Monday, March 28, 2005

Brady Campaign Tries to Smear Sandra Froman

So the Brady Campaign has found something about the Red Lake tragedy to seize on. The new NRA president, Sandra Froman, advocates arming teachers in schools to provide deterrent and defense of students, which, of course, is seen as a bad thing by the Bradys. They'd rather paint bullseyes on our kids' foreheads and make the kids wear t-shirts exclaiming "fair game," or something. And then they report that Sandra Froman made the following claim
Sandra Froman, who will take over as NRA President next month in Houston, is no stranger to convex views on policy. She said last fall that the majority of the estimated 30,000 people who die from gunfire in the United States were criminals.
Now, I'm not sure exactly what convex views on policy are. Maybe they, like all things having a surface or boundary that curves or bulges outward, as the exterior of a sphere, are bad, and concave views are somehow good. I'm puzzled. Maybe I'm convex?

Anyway, I can't find online anthing that quotes Sandra Froman saying something like that. If anyone else knows, please let me know. I have a feeling that she was referring to the 12,000 to 13,000 non-suicide gun deaths, which I'm pretty sure are mostly criminals. In any case, including the suicide victims doesn't make her statement innacurate, on account of suicide is in fact a crime, which makes criminals of people who attempt it. And then we have this
“Putting more guns in our schools is an irresponsible position to advocate publicly – an awful, awful idea,” said Michael Barnes, President of the Brady Campaign.
And why is it an awful, awful idea? Maybe the NRA's idea is to reserve a room to fill with guns, or putting a couple in each kid's locker, or just dumping them randomly throughout the school?

That's all I got. Not very exciting, but neither was the Brady press release. And then they finish with this
To use a tragedy like this to advocate for more guns in the streets is unconscionable.
So said Michael Barnes. Yes, it's the good ol' guns in the streets. So guns in schools = guns in the streets? And using this tragedy to advocate more guns in the streets is unconscionable, while using this tragedy to advocate more gun control is... what? The gun control nitwits have run out of interesting things to say, and are now resorting (now? well, for a while) to trite or banal remarks or statements, especially expressed as if they were original or significant. They really ought to use to check their content before going to press.

That's really all I got. Still not exciting, and further still, neither are the Bradys.


Anonymous Rusticus said...

Little wind up screeching monkeys. That's what I think of when the Brady people start 'talking'.

"To use a tragedy like this to advocate for more guns in the streets is unconscionable."

But it isn't 'unconscionable' to advocate increasingly tighter gun laws that keep causing greater problems, oh no.

Monkeys. Screeching.

3/29/2005 8:29 AM  

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