At least they would seem to be if you’re the Brady Center. See, the Brady folks have posted their videos of a Very Brady Gala in Los Angeles earlier last month, and it’s quite telling how they think of people who choose to exercise their Constitutional right to bear arms:
If you watch it, you’ll notice some choice quotes from TV director, producer, and otherwise vile human being, Steven Levitan. If Levitan even showed up at the station to board the “class” train, it had left long before he got there. First up is Levitan making fun of accidental shootings.
“In my quest for an entertaining speech, no small task given the seriousness of the subject matter, I did a Google search for the following phrase: ‘Man Accidentally Shoots Himself'”
So are people shooting themselves tragedies, or the butt of Brady Center jokes? Make up your mind. I guess they are tragedies when they happen to people who aren’t gun owners, eh? That must be why Levitan, after getting the crowd laughing at various stories of gun owners shooting themselves,
“Sort of funny, but of course not funny at all when these same idiots shoot someone else, except of course, when it was Dick Cheney, that was pretty funny.”
I’m sure the incident with Cheney wasn’t all that funny to Harry Whittington. But hey, Harry had a gun so he got what he deserved right?
“Unlike the gun enthusiasts, who’s simplistic slogans make for great bumper stickers, our arguments are complex.”
Gun control activists are, of course, sophisticated, with complex arguments, Â while we dumb redneck gun owners can’t manage more than a poorly crafted catchword? If there were a hall of fame for people with a smug sense of self-satisfaction, and over inflated estimates of their own intelligence and sophistication, this guy would be Joe DiMaggio.
“”They’ve gotten so stuck on ideology, and so powerful, and lawmakers have become so intimidated, that we’re fast losing the ability to have a sane and rational fact based debate about how to protect the ones we love.Â So I thank the Brady Center, in standing up for sane gun laws. They’ve made themselves the target of an entire movement, and a target is not something you want to be around those people.”
Because people who’s support and defend the Second Amendment clearly are just itching to shoot people who don’t believe, or don’t want to believe in the right. Levitan might want to reconsider his statement about a rational fact based debate about how to protect the ones we love,” because it’s pretty clear to me which side’s opinions are based on rationality and fact, and it’s not his.
Steven Levitan isn’t just some random Hollywood director and producer that just happen to get put on the speaking list by the Brady Center. He was there to get an award. Maybe the Brady Center couldn’t exercise that much control over the jokes Levitan made on stage, but they sure as heck can control their awards and the material they promote. But what do you expect from an organization that resorts to attacking the defendant in a civil rights case because they failed to make reasonable arguments against it?