Brian-Malte

“When the NRA gets a concealed carry bill passed, they work to dismantle what they passed so that it becomes super weak. They’ve been doing that for over 25 years throughout the country.” – Brady Campaign senior policy director Brian Malte in Rauner OKs changes to concealed carry law as gun debate continues [via chicagotribune.com]

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  1. The above is for those complaining about LaPierre and his supposed ‘The Sky Is Falling’ speeches……

    The fight never ceases and you and I had better pay attention!

    Victory takes money and not being afraid to speak up and being a Life Member of the Illinois State Rifle Association and NRA member it does my heart good to see this happening in Illinois!

  2. “There’s no ‘slippery sloap’ and no one is taking your guns you ammosexual morons!”

    “..then you won’t mind cc/stand your ground/reciprocity?”

    “…HOW DARE YOU TRY TO CLIMB BACK UP HERE!?!”

    • Did you mean slope? At least you can spell moron. Very impressive. Perhaps if you focused on your own issues which would be scary for you, you might not be so quick to rush to judgement of others.

      • Judging by the quotation marks, I took that to be a “conversation” twixt a gun owner and an anti, not a general troll post.

        OP (ruester, I believe), a “sarcasm tag” might help next time… unless it WAS a troll. If so, CRAWL BACK UNDER YOUR BRIDGE!!!!

      • “Perhaps if you focused on your own issues which would be scary for you, you might not be so quick to rush to judgement of others.”

        You forgot to put a comma between issues and which, you hypocritical clown.

  3. Ok. I don’t understand. What does that statement mean?

    When the NRA gets a concealed carry bill passed, they work to dismantle what they passed so that it becomes super weak. They’ve been doing that for over 25 years throughout the country.”

    • WE [The NRA/ISRA] negotiate a bill to get it passed….then try to streamline the bill after passage of onerous language that make it impossible for some to carry or be in violation of the law.

    • “Super week,” in the eyes of the Brady Bunch, means changing the law to make it easier to get a concealed carry license. Less training required, lower fees, shorter wait times, etc. It also means whittling away at stupid “prohibited areas” so there are more places where the license is actually useful. Illinois has one of the longest lists of prohibited areas in the country, which includes public transportation (subways where people get robbed and assaulted a lot).

      Governor Rauner signed a bill yesterday that enacted some minor changes in our concealed carry statute. Mostly just language clarifications, and removing the requirement to unload your gun in your car before getting out to put it in the trunk.

      You get the law passed first, then when people see there’s no “blood in the streets,” it’s easier to make improvements.

  4. On a side note I went to chicagotribune.com to look for the whole article and the top headline “3 dead, 10 wounded in separate shootings” is the first thing I see. How’s that gun control thing work again?

    • @JD: I always wonder that myself. Gun controlled areas is where all the killings are happening. Chicken or egg? Gun control laws seem to be the most popular in areas where violence is common. But when put in place they rarely seem to do much good. At least that is my observation. Maybe allowing the good guys to defend themselves would be a better option. As it is, only the bad guys have the guns and if you break the law by defending yourself with an illegal gun you become the bad guy and the law treats you as such. Reminds me of the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland.

      • It’s those darn states like AZ, TX, WI, etc. with “lax” gun laws! Without states like that, South Central LA, NYC, and the south side of Chicago would be peaceful paradises devoid of violence.

        Violence in the cities just couldn’t possibly be due to broken families, gang banger role models, and failed liberal progressive policies. No way.

        /sarc

        • Chiraq violence is all Indiana’s fault. The state is just full of Ammo Sexuals that the Liberals do not like.

        • Don’t forget Florida. My old job used to have me driving from the Keys to Pensacola and everywhere between. At the boarders we had billboards warning people not to argue with us because we had the right to gun you down. I never saw any of this open warfare in the streets and I don’t remember any news stories so I assume the signs worked. (Ha!)
          Just like Chicago though the vast majority of the “senseless gun violence” I do see in the news happens in democrat representated districts. Most of the murdered cops die there, all the riots happen there, and just about all the “good boys” on their way to take momma to church get shot there. I’m sure if we would just outlaw murder and possession of firearms by felons the killing would stop. But the NRA and rogue gun dealers won’t let any laws like that get passed!

        • Miami was chock full of ‘senseless gun violence’ before the state passed ‘shall issue’ concealed carry legislation in 1987.
          In that time Florida’s murder rate has decreased virtually every year and gone from 11.7/100k to 5.0/100k, a 57% decrease, in the same amount of time the country has a whole has seen a more modest reduction of 48% (after continuing to increase until 1993)

          Was it all about the concealed carry? Certainly not. But it had to be a contributing factor, and can certainly be ruled out as part of the ‘gun violence’ problem.

  5. “When the NRA gets an UNCONSTITUTIONAL concealed carry bill passed, they work to dismantle what they passed so that it becomes super weak (less infringing). They’ve been doing that for over 25 years throughout the country.”

    • @Gov: I suspect one would have to be a lawyer to figure out what you just stated. It makes NO sense to me.

      • I’m no lawyer, but it seems clear to me: The Gov thinks all concealed carry bills are unconstitutional, since requiring prior permission from the government to carry a gun is rather obviously an infringement on the right to bear arms.

        • Correct. Imagine if you were required to take a weekend long ‘civics class’ at your own expense and pay a $50 fee for a permit to vote. And nowhere in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights can be found the words, ‘the right to vote SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED’.

  6. Does he mean that when there’s a grassroots effort to get a clean carry bill passed, the NRA steps in to make sure they add amendments containing training requirements, license fees, and plenty of restrictions on where we can carry?

    If so, I agree with him.

    • So, in your opinion, it’s better for no one to be able to carry a firearm for protection, than to have a concealed carry system, and then work to make that system better for the citizenry? Good to know that you are an anti, thanks for telling us.

  7. I’m sorry, but the NRA hasn’t been pushing for reformed carry laws, in states all around the country. Local guy rights groups have been doing that.

    • If you check, you’ll find that most of those “local guy (sic) rights groups” are NRA affiliates.

  8. “When the NRA gets a concealed carry bill passed, they work to dismantle what they passed so that it becomes super weak. They’ve been doing that for over 25 years throughout the country.”

    And where in the past 25 years have they been successful? In 1990 how many States were shall issue CCW states? How many are now? This fool is just blowing smoke and flashing lights into mirrors.

  9. Maybe because the apocalyptic scenarios the Brady campaign pushes never actually come true and people stop listening to them.

  10. NRA didn’t do jack-sh!t in Texas to get open carry passed. They, and Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA), literally fought AGAINST it!! Fnck them.

  11. I’m really liking Rauner but methinks he will be a one term gov. Lots of hate directed at him especially with thousands of state workers not getting paid…this isn’t Wisconsin(Go Scott Walker!)

  12. When the Brady campaign complains about the NRA you know the NRA is doing its job very well.

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