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Brady Campaign - Do you support it?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bclark1, Oct 13, 2006.

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Do you support the Brady Campaign?

Poll closed Nov 2, 2006.
  1. Yes.

    1.1%
  2. No.

    97.7%
  3. On the fence / for some issues.

    1.1%
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  1. bclark1

    bclark1 member

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    I just got an argument from a guy claiming that a lot of responsible gun owners support the Brady Campaign, and that their goal is not to disarm America, but simply allow reasonable ownership. I'd say more, but will feign a lack of bias for the sake of the opening entry of the poll.

    * It appears the anonymous option did not work for me, sorry, first poll * I can guess how this will turn out, but I am genuinely curious how many gun owners would support the Brady's.
     
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  2. bclark1

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    The background of this was actually referring to how the Brady Campaign somehow vilified the Five-SeveN, premising it as a favorite of criminals because it penetrates kevlar. It's an old argument, yes. It spun off into an issue that guns kill children (unlike cars, swimming pools, drugs that they get when their parents do a poor job, etc.), and just went downhill from there. The claim was that only "unreasonable gun nuts" want guns like the FN or assault rifles or anything high-capacity, and that there are hunters and plinkers out there who enjoy the sport but are not "psycho" about it who support the Brady Campaign.

    This may not be the best sampling group, but I'd be interested in hearing from someone who enjoys shooting and doesn't think that the campaign against "gun violence" and a healthy shooting sports culture are mutually exclusive.
     
  3. dasmi

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    The Brady Campaign is about disarming america. They aren't so much about guns, as they are control, though. 100% opposed.
     
  4. Prince Yamato

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    A person who only believes guns are for sport is not a true "gun owner", but a fuddite. That being said, I can't think of any real gun owner who supports the Brady Bunch.
     
  5. DRMMR02

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    No, because I do not care at all what law-abiding Americans own. A man can own a bazooka for all I care, as long as no one gets hurt, and no one's property but his own gets destroyed.

    Gun laws are all about hindering the people who don't need to be hindered. The people who care about the law, don't need it. And the people who DO need it, just don't care, so it doesn't affect them.
     
  6. Sindawe

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    Then by this chap's assessment, I guess I'm not a responsible gun owner.
    Hmmmm...well then I don't feel so bad. Years ago I read a passage, one that struck me as being fundamental a truth about our species.
    Oh well, I've been called worse by better people. Said chap can go pound sand. :evil:
     
  7. Warren

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    I voted no of course. But the poll is not anonymous, it is in fact nonymous. Not that I care though.
     
  8. LadySmith

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    I voted NO based upon their record of lies, hysteria, hypocrisy...
     
  9. G36-UK

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    Given that none of the laws that they advocate could be considered "responsible", and the fact that they've lied since their group was founded, I voted no.

    Let's face it, their arguments are as watertight as a Supa-Saver Economy Cabin on the Titanic.
     
  10. ETXhiker

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    I'm frankly flabbergasted that anyone would seriously ask that question. No matter what the spin, the Brady campaign aims to eliminate ALL private gun ownership. Period. For the millionth time, it ain't about hunting.
     
  11. stevelyn

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    The Brady Pukes and their criminal mercenaries are our blood enemies next to the BATFEces Pukes. Supporting anything that originates out of their cake holes is cutting your own throat. The NRA went along with the '68 GCA and look what it got us.

    You shouldn't argue with idiots. Passersby might not be able to tell the difference between you.;)
     
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    I voted no, but only because "H*LL NO!" wasn't a choice in the poll. :)
     
  13. buzz_knox

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    For some gun owners, it's only about hunting. For others, it's about their having weapons but not those who "don't deserve them." For others, they just don't think their sacred ox will ever get gored ("I don't own one of those assault rifles and nobody should!").
     
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    The Brady Campaign should be disbanded under RICO statutes and the leaders rounded up on treason charges.

    No. I'm not engaging in hyperbole here.
     
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    reasonable ownership

    What that means to me is I can own a fully automic weapon if I so desire without interference from LE or the government.
     
  16. American By Blood

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    Only unreasonable music nuts want recordings of Beethoven's symphonies or Wagner's operas. There are pop music fans out there with a couple of Britney Spears CDs and maybe a Justin Timberlake single or two. They're not psycho about it and support efforts to banish classical music from school curricula and coarsen the tastes of the general public. :barf:
     
  17. bclark1

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    Yeah, sorry, I thought I clicked the "Anonymous" thing but I see we can view.

    My point had been that 5.7x28 is rather expensive, as is the gun, and no matter how fast the ammo's going most of it is lighter than a .22LR and not going to do much damage unless your shot placement is superb - it's neither something that will be sought by a criminal element, nor something any gun owner that could afford it would leave laying around. Not that I think most of us leave anything laying around, whether it's the safe queen or the Saturday night special. Oh well. Points are of no use with the majority of people involved with that cause, because they just get confused and start reciting statistics about kids dying whether or not it has any relevance.
     
  18. BobTheTomato

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    You need a forth option that reads:

    "From my cold dead hands!" :fire:

    Thats what I would have voted.
     
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    Next time "save the children" arguement comes up, bring up the danger of school sports. Six children (by Brady definitions, one was a college kid) have died suddenly while playing or practicing sports in the Houston area these past six weeks. Ban sports, if only one life is saved! Remember this next time the anti's trot out this old horse.

    --wally.
     
  20. orangelo

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    "Are you out of your mind?" would have been my choice but I couldn't find it so I voted no.
     
  21. Eleven Mike

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    This could be true. There could be many responsible adults who own a couple of skeet-shooting guns or have a revolver in the bedside table drawer, who "support" the Brady Campaign. If they don't see the Brady's as keeping them from owning their own guns, they might think that the Brady agenda is about "common-sense gun control measures" or "gun safety."

    But I hope you don't present this poll to your friend as coming from a representative sample of American gun-owners.
     
  22. Green Lantern

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    All the BC cares about is "feel-good" and "looks good until someone actually THINKS about it" legislation. H-no, I don't support them! :mad:
     
  23. Eleven Mike

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    I agree.
     
  24. orangelo

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    I support the brady campaign in dropping dead.
     
  25. scout26

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    Gun owners supporting the Bradyites would be kinda like "Jews for Hitler" or "Kulaks for Stalin".
     
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