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Our Opponents Should be Ashamed

I’m astonished to see Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, formerly the National Coalition to Ban Handguns, trying to help ATF and the Administration find political cover over the Fast and Furious scandal. Again, I remain very skeptical that this organization cares a whit about stopping gun violence, or they’d be just as outraged at this practice as we are:

Understand what was going on here. There were multiple dealers along the border who did not want to make sales to people those dealers knew to be trafficking in guns illegally, but yet were told to allow those sales to proceed by the ATF. One or more of those guns was used in the murder of a Border Patrol Agent, and countless numbers are no doubt murdering people in Mexico. CSGV’s attempts to focus this issue back on Issa, off ATF, and onto our gun laws is not only dishonest, it’s disgusting for a group that properties to care about stopping gun violence.

This kind of attitude clearly shows that Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is an utter fraud. If they really cared about gun violence they’d certainly want to get to the bottom of what is, to give ATF/DOJ leadership more benefit of doubt than they probably deserve, employment of highly questionable law enforcement tactics that have lead to the death of individuals.

CSGV would do well to understand we have a right to own guns in this country. That necessarily takes a lot of their preferred policy prescriptions off the table. That’s a hard pill for them to swallow but it is a fact. If they truly want to be about preventing gun violence, they would be helping to understand what truly happened. But as it is, they are still living in the past, and perpetrating the fraud that they care about gun violence, rather than gun control.

5 Responses to “Our Opponents Should be Ashamed”

  1. Ddbaxte says:

    I don’t think Ladd can help himself anymore. There’s a reason none of the gun control groups haven’t said anything about fast & furious (until now), and it’s because these types of things would come out, and none of these groups actually want statements like this to become public.

    It’s completely clear and out in the open now that the CSGV does not care about gun violence unless the blood being spilled can somehow help their agenda and pull at the heartstrings of their supporters.

    Reading Ladd’s tweets today immediately brought the oft-quoted phrase “Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt” to mind.

  2. DirtCrashr says:

    Despite their (bogus) rhetoric about saving lives and preventing “gun violence” – an entirely abstract notion, but one that sounds good to mindless sycophants – they’re political organizations first and the livelihoods they’re most concerned with is their own and the partisans who feed them.

  3. Sage Thrasher says:

    So the Brady Bunch is trying to intimidate congress from even investigating a federal law-enforcement campaign that could at best be described as good intentions gone bad? (I think it’s worse, but Issa’s investigation will hopefully determine the truth.) Right there is the best evidence I’ve yet seen that they’re entire program is really about promoting totalitarianism. Blocking investigations of poor federal police action that led to guns being sold to known cartel members??? Simply amazing.

  4. bob r says:

    I agree with your point but think a couple of things might be better if worded slightly differently.

    “One or more of those guns was used in the murder of a Border Patrol officer, and countless numbers are no doubt murdering people in Mexico.”

    Maybe better as:
    One or more of those guns was used in the murder of a Border Patrol officer, and countless numbers are no doubt being used to murder people in Mexico.

    “If they really cared about gun violence they’d certainly want to get to the bottom of what is, …”

    Maybe better as:
    If they really cared about violence perpetrated using a gun they’d certainly want to get to the bottom of what is, …

    In the original, the gun is the actor. In the proposed alternative the gun is a tool used by the actor.

  5. Thirdpower says:

    I think the CSGV has already proven that have no shame in anything they do.

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