New Line of Work?

Dave Hardy thinks it’s time for the Brady folks to start polishing up their resumes because of the White House endorsing the right of Americans to protest while armed.   Obama would probably prefer the issue to go away.  That’s not good news for anti-gun groups, who by now have to be feeling pretty down that Obama is doing everything he can to not end up in a fight with gun owners.

6 thoughts on “New Line of Work?”

  1. Perhaps these Brady folks could work for Gun Owners Of America, at least representing them on Hardball with Chris Matthews! Believe me, they couldn’t do a worse job than the GOA rep did tonight! It was horrible! I didn’t catch the reps name, but Matthews had him blubbering inanities by the end of the debate. My gosh folks, we need to know our Constitution inside and out before we speak in public. Damage was done to our reputations tonight! Thank goodness few people watch MSNBC! The issue was carrying weapons to Obama town meetings.
    One other disturbing note: The anti-gunner on the show kept quoting Scalia in Heller saying our 2A right is not unlimited but can be federally regulated. Gentleman, Heller was not the grand victory we think it was! Scalia’s remark opened the back door to the 2A’s demise. The Second Amendment declares the right to militia arms IS unlimited (with regard to the federal government). That is what “shall not be infringed” means!!! It forbids ALL federal regulation of the individual right to arms. The 10th Amendment reserves all arms regulation to the respective States. Nothing could be clearer to any serious reader of the Constitution. Yet, Scalia blurred it. I beseech the NRA to encourage a discussion of this issue within legal circles before “reasonable regulation” become the slow death of our precious liberty. Heaven knows GOA isn’t up to the task!

  2. I didn’t see it and I don’t know who the personalities were — but neither did most other Americans. That is both the good and the bad news.

    I have done TV appearances in the past for various groups including GOA. Unlike most people, I didn’t give my buddies heads-up to watch me. My ratings test was, to see if anyone I knew, who I would expect to be dialed in on the issue. ever saw the shows. Hardly anyone ever did. A time or two it was a year later that someone would say, “Hey, saw you on the so-and-so show last year.” There were times when I did it on behalf of an organization and they didn’t watch it, but commented on hearsay from members a few days later.

    When most activists get on TV or radio, and think they’ve done well, they believe the RKBA movement has scored some great victory. It hardly ever is that important, or important at all, beyond the “little drops of water, little grains of sand” principle. Most groups understand that showing the flag is more important for fund raising with the choir, than for changing hearts and minds, and usually the choir can’t tell the good from the bad as far as presentation goes. It sounds like maybe GOA lost on that score, this time, but they’ll probably do OK overall.

  3. I apologize for the harshness of my criticism of GOA. Jesus said, “He who is not against you is for you.” So even though their rep did a a poor job of articulating our right to bear arms, they are still manifestly on our side. And I’m sure Matthews was careful to select a rep who he knew was not his equal in a fair fight, let alone the sham that passes for debate on MSNBC!

    1. I don’t think you need to apologize, Arnie. I laughed at your comment because though I didn’t see the segment, I was sent a transcript. Just reading it made me wonder just how damaging it was. Your comment merely verified it was as bad as it read.

  4. Thank you, dear lady, for your kind words. I only wish your husband had been there to defend our cause before Mr Matthews. That fellow needed a lesson in how to conduct an honest public debate with at least some semblance of fairness and courtesy, and I do believe Sebastian would’ve helped him with that. Unfortunately, that is why Mr Matthews will probably never invite your husband for a debate. Guess I’ll just have to switch over to Fox!

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