Anti Freedom Brady Campaign Continues Slide Into Irrelevancy

Anti Freedom Brady Campaign Continues Slide Into Irrelevancy

National Rifle Association
National Rifle Association

Washington, DC –-(AmmoLand.com)-The notion that lemmings deliberately hasten their demise by rushing into the sea may be a myth, but the anti-Second Amendment group and its spokesmen really are scurrying through a series of blunders that may hasten their steady march to irrelevancy.

In 2008, in District of Columbia v. Heller, the group's two theories about the Second Amendment were rejected by the Supreme Court, one of them by five justices and the other by all nine. In 2009, they tried, with no success, to frighten America about tourists carrying guns for protection in national parks.

This year, they've insulted their most powerful ally, President Obama, for not setting aside the economy, the war, and his social agenda to push for gun control legislation Congress does not support. They've given the states their worst “Brady grades” ever, even though violent crime continues to decrease. And, they've badgered the Starbucks Coffee Company for allowing customers to legally carry firearms in its stores.

This week, though, Brady lawyer Dennis Henigan—the world's most prolific advocate of the legal theories the Supreme Court sent to the shredder two years ago—further diminished the group's credibility by claiming “The evidence is overwhelming that the ‘shall-issue' concealed carry laws have been a disaster for public safety. . . . [T]he scholarly research shows that the laws generally have been ‘associated with uniform increases in crime.'”

If he had just pushed himself away from the computer after his first four words, he would have been much better off. There's “evidence,” all right, and it's certainly “overwhelming.” Today, there are 36 states with “shall issue” laws—an all-time high. Sixty-three percent of Americans live in “shall issue” states, five million Americans have carry permits, and two states don't even require a permit to carry concealed.

“Uniform increases in crime”? The nation's violent crime rate is at a 35-year low.

Since adopting “shall issue” laws, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia have had unprecedented decreases in violent crime ranging from 26 to 53 percent.

Henigan also claimed to have 33,000 signatures on his anti-Starbucks online petition, which can be signed by anyone with a computer anywhere in the world. But in a country of five million carry permit holders, up to 80 million gun owners, and 300 million people, Brady's petition and $1.70 will get you …

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Clint
Clint
10 years ago

This article says it all. There is really no need for me to comment on it except to vent, so here it goes. The Brady Loons are beginning to resemle the school bully that just had his @$$ handed to him and now the whole school body is laughing at him as he walks away in shame with his head down. This is awesome.

CLARENCE LEE CLINE
CLARENCE LEE CLINE
10 years ago

Do not try to twist anything I have said please. I am a man. I am a decendent of Adam and subject to his original sin. I am a follower of Jesus the Christ who is not a son of Adam but the only begotten son of God the father of all men. I am guilty of the least of the sins inumerated in the Ten Commandments which are written on the hearts of all men. This simply means that I am, just like each and every one of you out there, guilty of the whole law and worthless in… Read more »

CLARENCE LEE CLINE
CLARENCE LEE CLINE
10 years ago

Hi folks. Most of the clowns would be very surprised if they knew just how many have and still do, have always carried concieled. The vast maj. of them have not had to do more than reveil it to stop a crime and still do. Millions on millions of crimes have been prevented that never go on record. If the clowns ever had an idea about this and had the facts they would have a heart attack and die. Just as the non law abiding will ignore the law, there are many normally law abiding that ignore the so called… Read more »

Reggie Brian
Reggie Brian
10 years ago

Sorry for laughing so much, guys.

The Brady bunch has been irrelevant for years, but fortunately, fewer and fewer people have been paying attention. I think that more of us "gun nuts" have been listening to what they say, and fewer of the rest of the crowd have been listening to them.

This would be like the wolf talking to the sheepdog instead of talking to the sheep. Eventually neither one is listening, and the wolf just slinks off and wonders where his next meal is coming from.

Bill
Bill
10 years ago

Others have followed look at Home Depot and Best Buy, they said close to the same thing as Starbucks.

John Longenecker
John Longenecker
10 years ago

Irrelevant is right!! The entire left will be irrelevant now that the whole world sees Starbucks (and others) ignoring Brady's bullying as toothless and unAmerican. Others will follow Starbucks. The important thing to look forward to is the idea that the entire left will be associated with the cruelty that is Gun Control and will see how irrelevant PC is and a lot of other similarly abisive excursions away from liberty. If someone assesses what the left has gotten us – and they just might if they get provoked enough – they'll declare all of the left as irrelevant and… Read more »