Quote of the day—Erich Pratt

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.

Erich Pratt
Director of Communications for Gun Owners of America
January 16, 2004
[Via Women Against Gun Control, Ladies of High Caliber.

It’s not about reducing crime. It’s about disarming and controlling people.—Joe]


2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Erich Pratt

  1. Criminals have always been, and will always be, able to get weapons. And so the argument has always been, and will always be, purely about whether the law-abiding will be able to get guns.

    The power-mad have never feared the common criminal. In fact they’ve been known to partner with them. No; their worst fear is of the law-abiding and the principled. They’ve always been their main enemy, and always will be. One of the tricks therefore is to use legislation and rule-making as a way of turning the principled law-abiding into “criminals” by making certain good and moral behaviors “illegal”.

    But what are you going to do about it? It’s a process as old as the hills and as transparent as glass, and it isn’t going away just because you’re aware of it.

    Now the Bible has much to say on the subject. To wit:
    “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.”

    So expose them, which is what you’re doing.

  2. Like Mr. Hogg, Their desperately seeking relevance. And donations. As even passing laws at this time won’t gain them much.
    The communists are the party of crime. From flash mobs, riots, to stealing elections. And everybody knows it.
    We be way passed the Brady Bitches. There are only three types of people left in America at this point.
    Those that have guns.
    Those that have guns and ammo.
    And Brady Bitches.
    And it’s almost impossible to break into the middle class anymore!

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