The Brady Campaign has asked us to believe the impossible… yet again.
Every January, the gun control group issues a state report card, giving each state a grade on the basis of their gun laws.
But one look at their report card reveals that the grades have nothing to do with how safe people are in the state.
Their report card is somewhat reminiscent of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland. When Alice doesn’t believe the White Queen is 101 years old, she is encouraged by the Queen to spend more time trying to believe the impossible.
“When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day,” the Queen smiled. “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Well, the Brady Bunch would have us believe many impossible things. But here are six for starters.
First, the group gives Vermont a grade of D- because, supposedly, the “state’s weak laws make it too easy for criminals, the mentally ill and juveniles to get guns.”
But this statement is laughable, for crime in Vermont is virtually non- existent. Just last year (2003), Vermont earned the Safest State in the nation award from the Morgan Quitno Press — a group of statisticians who rank each state according to its safety record.
The Green Mountain State has consistently had one of the lowest crime rates in the nation, as they have earned this “Safest State” award three times in the last ten years.
It’s not about reducing crime. It’s about disarming and controlling people.—Joe]