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Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Ownership Board Member: We’re losing

Seems Thomas C. Vanden Berk realized what sensible people knew all along. Candlelight vigils are about as useless as a cock-flavored lollipop. And such vigils are what you do when you have no money. I personally love this bit:

But community vigils are not going to change the illegal manufacturing, marketing and distribution of guns that are intended to kill people. This will be accomplished only through a comprehensive political strategy, one that can outmaneuver, outspend and outwork the gun lobby.

Notice we start out using the term illegal then switch to discussing the gun lobby so as to conflate that somehow the gun lobby is behind illegal manufacturing of guns. BTW, wouldn’t marketing things that are illegal be a good way to draw attention to your illegal activity?

Second verse same as the first:

We need to understand everything about illegal guns and gun sales. Why do we allow guns designed to rapidly fire?

Again, preface with illegal then discuss something else that may or may not be so as to conflate the two.

And here it comes, send money:

Unfortunately this means we have to raise enough money to offset the millions that our elected officials now get from the gun lobby. But politicians listen to their constituents and won’t vote the gun interests if they see that people are fed up with the carnage wrought by weak regulation. A strategy that combines advocacy with money can force politicians to stop straddling the fence on gun issues.

Err, politicos are not straddling the fence on gun issues. They’re just, largely, on the right team.

Thirdpower notes:

The Anti’s have rich sponsors but not the numbers and that hurts them.

Basically he admits that they need us. We don’t need them.

7 Responses to “Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Ownership Board Member: We’re losing”

  1. Jacob Says:

    Tommy knows about giving money. He’s given personal checks to Carolyn McCarthy, John Kerry’s presidential campaign, and Illinois state rep. John Fritchey.

  2. Cactus Jack Says:

    Since the antis cant/wont do anything unless they get money, does that make them mercenaries?

  3. Guav Says:

    “Candlelight vigils are about as useless as a cock-flavored lollipop.’

    Amazing.

  4. SayUncle Says:

    Amazing.

    Amazing bad or amazing good? I’m trying to decide the impact of vulgar language on the blog. So far, no one seems to notice one way or another. And, you know, if I ever should seek to legitimize myself, I’d have to knock that shit off.

  5. Alcibiades McZombie Says:

    Well, it’s actually “useful”, not “useless”.

  6. Gregg Says:

    Uncle,
    Nope, comments like the aforementioned cock flavored lollipop one are good for shock factor when legitimate.

    BTW, I spat out my coke when I read that…

  7. mariner Says:

    Well IF you should want to legitimize yourself …

    Such metaphors have their best effect when totally unexpected — in other words, rare.