Time For Anti Freedom Brady Campaign To Act Stupid…Again

Time For Anti Freedom Brady Campaign To Act Stupid…Again
With 4 million new guns last year and violent crime now at historic lows the Brady Campaign still insists more guns equal more crime…LOL

Brady Campaign Time To Act Stupid
Brady Campaign Time To Act Stupid
National Rifle Association
National Rifle Association

FAIRFAX, VA –-(AmmoLand.com)-  Since its inception as the National Council to Control Handguns over 30 years ago, the Brady Campaign has premised its entire agenda on the notion that having more gun control laws and, therefore, fewer guns, means that crime must necessarily decrease.

History has not been kind to the group’s delusion, however. In recent decades, the severity of gun control laws has been diminished at the federal, state and local levels, the number of guns has increased by over four million a year on average, and today, the nation’s murder and total violent crime rates are at 45-year and 35-year lows, respectively.

If you’re a gun control group, this isn’t the kind of thing you want to put in your press releases to the Washington Post, of course. So, every year the Brady Campaign instead runs a little gimmick where it assigns arbitrary school-grade values to whatever gun control laws the group happens to be pushing at the moment. And since most states don’t have the laws Brady advocates, Brady gives most states very low grades. Naturally, gun control supporters plaster Brady’s school-grade nonsense on the pages of newspapers around the country, hoping people will take it seriously.

Brady came out with its 2010 “grades” this week, and once again we’ll take them as seriously as they deserve.

With the nation’s murder rate having been cut in half since 1991, as Brady’s agenda has been dismantled or rejected by Congress and one state legislature after another, and the numbers of guns, gun owners, Right-to-Carry states, and carry permit holders have risen to all-time highs with no end in sight.

Here are the “highlights” of Brady’s annual exercise in school-grade silliness:

  • Out of a possible 100 points and four “stars,” if a state had all of the gun control laws Brady wants, our nation’s 50 states received an average score of only 17 points and only eight-tenths of a star.
  • Brady gave only two states “passing” scores for having some of the gun laws it wants, California with a C+ and New Jersey with a C. There were no “Ds.” The other 48 states received “Fs.” Yes, we are talking about states with restrictive laws, such as Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Hawaii and Illinois–all of which got “Fs.”
  • Brady gave California its best grade, for having the most gun control, even though California’s murder and total violent crime rates are 10 percent and 13 percent higher, respectively, than the rates for the rest of the country.
  • Utah got Brady’s lowest grade because it has the fewest gun control laws, a fact lamented with all the feigned sorrow and indignation that gun control supporters in the Beehive State can muster. Fortunately, every cloud has a silver lining. Though certainly disillusioned with their low standing among the nation’s anti-gun fringe, the good people of Utah can take at least some comfort in the fact that their murder and violent crime rates are 76 percent and 56 percent lower, respectively, than California’s.

Is it our imagination, or are Brady’s state grades getting worse as the nation’s crime rates go down?

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  • 4 thoughts on “Time For Anti Freedom Brady Campaign To Act Stupid…Again

    1. “If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”

      ~Samuel Adams, 1776

    2. As usual, the Brady Campaign is wrong again !!!

      The Father of Modern Criminology wrote

      “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Can it be supposed that those who have the courage to violate the most sacred laws of humanity…will respect the less important and arbitrary ones… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
      greater confidence than an armed man.”

      “The peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and abandoned while they neglect the means of self-defense. The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world, as well as property.
      Thomas Paine in thoughts on Defensive War :1775

    3. There are already over 20,000 gun laws, many that do not reduce crime, but only restrict possession by law abiding citizens. Possession by criminals for use in a crime is already illegal, but charging a criminal with violating these laws is rarely done when prosecuting the criminal.

      In general, states with higher brady scores have more restrictions on law abiding citizens, making it a safer work environment for criminals.
      Laws proposed by brady are always restrictive, but never affect criminals, and never propose reasonable penalties for criminals, that usually get a slap on the wrist. Notice overall, that states with high brady scores are not as safe for all of us, as crime rates are higher.

    4. these idiots where there is more gun control there is more crime
      lets put signs infront of these idiots houses and let them decide when they get attacked by criminals then see what happens after that i still think the criminal is the gun control freaks who are racist down to the hilt from my cold dead fingers they will get my guns only
      there should be a law that has open season and how many guncontrol idiots we can hunt and bag for the season have great day facist
      we can always water the tree of liberty with theirs and our blood
      understand that freedom has a high price to be paid for it !

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