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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Brady Campaign notices same article I did, also notices David's 'Only Ones' files

I wrote yesterday about the guy who apparently thinks it's a good idea to paint advocates of defensive firearm carry as paranoid "vigilantes" (his words). The Brady Campaign noticed, as well, and was quick to jump on the opening.

Yet this student also honestly describes the logical extension of the gun lobby’s attacks on police, and the argument for more guns in more places:

Paranoia. Vigilantism. Taking the law into your own hands.
Interestingly enough, they managed (via gross distortion) to tie Mr. Paranoid's attitude in with David Codrea's "Only Ones" files.
While this student’s comments don’t appear to be a malicious attack against the police, many in the gun blogosphere make it a point to denigrate law enforcement.
The distortion, of course, is the claim that David's intent is to "denigrate law enforcement"--the refutation of which he makes clear in the War on Guns sidebar:
About "The Only Ones"
The purpose of this feature has never been to bash cops. The only reason I do this is to amass a credible body of evidence to present when those who would deny our right to keep and bear arms use the argument that only government enforcers are professional and trained enough to do so safely and responsibly. And it's also used to illustrate when those of official status, rank or privilege, both in law enforcement and in some other government position, get special breaks not available to we commoners, particularly (but not exclusively) when they're involved in gun-related incidents.
Compared to some Brady Campaign lies, though--that's a fairly minor one, I suppose.

Update: David eviscerates 'em.


Tangalor said...

See? When people write crap like this, they know 90 percent of their readers will click over, see it, and go, 'oh!oh!' and shut the window, not reading anything except, MAYBE, the title screen.

Ignorance is bliss? Only if you demand to remain ignorant. Then you'll just be another fool.