Well, you can exhale now, the time has come that we have all been waiting for with anticipation.
The Brady Campaign Scorecard
The Brady Campaign released their annual scorecards of States and Gun Control in February.
Interestingly, the scorecards themselves do more to prove that gun control does nothing for violent crime numbers that anything the Gun Rights activists could ever do.
This isn’t “gun rights” spin. This is proof that emotion does not equate to reality. I can’t make this stuff up:
The Forty states which enjoy the most lenient gun laws and therefore the lowest scorecard scores (the lowest instance of gun control) range from some with high crime rates to the one with the lowest. It’s proof that even though the Brady campaign advertises that the bottom 31 on their list “EXPORT” more gun violence than the top 9 states on their list, gun control doesn’t work. They claim that these 31 poorest states are selling guns to criminals in other states, hence the reason why they are barely treading water on their original promises that gun control would lead to reduced crime rates in these 9 states. That’s an idealistic approach to rationalize failed ideas. The Brady Campaign is trying to tell the citizens of the United States, that it isn’t the gun control in these states, failing, but rather the failure of the other states’ gun control policy which is killing people. Did they forget that human interaction needs to be factored into crime rates? Do they honestly expect the intelligent people of the United States to believe that law abiding citizens are buying guns with their name, registering them (or otherwise being associated with them) and THEN selling them out of their state to criminals? Is the Brady Campaign trying to convince us that the legal guns are the ones killing people hundreds and thousands of miles away? It’s obvious to all but the stupidest or the least involved people, that the guns killing people are those in the hands of criminals, obtained through illegal means.
Speaking of Crime and criminals:
Did you know that the top four states on the list that Brady campaign says are best for gun control contributes to 25% of the total violent crime nationally?
Yes that’s a fact: for years many of these top four states have been using gun control to “control” violent crime, and failing miserably. 4 States, 25% of all violent crime in the United States: California, the worst state on the list (from a gun rights perspective), New Jersey, Massachusetts and New York.
Does the Brady Campaign Scorecard mean anything?
The Brady Campaign Scorecard
The Brady Campaign’s desire to curb handgun (and general) gun violence is clouded by their thought that the only solution is gun control. Their sole purpose is to regulate firearms; there has never been a single publicly orchestrated plan to make another initiative than gun regulation out of the Brady Campaign. They also operate a sister organization which is called the Brady Campaign to prevent Gun Violence, but their self appointment of mandate has failed in its attempt to achieve results. The crime rates remain unchanged virtually across the board, and in some cases are rising in states with the highest gun control initiatives, like California or New York. Crime rates in D.C. and Chicago are skyrocketing: both have almost absolute gun control relative to the bottom 40 states on the Brady campaign scorecard.
At what point will reality catch up to the gun control activists, and they start addressing the real concerns behind violence, which, as proven by the facts is NOT legally obtained firearms.