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Brady group full of nonsense as usual

Latest Bull from Brady

Brady Campaign releases latest “scorecard” on gun laws in the Several States. “Most states lack common sense gun restrictions”; naturally Brady has the exclusive moral high ground to define “common sense”. Which they utterly lack. Funny thing is, the states at the top of their list are also the states with the highest levels of crime, gang violence, and left leaning politics. Too bad they didn’t have the balls to put Washington DC on their list. I cut and pasted the top and the bottom of their list; you can read the whole thing here if you don’t see your state.

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Officials in most states have done little to keep criminals and other dangerous people from easily obtaining guns, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The new redesigned scorecards are being released today for all 50 states.

Two-thirds of all states score less than 20 points out of 100. Almost half of all states score 10 points or less out of 100.

“We make it too easy for dangerous people to get dangerous weapons. Our gun laws are so weak that, in most states, there are few or no laws to prevent gun violence,” says Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “This is true at the federal level as well. We need effective gun laws to curb gun violence and illegal gun trafficking.”

My God, the level of stupid here is right off the scales. The entire statement is a compendium of lies. Who buys this bullshit?

“While advocates and officials deserve credit for strong gun laws in states like California, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, even more needs to be done in these, and all, states to ensure that dangerous people don’t have easy access to guns,” said Helmke.

The Brady Campaign scorecards provide a new and redesigned analysis of whether states are enacting the laws needed to protect citizens from gun violence. The new scorecards also show states how their gun laws can be strengthened and their scores improved.

The categories covered by the 2007 scorecards are as follows:

—States can earn up to 35 points by taking all measures needed to “Curb
Firearm Trafficking.” States can fully regulate the gun dealers within
their borders, limit bulk purchases of handguns, provide police certain
technology to identify crime guns, and require lost or stolen guns to
be reported to the police.

—States can earn up to 25 points by “Strengthening Brady Background
Checks.” This involves requiring background checks on all gun sales
and requiring a permit in order to purchase firearms.  Short of
universal background checks, states can also close the gun show
loophole, at least requiring background checks for all gun show sales.

—States can earn up to 20 points by “Protecting Child Safety” when it
comes to guns.  States can require that only childproof handguns be
sold within their borders, require child safety locks to be sold with
each handgun, hold adults accountable for keeping guns away from kids
and teens, and require handgun purchasers to be at least 21 years of
age.

—States can earn up to 10 points by “Banning Military-style Assault
Weapons,” as well as banning high-capacity ammunition magazines.

—States can earn up to 10 points by making it harder to carry “Guns In
Public Places” (except for trained law enforcement and security) and by
allowing localities to “Preserve Local Control” over municipal gun
laws.  This includes keeping guns out of workplaces and college
campuses, not forcing law enforcement to issue concealed handgun
permits on demand, not permitting “shoot first” expansions in self-
defense laws, and not preventing municipalities from passing their own
gun laws.

We acknowledge the research of Legal Community Against Violence on state gun laws. Their publication, “Regulating Guns in America,” and website served as a basis for our analysis. For more information about Legal Community Against Violence, see http://www.lcav.org.

I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but I guess I need to say it yet again. Not a single one of the Brady rating points does a thing to make the lives of law abiding citizens safer. None of them do anything to prevent crime. Many of their points are already covered by federal laws. The child safety locks laws bring the nanny state right into your home and replace responsible parental behavior with state laws. And the “not preventing municipalities from passing their own gun laws” is a Brady wet dream that has failed in the courts time after time after time.

But the Brady idiots do us a nice favor here. Simply read their chart in reverse to see what level of freedom exists in your state. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/01/2008 at 01:48 PM   
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