And Brady Makes Three
By L. Neil Smith
Close your eyes and imagine it for a moment ...
The Ku Klux Klan in full regalia holds a press conference on the
steps of the United States Supreme Court to announce that, on the
third anniversary of its passage, an unconstitutional election law
they rammed through Congress and down the country's throat, has so
far prevented more than 100,000 Negroes from voting.
The National Grand Dragon (in this politically-correct Age of
Entitlement, a grim, gaunt, middle-aged, inorgasmic,
alcoholic-looking female) raises her hood to make the proclamation
and the media faithfully pass the joyous tidings along to a public
that, for decades, they have enthusiastically helped to keep in
abysmal ignorance of the facts and the highest law of the land, the
Bill of Rights.
As repulsive as such a spectacle would be, the actual situation
is far worse. The gaggle of thugs on the steps of the Supreme Court
this week were, in fact, America's extensive and well-bankrolled
victim disarmament industry. What they were gloating over is the
third anniversary of passage of the Brady Bill.
It is important in this connection, to remind ourselves
continually that James and Sarah Brady still claim to be conservative
Republicans. Throw in Rudolph "National Registration" Giuliani,
Christine Todd "Semiauto Ban" Whitman, Kay Bailey "What Second
Amendment?" Hutchison, and hundreds of their ilk, and you'll have a
fair idea of how much the GOP can be counted on to repair this
The 100,000 "preventees" being bragged about are people who
attempted to exercise the unalienable individual, civil,
Constitutional, and human right of every man, woman, and responsible
child to obtain, own, and carry, openly or concealed, any weapon
(rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything) any time, any
place, without asking anyone's permission -- and were illegally kept
from doing so, not because they were axe-murderers, but due to a
government computer error, or simply because they had an unpaid
parking ticket on their record.
The only thing missing was a gigantic, burning European-style
The one bright spot is that the Brady 100,000, like every other
statistic generated by these malignant gangsters, is a lie. It's the
same 100,000 we hear about with regard to new cops put on the street
by Bill Clinton (where we have equal reason to be grateful for the
lie -- America needs more cops the way it needs another sexually-
transmitted disease). In the computer industry, I believe the
expression is "vaporware". Elsewhere, the term is more, well,
Interestingly, a related anniversary went by almost unnoticed.
Ten years ago, the Brady Bill was just another dimwitted
experimentatal scheme knocking around Washington with thousands just
like it ("Wages for Housework" comes to mind) until it came to the
attention of elderly male senators and congressmen that women had
begun to acquire handguns in unprecedented numbers, and where that
was happening, the volume of violent crimes committed against them
Obviously, something had to be done about that, just as something
had to be done a generation earlier about blacks acquiring handguns
in unprecedented numbers.
The 1968 Gun Control Act and the Brady Bill were both passed for
the same reason: to disarm and disenfranchise individuals -- blacks
in the 60s; women in the 90s -- who, increasingly, were refusing to
be manipulated by (or to be dependent for their physical security
upon) an utterly failed Democratic power establishment.
Ironically, James Brady, lolling helpless in his wheelchair (wife
Sarah's political marionette and poster boy for the victim
disarmament industry) is living proof that you can be totally
surrounded by the toughest, best-armed, most
technologically-sophisticated coterie of bodyguards in the world --
those charged with defending the person of the President of the
United States -- and still become a victim if you're unprepared --
and unequipped -- to defend yourself.
Which is precisely what the Brady Bill is intended to prevent.
Last year, Northwestern University published a study
demonstrating that, in jurisdictions where the right to own and carry
weapons has even minimally been restored to the civilian population,
crimes rates are falling steeply. Of perhaps even greater interest is
their estimate that permitting concealed carry in other jurisdictions
would have prevented thousands of injuries and deaths.
It is those injuries and deaths, deliberately inflicted upon an
innocent populace, that the "Brady Bunch", more directly culpable
than anybody else in today's America, were celebrating last week on
the steps of the Supreme Court. If they possessed the integrity of,
say, the Ku Klux Klan, they would admit it.
Congratulations, Sarah, and drink up! You're one of a select
number, the only creatures in this country who think that champagne
and blood taste good together.
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