Today, The Brady Campaign wants you to light a candle for the Americans victims of Gun Violence. They don’t want you to light a candle for Non-Americans or everybody who was not subject to gun violence. They don’t care about any other kind of violence because it is not about the violence but about guns and how to control people.
So I lit a candle for my own reasons and here they are:
I Lit My Candle for Yue Kui Cen. He was attacked in a robbery by a nutjob with a hammer at his store in Little Havana. He was unarmed, he did not offer resistance as the “expert” tells us to do and yet received six blows to the head that put him in a hospital in a coma. Brady doesn’t give a crap about him because there was no gun involved. The candle is also lit for all those who followed the “do not offer resistance” and died doing so. Their families might miss them dearly, but the Brady Campaign are proud they took the “high moral road” and were maimed or died for their cause.
I Lit My Candle for Liviu Librescu. He was a professor at Virginia Tech and a Holocaust Survivor. When Seung-Chu Hoi attempted to enter his class to kill, he used his body to block the entrance, got shot and died saving his students. Yet the hero of VT according to Brady was not him but Andrew Goddard who was hiding under a desk, in fear, doing nothing till he got shot by Hoi. Now he “atones” for his “actions” by being the mouthpiece of the Bradys.
I Lit My Candle for Brianna Denison. She was raped and murdered by James Biela, a serial rapist-turned murderer. Biela’s victim before Brianna Denison was Amanda Collins who even though she had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, she was not armed because she was in the parking garage of the University of Nevada Reno where no guns are allowed “in order to keep everybody safe.” In March 2011, Amanda testified in front of Nevada’s Senate Government Affairs Committee and said: “I know at some point during my attack I could have stopped it. Had I been able to do so, two other rapes would have been prevented and a life could have been saved.”
I Lit My Candle for Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and over 200 Mexicans. On December 14, 2010, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered by two Mexican Drug Cartel gunmen with weapons provided by the US Government via Operation Fast & Furious. More than 200 deaths in Mexico have been directly linked to guns provided by this Department of Justice program. Yet, to this day, we have not heard from any kind of outrage from the Brady Campaign save a small apologist blurb in defense of the Administration. Hypocrisy is strong with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Unless The Guns Come From The Government And Only Kills Non-Americas Or Americans We Cannot Use In Our Campaign.
Quote of the Day by Brigid: “but tomorrow is the day the Brady Bunch plan a light a candle to stop gun violence (that’s what I’m going to pull out when some potential gangbanger rapist confronts me in a parking lot, a f’ing candle.”)
Qoute of the Day 2 by Linoge: “One interesting side-effect from not making this distinction is that by holding their candle-light vigils for “victims of ‘gun violence’”, the Brady Campaign and their sycophants are, by definition, memorializing those murderers, rapists, thieves, muggers, robbers, home-invaders, and other scumbags who were shot down in self-defense by their intended victims, or by the police in the execution of their duties.”
Other Candles Lit by fellow Gun Bloggers & Followers.
(Feel free to add your pic in the comments. Links will work too & I’ll add them to the post. Make sure to link to Weer’s site Kudos goes to him for the idea that has caught fire [pun intended] among Gun Bloggers)
And the hits keep piling up: Dead Man Dance. And of course Linoge had to be in. Tango Juliet quotes Col. Copper. Cranky Chicks with Guns go on a rampage. The Miller reminds us of the Four Rules. North rather be doing something effective. Free Thinker and his Kel-Tec. Bending Spoons plays with the Peace Symbol. When The Balloon Goes Up! plays triple with a Japanese stone garden. My Tumultuous Adventure adds a knife. I Am McThag! goes with tea and dice. And The Feral Irishman does it in basic black. Cemetery’s Gun Blob brings back the classics. And Brigid from Home on the Range does Classy. I like the lantern candle from Malodorous Thoughts. Tam goes green and recycles (maybe she is just too advanced as usual.) A Candle of Truth from Sharp as a Marble. A pipe is the alternative for Plumbum et Circenses. Praying for Peace over Redneck Command. Fire and Firearms for Assorted Meanderings. Going full candlepower for Say Uncle. And I know No Lawyers, Only Guns and Money stole the candle from the wife. Spirituality with Practicality for Borepatch. Everything but the kitchen sink for Tranquility Lost. And Snooze Button Ronin brings the Scots & Cigars to the table. Thirdpower goes for the Home Artillery besides the handgun. A trainwreck in Maxwell tries different positions while Irons in the Fire goes minimalistic. Non-Original Rants does the Circle of Life-Ammo.
OK guy & gals. This is as far as I can go. The response has been amazing and I just can’t keep up with all the photos being published out there.
Weer, Our Brother Gunner: Congratulations!