“We at the Brady Campaign stand with Mr. Martinez. He got it exactly right. Americans are dying every day because of the corporate gun lobby and the politicians it has in its pocket.
Real solutions exist that are supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans — solutions that would prevent many of the 90 gun deaths that happen in our nation every day. And yet, the corporate gun lobby relentlessly blocks progress toward every commonsense solution. It gives substantial sums of money to buy politicians to ignore the will and well being of the American people — by opposing expanded background checks; and calling research into gun violence ‘unethical.’ These politicians do not care who is buying guns – convicted felons, domestic abusers, rapists – just as long as the corporate gun lobby is happily making the biggest possible profit.
And how would any of their proposals stop this? Also if the “overwhelming majority of Americans” support them, where is their support? They claim the NRA’s money is driving the support away, but what is Michael Bloomberg’s money doing? Where is HIS support?
Given that the shooter was a rampant woman hater, and implies that all he needed was a warm body to lie with, should they demand that women sleep with every hateful, disrespectful loser that propositions them? Makes about as much sense. Especially given that these shootings always happen in gun control strongholds created by groups like the Brady Campaign.
Also I’ll add this bit from Moms Demand more Defenseless women:
So yeah,if we do the right thing and lift the ban on lawful carry from schools, the anti-rights people want to know WHO’s carrying. To what end? So that they can urge parents to boycott the safest schools? So they can teach school shooters who to shoot first?
Personally I see this as a hand-tip. They KNOW that places that ban weapons of protection are the places targeted by spree shooters. Further they use spree shooters to demand more bad laws. So by crippling armed people, they don’t stop the blood for which they dance!