Friday, June 15, 2007

The Brady Campaign is Nervous...

The forces of gun control know that they can’t stand up to a ruling that is actually in line with the Constitution. None of their laws, dicta, or legal mental gymnastics can compete with even a cursory examination of the writings of Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, and the other Founders. An article on the NRA website details some of the palpable nervousness of the Brady Campaign:

"The announcement by D.C. city officials that they are considering appealing to the Court has sent the Brady Campaign into panic mode. Brady president, Paul Helmke, blurted out that "The D.C. law is an easy one to shoot at. Factually, it’s a tougher one to get behind and defend. Why is this the one we’re going to be taking up to the Supremes?""

So when you can’t win with the facts, apparently the Brady Campaign thinks that it’s okay to lie. They’ve created a website whose only purpose is to deceive, misinform, and obfuscate the issues and legal precedent surrounding the recent Parker V. D.C. decision that shot down the unconstitutional DC gun ban.

More from the same article:

"True to past form, Brady’s propaganda in this instance is a combination of lies, shameless spin-doctoring, and pointless and diversionary assertions. The gun-ban group claims "There is not a word to be found anywhere in the Miller opinion suggesting a right to possess arms outside of militia service." It’s an incredible claim, since Miller identified the militia as "civilians primarily, soldiers on occasion . . . .all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense. . . . [who] when called for service... were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves."

"The Brady Campaign is livid over the Parker statement that "The [Second] Amendment does not protect ‘the right of militiamen to keep and bear arms,’ but rather ‘the right of the people’ [and, thus,] the ownership and use of weaponry beyond that needed to preserve the state militias." But the Parker decision is right. As it pointed out, in U.S. v. Cruikshank (1876), the Supreme Court declared that the right to arms "is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence."

So it appears the Brady Campaign not only fails to understand the Second Amendment to the Constitution, but they fail to understand the concept of “inalienable rights” which forms the cornerstone of the American Republic. They seem to view Rights as something that can be granted and rescinded through political action. If that were true, they would not be Rights. They would be privileges granted under a far more totalitarian system of government. Well, I’ve got news for them; the RIGHTS of the People shall not be infringed. Regardless of how many mental gymnastics they perform to justify their laughable positions, they won’t pass Constitutional muster.

Until next time!!!

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