As pointed out by
Sebastian Bitter the Brady Campaign had a “big announcement”. While it’s overstating things a bit to say, “Yes, they want you to light a candle. Because candles will stop violence.” it’s not overstating it by very much.
It’s the Brady Campaign’s latest effort to dance in the blood of victims. And it’s a very pathetic effort too.
They literally say, “Imagine stopping a bullet before it kills a child. Impossible? Not with your help! All across America people are coming together to save lives from preventable gun violence. Will you join them, and the Brady Campaign, as we host a nationwide candlelight vigil to honor victims of gun violence?”
“Coming together to save lives” with candles? Saying “No” over the sights of a firearm works much better.
And many of the locations ban the use of real candles!
As pathetic as that is there is even more pathetic information between the lines on their web site.
They list a number of locations where you can join in a “National Candlelight Vigil”. The interesting thing is they only list 28 locations in 15 states. There are no events in many of the cities and states where they claim to have chapters. This includes the supposed chapter in Arizona! This state in particular is significant because the event date, January 8th, was chosen as the anniversary of the shooting of Tucson, Arizona shooting in which Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was severely wounded and six people were killed.
Here are the supposed Brady chapters that are not listed as participating in this “big event”:
- All three chapters in Michigan
- Three of four chapters in New Jersey
- One of two chapters in North Carolina
- Three of four chapters in Virginia
- One of two chapters in Washington
If those “chapters” can’t find enough people willing to show up and hold a candle for a few minutes then they don’t have the capacity to accomplish any real task. They are nothing more than specks of ASCII text adrift in the galactic Internet.
As an organization they are in the process of collapsing. This is good but we need to drive them into political extinction, organizational bankruptcy, and then mock, shame, and shun the individuals into the dustbin of history.