Some of you might remember that earlier this year, The Brady Campaign put out a piece called No Gun Left Behind: The Gun Lobbyâ€™s Campaign to Push Guns Into Colleges and Schools. Howard Nemerov, who is the “unofficial” investigative analyst for NRA News, has produced an excellent piece [PDF] that highlights many of the Brady Campaigns deceptions in this report. Let’s take a look at one:
To bolster their claims, Bradyâ€™s report contains an appendix of stories where alleged CCW licensees broke the law. Of the two cases researched so far, both of these incidents have proven to be self-defense, while Brady insinuates both cases were murder.
Color me unsurprised. In the report it is also detailed that Brady claimed a CCL holder, Jon Loveless, shot a man because he gave him a “weird look”. Howard manages to dig up the context for that accusation:
Loveless told detectives he thought it was going to be a friendly meeting to discuss a piece of radio equipment, but when he pulled his truck alongside Eichhornâ€™s truck he said Eichhorn had a gun pointed at him.
Loveless, who has a concealed weapons permit, said he retrieved his gun from his glove compartment and pointed it at Eichhorn.
â€œLoveless claims that he directed Eichhorn to drop the weapon but that Eichhorn got a weird lookâ€ on his face,â€ Detective Jon Thompson wrote. â€œBelieving that Eichhorn was about to fire his handgun, Loveless instead fired his handgun several times.â€
So it would seem that even the examples of CCL holders that Brady has managed to dig up and hold out as criminals are turning out not to be criminals after all. Download and read Howard’s whole report.