They are singing my song!

Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman write Is the Brady Campaign a closet klavern of the Klan?

They opposed a landmark court ruling that struck down the handgun ban in District of Columbia, a city with a predominantly black population.

They later opposed legislation that would grant the District full voting rights in Congress, because the measure contained a provision expanding gun rights for those same citizens.

They filed a court brief opposing a lawsuit filed against the City of Chicago’s handgun ban by Otis McDonald, an African-American whose life story would make inspiring material for a movie.

“They” are the leaders of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and one is left to wonder how this bunch would have reacted to the plight of Robert Hicks, a black man who rose to civil rights prominence in the mid-1960s. The 81-year-old Mr. Hicks passed away April 13, and is remembered for being, among other things, the last known surviving member of the Deacons for Defense and Justice.

As I have said many times before, they are the 21st Century equivalents of the KKK and to completely defeat them we must make supporting them as socially viable as a membership in the KKK.


5 thoughts on “They are singing my song!

  1. I don’t know how it is in Washington DC, but I suspect it might be like it is here in LA.

    The black women in the community hit most by gun violence want FEWER guns, not more guns. They actually will go out and protest against guns. They are very vocal and quite ardent and they blame the community (meaning everyone else) for allowing so many guns to be in the neighborhood.

    The LA Times has run many stories about this. If you told these black women that they are the equivalent of the KKK, I think they would have a thing or two to say to you. Their families have been split up one side and down the other and if they could have it their way, all guns would be destroyed, even yours.

  2. and you take the ignorance of a few to represent the whole?

    although I should not be surprised, that is what you think of us.

  3. Actually, UBU has a point – whether the mothers of dead gang kids are ill-informed or not, that does seem to be the opinion they hold. They want guns off the streets, out of their homes, and out of their lives. They have seen far too much death and destruction in their neighborhoods, dealt out by gang members with guns. Of course, you can’t extrapolate their opinion to the whole of society, but it does help to understand, not ignore, their position.

    Trying to explain that the gangbangers have already broken many laws by acquiring their guns doesn’t really help their situation – all they see is the tool by which the violence is being spread. Whether or not their deceased kid was a total menace to society, or the choirboy they are always made out to be, the mom reacts by striking out at the tool. This occurs even if their gangbanger/choirboy was shot while breaking into someone else’s home or trying to beat the stuffing out of them.

    I don’t think you’ll ever convince these folks that firearms ownership, overall, has a positive effect on society. The socioeconomic factors involved in eliminating gangs are way to complicated for me to comprehend, but poverty and despair are far more likely to be at the root of the problem than gun ownership (illegal or not).

  4. If only you could find a way to collect royalties every time someone uses that line… 🙂

  5. Linoge,

    I wouldn’t do so even if I had come up with it and could enforce such a thing. It would be one of my gifts to the world.

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