Obama’s Gun Control Pow-Wow

At this point, I think Paul Helmke probably wishes it were a beer summit, because at least then he could have gotten a free beer out of it, and maybe met the President. We initially were quite skeptical of Brady claims of success from the summit. With this report in the Washington Post, that skepticism would seem to have been warranted:

But the official the advocates wanted to hear from most stayed mostly quiet.

The silence of Steve Croley, the White House’s point man on gun regulation policy, echoes the decision by Democrats to remain mute on guns as a national issue, even in the wake of the Tucson rampage.

They later go on to say:

One area in which Croley has shown less interest, according to several people who have spoken with him about the issue, is restricting the large-volume ammunition magazines that allowed the Tucson shooter to keep firing. When Paul Helmke, director of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, broached the subject during the March 15 gathering with Croley, officials promptly adjourned the meeting.

That adds more evidence that the “assault clip” effort is just the latest ridiculousness from the other side. Though I strongly believe they have given up on passing legislation at this point, and are focusing almost exclusively on testing issues based on their ability to attract media attention, followers, and most importantly donations. Read the whole Washington Post article. This makes me seriously question why Brady is even keeping around a 501(c)(4). They are in hearts and minds territory at this point, and that’s not anything you need a (c)(4) non-profit to accomplish.

3 Responses to “Obama’s Gun Control Pow-Wow”

  1. mike says:

    Maybe they need to go after “assault reporters” and “assault blogs” for pointing out their failures. Look out, you may be next! I hope they don’t go after “assault blog commenters” too..

  2. Dannytheman says:

    I have said it time and time again! We have the truth on our side. As long as we stick to educating using truth and facts, we will win. But I will also caution all to not relax. Keep spreading the truth and educating the facts to friends and family!

  3. Terraformer says:

    Check out the second page where they mention croleys good looks and hand issues. He became a regulatory zealot because he didn’t know you shouldnt stick your hand in a snowblower.