In Search of the Brady Campaign

We have looked and looked and looked.  But we can’t find them.

We may need to call out a search party.

Maybe they are too busy pushing their absurd propaganda that toddlers kill more people than terrorists.  (Satire aside, it’s pretty sick if you ask us – check it out at http://toddlerskill.org/ and tell us what you think.  Besides, they really should take note of accidental firearm death stats from the *National Safety Council.)

We sure know where the Brady Campaign ISN’T.  They are not standing in opposition to the bill (SB 620/Bradford) that eliminates the law that says anyone who uses a gun while committing forcible rape, child molestation, or murder must have their prison sentence increased by at least 10 years.

Now that’s a head scratcher, for sure.

Put simply, the Brady Campaign has done every anti-gun thing under the sun to undermine the 2nd Amendment and restrict access to firearms.  But when it comes to opposing a bill that lessens the punishment for gun-wielding criminals who RAPE, MURDER and MOLEST –  we hear NOTHING BUT CRICKETS.

Gun Owners saw all of this first hand – GOC’s Executive Director Sam Paredes was in Public Safety Committee on June 13, 2017 waiting to testify in opposition to SB 620 and SB 536 (Pan/Brady Firearm Violence Research Center).  Of course, the Brady Peeps were there as well – proverbial guns-a-blazing (pun intended) in support of SB 536.

But a funny thing happened to the Brady lobby on the way to the bill to reduce sentencing for heinous gun crime offenders.  They vanished.

Poof.  Gone.  Faster than a rabbit in a magician’s hat.

So why would they duck out of the hearing?  Are they faint of heart?  Or are they fearful of offending their leftist buddies who carry their political water?  Of course, these are purely rhetorical questions because we all know the answer.

GOC on the other hand, is not afraid to be consistent; we have no problem slapping the shackles on people who do wrong with a firearm.  It may sound cliché, but it’s true:  YOU DO THE CRIME – YOU DO THE TIME. We are fervent in our support for the law abiding to possess firearms, and are equally as dedicated to making certain those who use a gun in the commission of a crime are held accountable.

To reiterate our position, our support of the “use a gun – go to prison” policy has never wavered, and thus, any move to grant the courts discretion is certainly not in the interest of “justice” as Bradford alleges, but rather an extremely dangerous proposition.

The Brady Campaign should be embarrassed that they aren’t willing to add their names in opposition to SB 620 – legislation that could have very dangerous consequences if it passes. Instead, they slinked away as if the bill itself were invisible – so that is precisely what they chose to be.

*The National Safety Council’s “Injury Facts—2017 Edition” shows that the number of fatal firearms accidents dropped 17 percent from 2014 to 2015 to 489, the lowest total since record-keeping began in 1903. That’s about three-tenths of 1 percent of the 146,571 total accidental deaths from all other listed causes, which are up 8 percent from 2014 to 2015. It should be noted that the decrease, which was the largest percentage decline of any category, came in a year that saw record firearms sales to many millions of Americans (courtesy of the National Shooting Sports Foundation).  

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