Skip to comments.Brady Campaign President: NRA Put ‘the Gun in George Zimmerman’s Hands’
Posted on 04/16/2012 5:25:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(CNSNews.com) The president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence accused National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre of being responsible for the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida by putting the gun in George Zimmermans hands.
During a rally on Capitol Hill marking the five-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre in which 32 people were killed and the eight-year anniversary on Friday of the Columbine High School shooting, Brady Campaign president Dan Gross called on Congress to take simple action to stop arming dangerous people. Also, on hand at the rally were victims of gun violence and their families.
Wayne LaPierre at the NRA Convention, in his feeble attempt to deflect the well-deserved blame for putting the gun in George Zimmermans hands, had the gall to complain about all the media attention on the Trayvon Martin tragedy. He asked, What about the tragedies that occur every day in our nation? Gross said.
Well, Wayne. Here they are 32 of them and they blame you and the politicians who do your bidding every bit as much as the media does. The fact is not just the Trayvon Martin tragedy but most of the gun violence in our nation could be prevented if Congress would take simple action to stop arming dangerous people, he added.
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It is a good thing someone die otherwise Zimmerman would probably be dead or seriously injured.
It also placed the guns in the hands of many people who have used them to defend themselves and their property.
How many people would have died if not for their being armed?.How many people in this country are killed by legally purchased firearms as compared to stolen and arms bought off the street?
If we took every gun from every honest person a criminal would have no problem getting a gun. Have the Brady Bunch ever looked at the rise in crime in England and Australia after their guns were stolen by Government or have they been sleeping under a rock.
The guy is mentally ill.
I think that if Congress would ban registered DemocRATS from owning guns, we wouldn’t be having this problem. All DemocRATS are nuts.
“Brady Campaign President: NRA Put the Gun in George Zimmermans Hands”
Thank God they did or he’d be dead!
We are all Zimmerman. Long live Zimmerman!
Mittens supported the Brady law didn’t he?
and instituted the AWB in Massataxes....
and somehow gets to be the NRA candidate??
These people are not concerned about the victims of brutal thugs. Only that thugs might die.
No, the violent black thug Trayvon Martin put the gun in Zimmerman’s hands.
>> but most of the gun violence in our nation could be prevented if Congress would take simple action to stop arming dangerous people,<<
And you and your ilk will be the ones to determine who are “dangerous people” eh, Comrade Daniev Grossinev Leninsnki?
--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
Yup! That’s why we had to chase him out of our State with pitch forks. Now they’re coming for our steak knives.
Oh yeah? Well answer me this, who put the skittles in
trayvon’s hand huh? Huh? Huh?
The fact is not just the Trayvon Martin tragedy but most of the skittle violence in our nation could be prevented if Congress would take simple action to stop up
skittling dangerous people, he added.
FYI, I’ve been looking for a good leather holster for my big CZ .45 for a long time. Cheaper than Dirt is finally selling a Bianchi IWB, and for under $50.00. You snooze you loose.
Citizens with no criminal record should be able, at will, to carry, concealed or open, any firearm they please, hand gun or long gun, anywhere they please without let or hindrance by government authorities.
Tanks, fighter jets, SAMs, armed naval vessels (just like in the old days) too!! for the militia, you know.
>> “and somehow gets to be the NRA candidate??” <<
Its time you got acquainted with realities at the NRA.
Has it really been 5 years??? Yikes, time does pass.
They have the audacity to hold rallies celebrating the body counts caused by the Brady Campaigns ensuring that there will be unarmed helpless victims available for slaughter.
That was why I let my NRA Membership lapse. I keep the sticker on my car, because it pisses off the liberals up here in Massachusetts.
Pissing off liberals outweighs saying I am a member when I am not.
Who put the “pummeling the sh1t out of you” in Trayvon’s hands?
” I keep the sticker on my car, because it pisses off the liberals up here in Massachusetts.”
The temptation to tweak liberals in Massachuetts is almost irresistable : )
Hehe, not “almost”...:)
Many Freepers think that living in Massachusetts automatically makes someone a liberal, but there are more up here than you would think. We DO have a special handshake, though.
As for pissing them off, think of it as a “target-rich” environment, figuratively speaking...:)
When I was at Boston College (1972-1976), I used to enjoy getting them so angry that they wood stutter.....even drool!
OK.....I was good at it. Harvard Square was my favorite spot to do it.
Oh, God. Not Harvard Square...I go in there on occasion, but the moon-battery is just too much since 2000.
They say it like it's a BAD thing.
People in Harvard Square are still trying to impeach Nixon
posthumously : )
And I accuse the "Brady Campaign" of being responsible for the 23 murders by George Hennard at the Kileen, TX, Luby's by keeping the guns out of the hands of people who would otherwise been able to stop his murderous rampage.
It's amazing how the anti-gun leftist cry about how the most draconian gun laws would be justified "if it could save just one life," yet they don't give a damn about how many lives are provably saved every year by armed civilians.
Gun control is not about safety (with the possible exception of keeping the violent criminal safe), but about increasing the control of the government over the governed.
Melanie Hunter a ‘guy?’
I didn’t see who wrote the article. That’s even worse.