“As a result, countless lives have been saved. In fact, there are few Americans in history who are as directly responsible for saving as many lives as Jim,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
I’ll bet they couldn’t cite even one. Wayne could just as easily say the Brady Bunch is directly responsible for costing many people their lives, and that couldn’t be proven either, but I wonder how they, and their media, would respond.
What you said is true of innocent schoolchildren, as politicians, the media, and even some of their parents dance in their blood to advance their evil misguided agendas, Brady and Giffords were/are active participants. Are you still a tool if you use yourself for publicity, sympathy, and political ends? Only in the alternate sense of the word.
But was Jim Brady (and now Gabby Giffords) a “active participant?” I’m not sure Giffords can tie her own shoes without help, and Jim Brady wasn’t much better. They both ended up as puppets for ambitious spouses.
I feel sorry for Jim Brady, and am glad for his sake that he’s finally at peace. I similarly feel sorry for Gabby Giffords.
And I hope that both Sarah Brady and Mark Kelly end up sharing the same pit in hell.