Tuesday, August 14, 2007

More panhandling

I just got some email today from the Brady Bunch; here is how the letter starts out:

Dear Robert,

We have a tremendous opportunity to accomplish a major Brady Campaign goal: keeping guns out of the hand of criminals and the mentally ill. And the Brady Campaign needs your help today to make this happen.

For just $5 or more each month, you can help the Brady Campaign ensure passage of this important legislation that will saves lives. The Brady Campaign is lobbying key Senators to help ensure the bill's passage and we need the necessary resources to make this happen. We must also be prepared to launch a targeted ad campaign to get our message out and get the critical Senate votes we need.


In the first place, they don't really say what their legislation is about; I am just supposed to take their word for it.
In the second place, why do they need money to pass it? Are they planning on bribing someone in the Senate?
These people are interested in money and power; and they are able to get it by appealing to uninformed people who are prone to hysteria rather than logic. If they really wanted to do some good, they would go for harsher penalties on criminals, and slapping offenders in jail, instead of letting them out on bail to commit more crimes. It seems to me that locking up a criminal is the best way for "keeping guns out of the hand of criminals and the mentally ill".
Just my opinion.

6 comments:

terri said...

I'm with you on this one!

Hammer said...

I finally got sick of their emails and told them to bugger off.

They're pushing for laws that will save the lives of violent criminals at the cost of our own.

SpeakerTweaker said...

Keep in mind, sending criminals to jail would violate their civil rights.

ACLU, and all of that...



tweaker

Kenny said...

I got the same e mail. What a joke, The main reason I get emails from these losers is when they have their form letters I reword them into a pro second amendment letter and send it.

B&N said...

These are also the same losers who are constantly complaining about the "Rich, powerful gun lobby" and all that other rot.

What, exactly, do they need with money, if they are supposedly taking such a "high and moral stance," as they are clearly implying by asserting that being "rich" is somehow such a bad thing.

Is anyone else's ire growing about this kind of crap?

Anyone else wanting to pull a Mencken out there?

Jayne said...

I love this comment: "In the second place, why do they need money to pass it? Are they planning on bribing someone in the Senate?"

Laughed my ass right off!