There was some speculation about the big announcement being teased by the Brady Campaign today. With quite possibly the most
danceable modern video ever produced by the anti-gun group, some wondered if it would be epic.
Did they secure Gabby Giffords as a new spokeswoman so they could re-launch as the Giffords Campaign? Did they snag a president that someone has actually heard of before today? Were they launching a rival campaign to Bloomberg’s efforts that continually rip the attention, headlines, and support away from their group?
I didn’t post about it because I had a gut feeling that it wasn’t terribly exciting. I figured that it would be a repackaged legislative initiative at best. I was so wrong. It was even less interesting than that.
The Brady Campaign wants you to light a candle.
Yes, they want you to light a candle. Because candles will stop violence. Their new webpage about candles says that lighting a candle will stop a bullet. What? You think I’m kidding?
Imagine stopping a bullet before it kills a child.
Impossible? Not with your help! All across America people are coming together to save lives from preventable gun violence. Will you join them, and the Brady Campaign, as we host a nationwide candlelight vigil to honor victims of gun violence?
Perhaps the candles will also inject some personality into Dennis Henigan as he reads his script. The candles might also buy them some new audio equipment. If candles can stop bullets, then they can do anything in this season of holiday miracles, right?