hungry pigs (they eat everything).

        1. avatar bontai Joe says:

          Pigs, it less wastefull and better for the environment. ‘Cause I’m all about helping to keep a green planet.

  5. avatar DaveL says:

    Now here’s a curious nugget from the pamphlet in question:

    • Install trigger guards on all guns to prevent them from being used.

    I don’t think I’ve ever actually handled a firearm that didn’t have a trigger guard, and in every case the guard remained in place while I was shooting. And yes, the stupid graphic above with the padlocks dangling from trigger guards is from the actual pamphlet. Pardon me, but when I see mistakes like that, it really makes me disinclined to believe statements like:

    The presence of firearms in households has been linked to increased risk of injury or death for everyone in or around the home, usually as an impulsive act during some disagreement.

    ..without some kind of citation.

    1. avatar Cellude says:

      “The presence of firearms in households has been linked to increased risk of injury or death for everyone in or around the home, usually as an impulsive act during some disagreement.”

      I guess common sense says it is true, as with anything in the house. If you have a knife or bat in the house then there is technically an increase risk that it will be used in anger compared to a person with no knife or bat in the house (0% chance). Mad people aren’t likely going to drive to the store, buy a bat, then come home and beat someone. But then again, once the bat is in the house the statistic becomes that person now is one with a bat in the household. But like bats and knives they can be used for other things other than hurting people. Cost to benefit ratio.

      1. avatar DaveL says:

        Having a gun in the house could actually decrease your risk of injury or death, if the risk of injury or death from violent crime is higher than your risk from accidents or their “moment of anger” scenario. There’s bound to be a tipping point, which is exactly what makes me question such a broad statement on their part.

  6. avatar Ralph says:

    You guys have to admit it — when it comes to dementia, Dennis Henigan is the world’s greatest expert.

    But fear not. His therapy is going so well, he’ll be working with clay soon.

    1. avatar Silver says:

      Nurses better make sure he doesn’t mold anything remotely gun-shaped, that’d be likely to send him into raving panic. Gotta have common sense clay control.

  7. avatar Rabbi says:

    The Brady Bunch is a very sad group. They have so little support that they have resorted to selling out their own members to scrounge money. Their membership list is available to anyone who wants to buy it. Turns out that they have only about 50,000 supporters. Just google: “brady campaign mailing list”.

    I guess that’s what happens when your entire platform is built on fear mongering and lies.

    1. avatar Aharon says:

      According their wiki profile (which the BC probably has editorial control over), they have even less members. It is possible they are selling a list with names on it of one-time donations and/or past supporters who have not donated in years.

      Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

      Formation 1974
      Type Non-profit lobbying group
      Headquarters Washington, D.C.
      Membership Under 28,000[1]
      Budget $3,989,095 (2010)[2]
      Website http://www.bradycampaign.org

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brady_Campaign

  8. avatar Aharon says:

    After launching The Truth about BBQ, RF should launch The Truth about the Brady Campaign.

  9. avatar Mikeb302000 says:

    It’s a terrible indictment of the so-called Armed Intelligentsia that not one single comment took the matter seriously. Older veterans who own guns and whose minds are deteriorating are in greater danger than those who don’t have guns in the home. You guys love to do all that flag-waving when it serves your purpose, but just like Henigan pointed out about the NRA, in the final analysis you don’t really give a fuck about the mentally damaged veterans who have guns in their homes. To even suggest something be done about that might lead to some minor inconvenience for you.

    1. avatar John E> says:

      Mike, do you have the stats on the number of older veterans who are mentally damaged? I know I don’t, and I would challenge you to find that number. Further, how different is it from the general population?

  10. avatar Stacy says:

    You’re sending them a cease-and-desist letter, right? You need to defend your trademark in every silly little case, or else when a big one comes along you may find the judge saying ‘You didn’t care about it those last five times so what’s the big deal now?’

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