Friday, October 12, 2007

Didn't take them long, did it?

Part of the latest mail from the Brady Bunch.

Brady Campaign [logo]
More Guns at Schools While Senate Stalls on Improving Background Checks
Your support can help us break the logjam on a bill to strengthen the Brady law's NICS

Dear Robert,

I'm once again heartbroken that a deranged teenager was so easily able to get his hands on two guns and ammunition, shooting four people before killing himself at a Cleveland school on Wednesday.

Together, we must stop senseless tragedies like this. And we can.

The first thing we must do is convince the U.S. Senate to strengthen the Brady background check system by passing the National Instant Check System (NICS) Improvement Act.

Will you help me by making a special contribution to the Brady Campaign right now? Your contribution will be used to bring pressure to bear on the Senate, garner media attention, and rally public support for this critical bill.

Somebody gets goofy and these people immediately have their hands out asking for money.

It's For The Children™.

Just how is the NICS Bill supposed to prevent something like this? He was already unable to buy any kind of firearm legally; obviously the law was unable to prevent him from obtaining them. The problem, in this particular case, was a bad home environment; it seems he and his brother had been in and out of trouble for quite some time. As long as there are people growing up under bad conditions, you are going to have violence. Blaming a piece of metal and making "feelgood" laws does not solve problems.
Just my opinion.


JDP said...

Same old story. Kids being raised by a single parent in a broken home. Or being raised by a grand parent whose own child is too sorry. If children do not have the proper guidance and support growing up, this sort of thing will continue to take place.


Kenny said...

Just another grab for money and to regulate our freedoms

Nate said...

I got that email too and laughed at the disconnect between their demand for the NICS and that kid that took guns from home.

meleah rebeccah said...

I cant even begin to comment on this one... id fill a whole freaking page..