Brady Should Apologize to Gun Owners for Vigil Exploitation

Brady Should Apologize to Gun Owners for Vigil Exploitation
Brady Should Apologize to Gun Owners for Vigil Exploitation, photo @TrevorHughes

BELLEVUE, WA-(Ammoland.com)- While the Brady Campaign has expressed sorrow that some anti-gun politicians tried to turn a vigil for victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting into a gun control event, Brady should apologize to all American gun owners for allowing the attempted exploitation to happen, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

The event was reportedly organized by a Brady youth group called “Team Enough.” But Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, who is among 23 Democrats now running for president, and Democrat Congressman Jason Crow reportedly tried to make this into a gun control campaign platform, and it backfired, according to published reports.

“The students and parents who attended the vigil didn’t deserve that,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “and neither do tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners whose rights are under constant attack. No honest gun owner is responsible for the STEM high school incident, and their rights should not be scapegoated by headline-hunting politicians trying to capitalize on tragedy.

“The Brady Campaign was well aware that an anti-gun politician would turn such a somber event into a gun control rally,” he added. “Instead, students and their parents were rightly offended and they responded appropriately by walking out.

“Wednesday’s vigil was supposed to honor the heroic sacrifice of 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo,” Gottlieb observed, “and to support other students who were injured, and give students a chance to speak from their hearts. Instead, it turned into a backdrop for gun control grandstanding. That was both appalling and insulting, not just to those in attendance, but every Second Amendment citizen whose rights are routinely blamed after such a horrific incident.

“The Brady Campaign and the politicians who tried to exploit this tragedy should be ashamed,” he concluded. “Every one of them owes the community, and the country, an apology.”


About CCRKBACitizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

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    rollo

    The kids in parkland had no issue turning their tragedy into anti-gun grandstanding.

    willy d
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    willy d

    This is the contempt that these Gun Grabbers wait for when there is a shooting, they don’t care about the victims at all just it was about the guns!!!!! This shooting cost a fine you man his life as he made a stand to try to stop his fellow students from being killed,and the people that were trying to support his bravery, by honoring him, were in their way robbed of this by the Anti-Gun politicians, and Brady Brats on their contempt to disrupt a gathering to honor this brave young man! He should be honored to the highest!!!!!!!!!!!!

    joefoam
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    joefoam

    ‘exploitation’ is the operative term in this article. The politicians are trying to use innocent children to pander for votes. I’m glad to see the kids stand up and say no, unlike the fame seekers in Parkland.

    Phil in TX
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    Phil in TX

    You nailed it Mr Gottlieb!

    Phil in TX

    Michael J
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    Michael J

    The gun control lobby are like ambulance chasers, waiting for the next unlawful shooting to make an appearance and pitch their B.S. Nevermind that tragedy, what about those guns?

    Dubi Loo
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    Dubi Loo

    Perfectly stated Alan

    ras
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    ras

    Don’t expect an apology anytime soon if ever. These people have no shame. They only care about one thing. That is the success of disarming law abiding American citizens. Why else would they vote against a bill requiring the reporting of illegals attempting to purchase firearms to law enforcement and ICE

    UNCOMPROMISINGPROGUNLEFTIST
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    UNCOMPROMISINGPROGUNLEFTIST

    Jeezus this pisses me off to the Nth degree. I live very close to this city, I know people there… I am a Leftist, but a genuine Leftist, and therefore I believe in civilians’ rights, and oppose exploited power imbalances and handicapping and general civilians from responding to the same threats as the gov’s elite chosen and wealthy pals, through proven senseless restrictions, red tape, 4th Amendment loopholes, laws, taxation and unaccountability, or heightened accountability packed “gun control” measures. And I am disgusted by the hypocritical, pseudo-intellectual, sanctimonious people who have the nerve to refer to themselves as “the left”,… Read more »

    Oldvet
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    Oldvet

    You sound more like a libertarian . And yes I notice the coopting of the liber part of who you say you are and what the sociocommunist are trying to relabel themselves . If you can find it Neal Boortz used to have a quiz of questions to answer about yourself which he said would define a libertarian .

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @OV, I think that you are right. A verbose libertarian, but a libertarian none-the-less. Much rain here. Feeding by canoe. Regards to Sammy.

    Scott N
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    Scott N

    They are just kids, calling out for someone to do something. They only know what they are taught or learn in just a few minutes of gunfire that disturbs our best in military. Education and awareness can empower them to protect themselves and others from these evil, unprovoked circumstances.unless you have been in a similar situation you have no right to place any judgement on them. I am am strong supporter of the 2nd and carry daily.

    TALON
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    TALON

    If these politicians holding office would do the job they swore to do and uphold the Constitution instead of trying to do away with it, that would be great. They should all be impeached. They are wasting tax payers money. ⚔️️ God bless America.

    Michael Leslie Stephens
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    Michael Leslie Stephens

    Exactly. Well said.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    Impeached? That’s asking a committee of coyotes to declare that one of their own used his teeth to deal the fatal bite to that hen they all shared for supper last night. How’s about charges of felony perjury for swearing their oath to uphold and defent and enforce the Constitution, ten refusing to do so? Felony indictment, no guns, no vote, suspended from their duties as public officeholders pending trial. Convicted, no guns, no vote, no holding public office, no more lawyering, and hopefully no deciding where they can go next or what’s for supper, as their new custodians down… Read more »