At least one leftie blogger is sorely pissed at Candle and a Pic. Rick has branded us as The Westboro Baptist Church Of Gun Enthusiasts because we don’t buy the Bradys Candleilght Dance Over Corpses. I did love the quote:
I’m not sure what GFZ is expecting from an organization that is about “enacting and enforcing sensible regulations to reduce gun violence.”
I am sure that Rick is unaware of the history of the Brady Campaign and their chameleon-like changes in order to be more “palatable” to the American public. From the original National Council to Ban Handguns to Handgun Control, Inc to the latest version called The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, they changed their “goals” but never their objectives: Gun Control and eventually the ban of all firearms from private possession. As the founder of NCBG/HCI/Brady Nelson T. (Pete) Shields, III said:
“I’m convinced that we have to have Federal legislation to build on. We’re going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily–given the political realities–going to be very modest … Our ultimate goal–total control of handguns in the United States–is going to take time … The first problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second problem is to get handguns registered, and the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns, and all handgun ammunition totally illegal.”
That is why we never bought the alleged “sensible regulations to reduce gun violence” because they were never interested in going to the source of violence known as criminals. Oh yes! Let’s have marches in front of gun shops but they never had the nuts to march in front of drug corners or shoot houses.
Rick is even pissed because this sensitive and emotional testimony is aimed to remember Congresswoman Gabby Giffords who was shot a year ago. Lots of celebrities (OK mostly former celebrities) and other “chic” people are gonna attend… lots of people except Gabby Giffords. Still one year after her shooting, the Bradys have not been able to drag her in front of a camera to denounce the NRA. But the Bradys and Rick have no qualms in using her name and the memory of the victims for a desperate fundraising because they are bankrupt! They are even selling their mailing list on line for Pete’s sake!
They are so broke that the total amount of political contributions for the last elections was $3,600 (or the price of three Colt AR rifles) When the were something still like back in 2000, they shelled $363,114 in campaign contributions.
They know they are on their way out, they just some cash to build their golden parachute, that’s all.