Yes, THAT Sarah Brady, the one from the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence.
It’s hard to comment on something of this nature. The old adage of not speaking ill of the dead, among others comes to bear.
One has to almost – notice I said “Almost” here before you lash out and take my head off – admire the woman’s dedication and tenacity for her cause. That it flies in the face of the US Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms is another fight entirely.
She was in fact, a true believer in abolishing the 2nd Amendment and she helped pioneer the slight of hand and speech to enable it, with such ambiguous language like “commonsense reforms” and helped to, if not down right perfected, the art of soft pedaling it to the public to make it more palatable. One only needs to look at both Brady Non-Profits mission statements to see an example of her and other Brady activist leaders “soft” approach to banning guns.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence works to pass, enforce, and protect sensible laws and public policy that address gun violence at the federal and state levels. We do this by engaging and activating the American public, electing officials who support common sense gun laws, and increasing public awareness of gun violence. Through our advocacy campaigns and Million Mom March and Brady Chapters, we work locally to educate people about the risks of gun ownership, honor victims of gun violence, and pass sensible gun laws.
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence develops and implements extensive public health and safety programs and utilizes the courts to reduce gun violence. Through our Legal Action Project, we represent victims of gun violence in cases against irresponsible gun sellers and owners. Through our public health and safety programs, we inspire safer attitudes and behaviors around the 300 million guns already in our homes and communities and new gun purchases taking place every day.
Alas, the devil is always in the details….Both the current “Brady” campaigns as they exist today have ties back to organizations such as “National Council to Control Handguns” (NCCH )est. 1974, later to be renamed in 1980 as “Handgun Control Inc” who briefly was partnered with the National Coalition to Ban Handguns (NCBH) which in turn, made no bones about it, and advocated for the banning of all handguns.
The NCBH and NHCC split when the NCBH, renamed itself in 1990 as the “Coalition to Stop Gun Violence” (CSGV). The NCBH then was absorbed by the Brady Campaign in the mid 80’s as the much softer sounding – “Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence”. The CSVG Continues on today as its own organization and lobbying machine. It routinely attacks the NRA and GOA and labels them as an “Insurrectionist “groups However, a quick visit to their page and a little reading – one can see quickly that they are using some of the same Brady Tactics, the renaming of their groups is one flag, and then the site is literally polluted with the “common sense gun control” mantra.
Additionally, that the very same Brady gun control machine was critical to the passage of the 1994 “Assault Weapons Ban”, Sort of gives lie to the soft sell mission statements above. Make no doubt about it, the Brady organization in whatever guise – wants guns banned, “assault weapons” Hand guns, Rifles, all of them. They may not come out and state it, but it doesn’t take a PhD to figure these folks and the CSVG types out.
That the Brady’s exploited a personal tragedy and made it their public cause, isn’t really disputable. That James Brady was Ronald Regan’s Press Secretary at the time of his attempted assassination, gave them an intimidate leverage and a vehicle to further push their cause and agendas and as noted above, they absorbed more than one hard core gun ban group. One has to wonder, how much traction they would have gotten, had it not been for Hinkley’s actions on that day. It’s interesting to note that the NCCH in the early 80’s and before the Brady’s had about 100,000 members. Now? Under the soft sell strategy of the Brady machine – it boasts millions.
None the less – Sarah Brady has passed. In sticking with the old admonishment from my Dear Mother – “If you ain’t got nothing good to say – don’t say anything at all”.
I, for one, am glad Sarah Brady is no longer trying stop me from defending myself.
sleeper @ #: 1
Yeah, me too, unfortunately, this is one snake that doesn’t die after it’s head gets axed…The Brady Campaigns and gun grabbing minions will march on with out her.
There are some people, when they die, that the rule “If yout have nothing to say, don’t” does not apply. There are some people that if you have nothing good to say, should be said loudly. Dead Ted Kennedy for one. I’m going to say the same for Sarah Brady. Good riddance to the totalitarian crone.
