Bruce Kauffmann over the AppealDemocrat.com is commemorating/celebrating/lamenting another anniversary of the Brady Bill. You can almost hear the tears hitting his keyboard as he reminisces the good old times where people of strength stood up to the NRA and passed such important piece of legislation….sure Bruce.
But what I like the best in his article is the following statistic:
and since the Brady Bill’s passage approximately 2 million attempted firearms purchases, approximately half by convicted felons, have been denied.
Seriously? 2 million purchases denied? One million attempted by felons? Really Bruce, Do you actuaqlly said that with a clear conscience or a half functioning brain? Let’s say for the sake of the argument that your numbers are right. Does it bother you at all that one million non-felons were denied of their constitutional rights by a mistake? And it is well known that mistakes were and are still being bade with the background checks; I was once denied by mistake, allegedly I was a felon wanted for murder. My wife had a good laugh about that.
But let’s stretch the argument to its fantastic extreme. Let us say that the 2 million denials were for felonies, bad conduct discharges, misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence, restraining order, adjudicated for mental health or known drug abuser, Where are the 2 million prosecutions? Where are the convictions for violations of the gun control act? Where are the fines collected for violating the law (up to $250,00 per violation)? Where are the felons serving or that served up to 10 years in prison for violations of the gun control act?
Two million people violating the Gun Control act during 17 comes around 117,647 Federal Weapons cases cases a year. Don’t you think by now we would have heard that the Federal Courts were flooded and unable to deal with the caseload? I haven’t and neither have you or otherwise you would have mentioned it in your article. The sad truth is that the Brady Bill was a feel good measure and nothing more. When President Clinton flaunted the numbers of the first year of the Brady Bill (some 100,000+ if I recall correctly) word leaked that only 10 cases made it to court and only one conviction was achieved. That is an appalling 0.001% of all the potential cases according to the numbers waved at the public by the Clinton administration.
The Brady Bill like this article by Mr. Kauffmann, was nothing more than an embarrassing collection of misinformation and lies.