I took a serious tour of the Brady campaign's website.
First and foremost, let me acknowledge what a tragedy James Brady's life has become after being injured in an attempt to assasinate his former boss, RR. Let me also commend both Mr. Brady and his wife for finding a purpose and what they believe to be a worthy goal in the aftermath of a terrible tragedy.
That said, I am absolutely stunned at the amount of misinformation, spin and outright deception posted on their website, much of which contradicts itself as one delves deeper and deeper into their bradycampaign.org.
Most people that peruse the Internet for a particular topic have a very short attention span. IMO, it must be that knowledge that allows them (the Bradys) to dissiminate the hype that they do, knowing that most readers/lurkers won't comprehend/compare the "facts" from one page to another.
As stated before, the less one knows about a particular subject, the more likely they are to believe lies, falsehoods and misinformation.
Bradys' attack on specific gun dealers, weapons, and manufacturers is the gist of their message. They urge citizen pressure on state and federal officials to pass legislation to rid the country of the pro-gun community.
And they also urge the public to send $$. What a surprise.
Their statistical data does note that gun related violence is commonplace in major metropolitan areas and they also have a specific note of violence among minorities and the use of firearms in suicides.
Seems to me that gun control is not the issue here. Their efforts would be better directed toward social issues within the minority community, life in major metropolitan areas, poverty, education, hunger and dealing with those that believe ending their life is the only option.
As tragic as his life-altering incident may have been, I have no intention of anybody altering my constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
They will find me dead with an empty gun surrounded by spent shell casings.