Wish that I had Bill Gates’ money to run an ad campaign for how many have died because they were essentially deprived (by restrictive gun laws a la Chicago, NYC) of the right to defend themselves. Would that we could make people (Rotties already know, like all those from Rio Linda as Rushbo would say) aware of how much blood… Read more »
Now THIS is a Good Friday celebration! Hmmmmmm, with what do all the combatants have in common?
oh, I really don’t like to speak ill of the departed unless they really REALLY deserve it….like Hitler and Stalin and Dahmer and other hell spawns like that. Sarah Brady doesn’t deserve to be put in the same category as those creatures, so I wish her family peace and resolution and forgive us believers in the 2nd Amendment as we… Read more »
A farewell Salute to her (too soon maybe?)
LC IB CiSSnarl5.7 Imperial Foreign War Correspondent says:
It’s not a snake it’s a hydra.
Reminds me of a reported remark from (I think) Bette Davis. After repeating the advice on saying nothing but good about the dead, she added, “He’s dead. Good.”
It is a characteristic of collectivists that they want the world to feel their pain. This leads them to search out ways to inflict themselves and their anguish on others – the larger the audience, the better. Those Americans willfully attacking the Constitution, a societal framework which made all of their privileges and luxuries possible, deserve special condemnation. In Sarah… Read more »
To paraphrase Mark Twain: I didn’t attend her funeral but I heartily approve of it.
Genghis Foxtrotting Khan on stilts!
They’re much more important than the living, you see, & very, very fragile.
You choose to single out a woman who got to experience her husband, the love of her life, be shot and mutilated by some fucking nut job and complain about her wanting never to see something like that happen again? She choose to be a very public figure. Dead or alive she is open to commenting about by her choices… Read more »
She was a public figure who dedicated her life to the destruction of a fundamental human right. Fuck her.
Sarah Brady’s passing will not energize her cause significantly, her death is not a martyr’s death (as she and many others argued that her husband’s death was). Unless someone far more skilled takes over, the organizations she left behind will not flourish – she had publicity that most gun-grabbers don’t have. Remember, folks, she was losing, and had been for… Read more »
“National Council to Control Handguns” (NCCH )est. 1974” There’s another one on King George I and his ‘New World Order’™. His progeny gives me little hope. Then came ‘Jimma’ C; who is still sucking my air, spreading his evil spawn in Georgia. These bastiches think like they’re f’n royals with they’re dynasties. (Reuters) – While a Bush and a Clinton… Read more »
Again, That exploited her position and her husband’s access to high level politics to wage a crusade against a Constitutional Protected right – that crusade carries on to this very day, or are you really going to argue the fact that the Brady organizations and others like them are not trying to ban access to firearms? And why the fuck… Read more »
Library Czar says: And why the fuck would anyone here care what a liberal from Canuckistan has to say? Really. Find a Canuckistan board to spew your bullshit. because it is a differing viewpoint, it does get kind of mundane talking with people that agree with you 100% of the time. There is something good to say about her, she… Read more »
Emperor Misha I @ #:16
DING! You win the internet ! Oh wait – you’re the Emperor you already own it. Nevahmind…
Emperor Misha I @ #16: And that is why YOU are the Emperor at these hallowed grounds.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E. @ #:
And the Emperor is FORBIDDEN to abdicate his thrown. Any attempt for the Emperor to abdicate will result in the instant confiscation of his adult beverages. (They will be returned once he drys out and regains his senses)
LC Xystus @ #:
Sorry, got into the Imperial wine celler.
I’m sure this is a sad time for the Brady family. For that, they have my sincere condolences.
For me and mine, however, I will offer only this: She won’t be missed.
It would take an inhuman pile of shit to not feel for James Brady after the nut shot him while trying to ventilate Ronald Rayguns. I guess it would be understandable that someone traumatized by such a catastrophe would attempt to control firearms. My problem with Sarah Brady has always been the way she paraded her husband around playing the… Read more »
Fuck you, BJ. You are a loudmouth trerp.