The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is to guns what Orkin is to cockroaches. Or so I thought. Well, still do. But the gun control group now claims otherwise. “There is a very specific type of gun that we want banned – none of them,” Dan Gross, president of The Brady Campaign, told KIRO radio’s Jason Rantz [via mynorthwest.com]. What’s more . . .
All we are trying to do is keep guns out of the hands of people we all agree that shouldn’t have them. Whether you love or hate guns, you agree that a convicted violent criminal, domestic abuser, someone who is dangerously mentally ill, or a would-be terrorist should not be able to get their hands on guns.
Again, I’m more than a little skeptical that the Brady Campaign has abandoned its antipathy to what gun control advocates call “assault rifles” (what you and I call semi-automatic rifles). On its face, Mr. Gross’ “none of the them” remark seems as disingenuous as the “we support the Second Amendment but –” misegos.
But — check this out . . .
[Radio host] Rantz pressed Gross if that meant what is commonly referred to in gun control circles as “weapons of war,” and targeting them.
“What we are focused on is every kind of gun,” Gross said. “Every gun is capable of killing in the wrong hands, or capable of recreation or defense in the right hands.”
“Whether it’s an assault weapon or a handgun, we are focused on keeping those guns out of the hands of the people we all agree shouldn’t have them,” he said. “Rather than focusing on taking certain guns away from all people, we are focused on keeping all guns away from certain people.”
Huh. So I guess The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence just a little slow taking down their webpage Restricting Assault Weapons & High Capacity Magazine Regulations. Which informs us that . . .
Military-style assault weapons have been used repeatedly in mass shootings, including in Newtown, Aurora, and Chattanooga. Recognizing the dangers posed by these weapons, numerous states and municipalities have passed laws regulating their distribution and possession. The Brady Center, in conjunction with law firms like Covington & Burling LLP and WilmerHale assists local governments to defend these laws from attacks.
I’m calling B.S. on Mr. Gross’ assertion that he and his homies are suddenly good with semi-automatic rifles. You know; in the right hands. Which would be the police. And the police only. Going by their track record in that regard.
Meanwhile, connect the dots with this morning’s Quote of the Day, where dedicated anti-gunner Adam Winkler says Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s antipathy to the Heller decision is “out of touch” with both the gun control movement and Dems in general.
I reckon the civilian disarmament industrial complex and their Democratic (big “D”) supporters realize that Ms. Clinton has gone too far with her gun control jihad. They’re trying to walk it back before the election.
As you and I know, Ms. Clinton can’t unring that bell. With a bit of luck, she’ll find out for whom that bell tolls. Metaphorically speaking.