The Bradys are touting new state rankings for 2010, which includes convenient red/blue maps showing how badly they are losing most everywhere. Of course,Â we’re already well into 2011, but I’m not really going to blame those folks for phoning it in given the last time I looked at their Form 990s.
But I do I think we can do better. It’s like losing weight. Shed a few points here, a few points there. I look forward to turning Pennsylvania from blue to red over the next few years. Just looking over our score sheet, I think we could lose 3 points easily this session. That would at least move us south of Michigan on the Brady list. Pennsylvania has a grand total of 26 out of 100 points. Most of that we get from the ban on private transfer for handguns. The rest mostly comes from state dealer requirements.
What’s interesting is that Brady is hardly scoring carry laws anymore at all. In fact, if you take a look, they tend to rank current agenda items higher than issues they’ve already largely lost on.