Analyzing the Anti-rights
We've opened the doors for comment regarding Brady
Campaign's Hateful "Flash" Movie.
(A backup copy here, or our
server, in case they remove it again -- but please use their server's resources,
the above link, if it's still up on their site.) Below are a few
responses. Do make sure you view Kurt
Amesbury's visual analysis, too.
Brady Campaign's Hate Speech Against Decent Gun Owners
First, Heston nor any paying NRA, GOA, KABA and other
activities would ever whip out a gun to incite fear as depicted.
The passengers were held hostage because they didn't have an equal countermeasure to use against an aggressive
assailant. Had the passengers been armed, which is prohibited by FAA regulations, they could have
deterred or stopped the assault.
Additionally, the quoted statistics and polls are inaccurate.
Finally the hostage taker has his finger on the trigger without a target sighted,
violating a cardinal rule of gun safety.
Brady's laws cause more death than guns
from Andrew Johnstone, RPh/MD
What's wrong with the Brady approach is simply that while they whine incessantly about "ten children die by gunshot each day in the U.S." (and they seem to contrive a new number every couple of weeks, by counting such things as when a 19-year-old rapist is shot by his intended victim, or by police, as a 'childhood gun tragedy'), they fail to mention the OVER FOUR THOUSAND innocents murdered each day in countries which have reached a "reasonable compromise" with gun owning citizens, and registered guns. Genocide is a far greater killer of innocent people than criminals or gun accidents, by a factor of at least 6 or 7, and since there is no evidence gun laws reduce criminal or accidental deaths at all (and both are declining, so we DON'T have a 'crisis'), and tons of evidence that genocide NEVER happens if the citizens have anonymous and easy access to firearms, how on earth could anyone advocate laws like Brady?
The answer is because they DON'T care about human life, all they care about is passing symbolic feel-good laws against gun ownership. Pity them for their ignorance, if you must, but don't turn your back on them, or we, too, will be living in a genocidal police-state sooner than you think. The point of irreversability isn't when jack-booted thugs start hauling citizens off in railroad cars; it is when gun owners are registered.
This could be linked to JPFO's charts on worldwide genocide, although the numbers from R.J. Rummel's book, "Death by Government" are a little more impressive.
Heston movie a clear case of 'projection!'
from Philip Blumel
The Brady Bunch's cartoon short of Charlton Heston
hijacking a plane is perverse, as it completely reverses the role played by coercive force in the gun rights issue.
In reality, people are free to make their own decisions unless some agency of force denies this freedom. (This is true about anything, not just
guns.) Traditionally, Americans have been able to own and use firearms. The anti-gun lobby is trying to use laws (i.e., government force) to deny them this right. Using the imagery of the cartoon, the
hijacker is in reality the anti-gun lobby, not the NRA.
Still Amazed at their Departure from Reality
Several things stand out about the Brady
Hatespeech Cartoon. Among them:
1) More lies about 10 "kids" a
day dying by the guns in America. They can only achieve that number by counting
19-21 year old drug warriors, legal shootings by police and citizens, suicides
that would happen by other means and additional number-massaging. Their
lie was out long ago, but they keep telling it -- suggesting that we haven't yet
spread the facts far enough or wide enough. Thanks for the reminder, Sarah and
2) They used an image of George
Washington piloting a planeful of anti-gunners. This is the same brave general
"A free people ought not only to be
armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to
maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them,
which would include their own government." ~~ George Washington, (now an
3) They used "America, the
Beautiful" as their anthem in this piece. Katherine Lee Bates, who wrote
the song back 1893, was said to have been inspired by America's goodness. This
was at a time when you could get your hands on any kind of gun you wanted, even
in Pike's Peak, Colorado where she wrote it. After thousands of gun laws and
restrictions on their freely being kept and born, not so far from the room in
which Ms. Bates wrote the poem later used in the Brady's anti-rights movie, we
have the Columbine incident. When Ms. Bates wrote the
song, had those evil young men chosen to open fire at a school, any of a number
of other students -- or the teacher -- would have shot them on the spot. The
blood of the dead at Columbine seems to be the beautiful America the Brady Bunch
4) The movie begins with the statement,
"In 1776, a brave new nation took flight..." The only way our
nation could have ever taken flight was by our being heavily armed. That group
of brave citizens killed a good many people WITH GUNS to assure our freedoms,
and that group of brave leaders specifically told us to keep our guns, as
individuals, to stay armed, period. The contradiction exhibited by such a
use of OUR SACRED YEAR for THEIR UNHOLY AGENDA defies all logic. Most
bizarre is the fact that there are surely some people who are too shallow to
think about the absurdity of using the year of the gun and patriotism to promote
turning us all into the kind of serfs we see in Britain.
5) Finally, we once again see the use of
the term "gun lobby extremists." To people who do not understand
what freedom truly means, they consider a basic constitutional right as
"extreme." Considering the fact that our Founding Fathers intended us
to maintain vigilance and the capacity to disband our government and start anew
-- through citizens being armed and ready -- the only "extremism"
noticeable to the thinking person is that exhibited by the Brady's calling the
kettle black. They are afraid of the truth about what the Second Amendment
really means, but it means what it means anyway, so they are afraid of reality
itself -- and there is a psychological term for the psychological disease such a
departure from reality represents. These people are psychotic and