American Mercenary took the quotes I gathered from the Brady Campaign and explains why they are wrong from an armed tactics viewpoint. And since he has the military officer training to back up his claims I’m strongly inclined to believe his take on the topic.
He lectures us:
Pistols and shotguns actually do a great deal of good against tanks and machine guns. Because Tanks and Machine Guns can only be pointed in ONE direction at a time (although if count a pintle mounted MG on a tank then a tank could fire in two directions).
If four people have nothing but pistols, and they work together, they can swarm a machine gun nest. Then they might be three people with pistols and a machine gun. Then they get two more freedom minded individuals and use the machine gun to set up a base of fire to drive a squad of government goons into taking shelter where the guys with pistols shoot them in the head. Now they are four people with rifles, pistols, and a machine guns, and likely a few grenades thrown in.
He corrects the Brady’s:
Gun control advocates seem to believe that it is better to live as a slave than die as a warrior. Unfortunately history has made it clear that such a choice doesn’t exist. The real choice is DIE as a slave or FIGHT as a warrior. And yes, sometimes warriors die. And sometimes warriors are forgotten. And sometimes we fail to secure the God given freedoms innate in every human.
But if you don’t choose to fight you are choosing death. How cowardly.
And he concludes:
The Brady Bunch and their ilk seem to be so afraid of “violence” that they prefer unarmed people to be crushed to death by tanks than armed people dying for the cause of freedom.