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As Terrorists Murder Americans, Brady Campaign Not Sure America is Greatest
As Terrorists Murder Americans Overseas, Brady Campaign Not Sure America is Greatest Nation on Earth
Posted on September 14, 2012

If there's one thing Brady Campaign president Dan Gross learned from the days when he worked for an ad agency, it's that you have to tailor your message to your audience. So when Gross was writing his most recent commentary for the America-bashing Huffington Post website, it was only natural that he would try to stir up support for gun control by speaking in terms America-bashers were sure to understand.

So, on Thursday, two days after four Americans--Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service information officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods--were murdered by America-haters in Libya, Gross said that those of us who think that America is the greatest nation on Earth should prove it--by imposing more gun control.

Realizing that England--or, for that matter, probably any other country--is more popular than the United States among Huffington Post readers, Gross praised Great Britain for banning virtually all handguns in the 1990s, while criticizing  "America's response" for having been "the polar opposite."

Whether America's response has been the "opposite" depends upon what you are measuring, of course. On the one hand, it's a fact that while Britain was banning semi-automatic rifles, then center-fire handguns, then rimfire handguns, America was eliminating or favorably amending one federal, state and local gun control law after another. And while guns were being turned in to the police in Great Britain, gun purchases were soaring in the United States.

On the other hand, American and British crime trends have not been "opposite" at all. While crime has decreased in Great Britain, it has decreased here as well. For example, in the next few days the FBI is expected to release its crime report for 2011 which, in conjunction with earlier reports, will likely show that our nation's murder rate has fallen to nearly an all-time low, down by more than half since 1991.

Since President Barack Obama took office, the Brady Campaign, the Violence Policy Center, and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence have written over 300 commentaries for the Huffington Post, while having only several published by the Wall St. Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times combined.

That suggests that anti-gun groups have largely given up trying to sell their ideas to mainstream Americans, sensing that gun control now appeals only to those on the fringe. However, the Huffington Post is the most popular political commentary website according to some measures, so its influence should not be underestimated. Certainly not in an election year when polls show that Gov. Mitt Romney--currently being attacked by the pro-Obama media because he correctly pointed out that on Sept. 11, our embassy in Cairo condemned a controversial movie, when it should have condemned the people who attacked our embassy--is still running neck and neck with the candidate most Huffington readers surely prefer.

Let's all vote on Election Day and really give the Huffington gaggle something to complain about.
das, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.
Anytime I see Brady Campaign in the news I just ignore so my BP doesn't hit the roof; this was a nice read though.

Also, try to shorten the title because when someone tries to reply its going to give an error because the RE: makes it too long.
1776 or 1984? - You Decide.
The more retarded-sounding an idea, the more likely you'll see it as one of their ad campaigns... [Image: dunce.gif]

Maybe Joe Biden WILL have a job waiting for him at the end of January! Rolleyes
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I am sure that we are not the greatest nation on Earth.

We are the foremost technological police state on Earth though.

Seriously, what is there NOT to bash about 21st century America?
The irony of the governmental gun grabs.

If you gave up your gun, you left yourself defenseless against criminals. If you did not give up your gun you became a criminal.

In the end it does not really matter if you give up your gun to the government or not. If you ever have to use it to protect yourself, you get hit with a double whammy. The government now has your gun and and you are officially a criminal.

Seriously, in what world does that make sense to a sane person?WhackWhackWhack

btw..... love the new smiley options
Everytime we look the other way when someone else loses rights we disagree with, we make it easier to lose the rights we support.

I can't even understand the logic there.   Our nation sucks (which in terms of  global politics and power struggles means that others may attack us), so lets prove we're awesome by disarming the general populace.  Great move there!Rolleyes
An idiot author writing nonsense for an idiotic readership. Like he said "know your audience"
"When the boot of the Government is on your throat does it matter if it's the left or the right?"  Author Unknown (but great quote)
(09-15-2012, 08:53 AM)Valorius Wrote: Seriously, what is there NOT to bash about 21st century America?

Ice cream cake.
This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. -Ben Franklin
America is awesome. .Gov, not so much.

They need to be spoken of separately.
"In 4 more OMao years you won't like how America looks....I guarantee it."
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -- Thomas Jefferson
(09-16-2012, 08:05 AM)Pocketprotector Wrote: America is awesome. .Gov, not so much.

They need to be spoken of separately.

Very true, I love my country but hate my government.
"When the boot of the Government is on your throat does it matter if it's the left or the right?"  Author Unknown (but great quote)

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