Brady Group Pushes Wretched Anti-Family, Anti-Freedom, Anti-Gun Message
The Washington Post reports that the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is enlisting the help of public relations firms and marketing gurus to try to trick Americans into giving up their guns — or at least, to trick Americans with children into giving up their guns.
The good news is that the Brady campaign has misfired (pun intended) dramatically by attempting to create a new phrase and make it go viral. The catchphrase that Brady hopes will catch on is, “End Family Fire,” which sounds more like a campaign to prevent family homes from burning to the ground. (Come to think of it, that is a campaign that a majority of Americans probably would probably get behind!)
The Brady Campaign even helpfully offers the promise that no one is going to try to take people’s guns away. Spoiler alert: Anytime a gun grabber says that, you can rest assured that they’re trying to take your guns away.
The Brady “Bunch” also provides tips to help ensure that your children and any guests visiting your home cannot access your firearms. These are the same tired pieces of “advice” that they’ve been trying to hammer Americans over the head with for decades. Fill the barrel of your gun with super glue and remove the firing pin. Then, pour the gun into a block of cement. Finally, store your ammunition on another continent. Voila! Your “dangerous” firearms are safely secured and the 911 operator will be able to record your screams as a home invader butchers your family. Simple, right?
The goal of the new campaign is to get the “End Family Fire” slogan to catch on like wildfire in America to alter public behavior, much like the term “designated driver” in the 1980s convinced more people to drive sober. The problem with the Brady Campaign’s logic is that drunk driving was a social ill that was not protected by the Bill of Rights, whereas gun ownership is a positive social marker that is sacrosanct, protected by law and in fact supersedes the law. There simply is no comparison.
The Brady Campaign is also citing some strange statistics which it claims originated with the CDC. The campaign says an average of eight children per day are accidentally or unintentionally shot and wounded or killed by a gun in the home. A search for this statistic, however, turns up nothing on the Centers for Disease Control website. The only place where the statistic seems to be located is in news articles where media outlets quote the Brady Campaign using the statistic.
Where do they get this number of eight children being shot every day? The wildly incurious American media is happy to repeat the statistic as it’s being shared by the Brady Campaign, and no reporter appears to have attempted to verify the statistic independently. We tried and failed. This leads us to believe it is another one of those mythical statistics that is believed to mirror reality because it is repeated so many times, such as domestic violence after the Super Bowl, Barack Obama’s “high intelligence” and Senator Elizabeth Warren’s “Native American” genes.
Don’t misinterpret us. If a child is shot in the home, accidentally or otherwise, it is a terrible tragedy. But for many of us who are over the age of 40, we can remember growing up in homes where guns were kept loaded and unsecured — and no one was ever accidentally shot.
The hunting rifles were fully loaded — usually with empty chambers — and when we were small children we realized that our doom awaited if we so much as touched one of the guns. We can remember bringing our hunting rifles to junior high and high school and storing them in our lockers the night before deer season started. No one cared or complained, and there was no teacher or student who called the police about a potential threat.
Likewise, no school shootings took place. A school shooting would have been something akin to a UFO landing on the football field. It just never happened. If you were asked to bring a “prop” from home to use for senior speech class and your buddy showed up with his 9mm, no one blinked or thought twice about it. That was just life in America.
Parents should talk to their kids about guns. Just don’t use the Brady Campaign’s anti-American messaging to do it. Let your children know that they’ll get a whoopin’ if they touch the guns before they’re old enough. Also, be sure to remind them to never talk about the guns in the home while they’re at school. You never know who’s listening.
~ National Gun Network