Brady SUPER-FAIL over at PolitFact

Brady Campaign makes claim “Obtaining a permit to carry a concealed gun in Florida is so easy that Floridians can do it without leaving the comfort of their own homes”… “Their website is FreshFromFlorida.com. You can use it to get a permit to carry a loaded hidden gun without ever leaving your house,”

Politifact.com reviewed the claim and gave an astounding, absolutely “FALSE”

http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2012/apr/03/brady-campaign-prevent-gun-violence/can-you-get-gun-florida-without-ever-leaving-your-/

Now many conservatives take issue with sites like FactCheck.org and Politifact.com feeling they still have a bent and often pick particular issues to fact check.

So what a sorry state for the Brady Campaign to get a slamming grade from Politifact. The fact, that you can actually download the application from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is probably the only thing that kept them from getting “Pants on Fire” status.

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Interesting, the article makes mention of a mobile firearm training course that will come to your house and includes a “mobil shooting range”.

Wow, that’s kind of cool. I didn’t even know such exists.

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Switching Sides – The N.U.-A.N.T.I.-G.U.N. Blog



That’s right, you read that correctly, after 3 1/2 years of being a pro-gun blogger. I’ve decided to switch sides and joining the anti-gunners.

Why am I doing this?

Mostly out of pity. Gun blog after gun blog has decried how the Brady Campaign and CGSV appear to be in an ever downward spiral. And sometimes, you just feel sorry for your opponent, so I’m giving them a helping hand.

Besides, it should be relaxing not having to conceive of real arguments and just utilizing hyperbole and scary imagery. Should give my brain a rest for a while…

Seriously, do we REALLY want Hispanics owning guns? Why is the NRA fighting for their rights anyways?

The NRA advocates for the use of holsters and good safety practices (and erasers). But don’t be deterred….they want a gun in every backpack of every child.

ANTI-GUN BlOGGING 101

Example of how to twist the facts and sensationalize. First, see if there is any way to get your number higher. You could say 10,176 people were shot and killed in 2005. But better yet, you could find out how many people died in 2005, and say 68% of the 14,965 murders. People just see the bigger number in red and don’t finish the reading the rest. Strategy two, make no mention of justified homicide by police or citizens. Nor exclude suicide, after all suicide is just self-murder. Now we’ve got a nice frightening and robust number to work our objectives with!

Here is a guide from California to weapons we need to ban.
http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/pdfs/firearms/forms/awguide.pdf

They’re very scary, look at the pictures. Though these firearms are not different in mechanical  functionality, being semi-automatic like many sporting rifles – they are SCARY. See, they’re all BLACK!!!!

Black is scary. People are scared of black. (Is this racially motivated?) And it is bad to scare people. Ignore the fact that many of these designs are older than your grandfather. They’re lethal and black!

Remember our rules about gun control…

  • We don’t support the banning of firearms, just the making them unavailable to anyone outside of law enforcement and military.
  • Any time someone under 30 is killed, even gang banger, remember they’re a child. No, really, someone gave birth to them, so they are “someone’s” child. So it’s not a lie. They are children.
  • If it’s black it’s evil, unless its a 30 year old black gang banger killed by a gun owning citizen, then it’s a child.
  • Remember, there are three types of lies “White Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics” be sure to use all three to your advantage. Remember, children and most women have small arms. Therefore any killing done by a woman or child can be used to further your statistics just state that you were using ‘murders’ by “Rifles, shotguns and small arms”.
  • Loophole, we can call almost anything a loophole. And when you say it’s a loophole, you can tell any white lies you want.
  • Remember, social media is not your friend. But traditional media is! Anytime there is a gun incident or fire arm issue in the news, remember to send a press report to your local newspaper (which laid off nearly all it’s editorial staff a decade ago). They’ll just reprint your entire press release as their article. Sure, they’ll take credit for it. But who cares, we got all our agenda in. Of course, if they’re a bad bad little editor, they might toss in one token viewpoint from a moderate hunter so as not to look biased.
  • DON’T FORGET to blame ANYTHING that happens after June 26, 2008 on the Heller decision:
    http://www.csgv.org/issues-and-campaigns/guns-democracy-and-freedom/insurrection-timeline

We here at the N.U.-A.N.T.I.-G.U.N. Blog hope you’ve enjoyed our first anti-gun blog post. We just know our support this new cause will help tremendously.

How to write for Brady/CGSV

Should we just not do anything?

How long are we going to ignore this problem? This is untolerable. A travesty and a tragedy. Will we continue to tolerate guns in the hands of teenagers.

Will we let the gun lobby continue their death spree. How many more people have to die at the hands of teenagers with guns.

On January 4th, in North Carolina, Michael Henderson was shot and killed by a 14 year old wielding a gun. What did Michael do to deserve this. The teenager claims he was in the wrong neighborhood, more specifically, the wrong house. And just for that, he shot Michael Henderson dead. Michael Henderson’s three friends ran away terrified for their lives. For all we know Mr. Henderson just entered the house to borrow a cup of milk. Even if he borrowed a few other items from the home; is that any reason to shoot him dead? The disturbed 14 year old just assumed he was in the house to rob, steal or rape his sister. He has no proof.

If that isn’t bad enough. In Oklahoma, Justin Martin was killed by a gun wielding teenager – Sarah McKinley. The 18 year old McKinley was clearly mentally disturbed by the recent loss of a family member to cancer on Christmas day.

Justin Martin, a neighbor, came to visit and see how she was doing. He found all the doors locked and barricaded. Concerned he tried to enter the home and make sure she was okay. No sooner had he entered than 18 year old Sarah took his life. A very shaken up Dustin Stewart can be heard on a 9-1-1 call exclaiming that his friend Justin had just been shot and murdered. When police arrived on the scene they found Sarah to have a stockpile of firearms and ammo – including a 12 gauge shotgun and a pistol.

We need our legislators to pass laws that protect us from such gun wieldly teenagers. These unprecedented killings should not, cannot be tolerated anymore. The inaction of our legislators to pass stricter gun control laws is shameful. We must press them to pass new, stricter, legislation. We ask call your representative and voice your support for the “Keeping CRAP (Criminal Rapist Alive Protection) Act”

The above goes to show just how much presentation and tainting of facts can change the perception of actual events and twist the truth. While the above is full of much hyberbole, distortion of facts, the actual events were based on two recent incidents of self-defense against home invasions. While in each case a man was killed by a gun wielding teenager, the teenager was in fact the victim defending themselves against a criminal element.

The 2nd Amendment often finds itself maligned by articles filled with falsities, half truths, and outright lies (ie: high powered assault weapon – the .223 round used by AR rifles is in fact woefully small compared to most hunting calibers. In fact, in Pennsylvania it is considered to weak a cartridge to use in deer hunting.)

It is frustrating to see articles which simply regurgitate press feeds from CSGV or the Brady Campaign, which are filled with inaccuracies and lies. For years, these gun control groups have had the media’s ear with little to no counterpoint or rebuttal ever being published. But we’re making progress in both the public perception and the media (as Sebastian’s recent article on NPR coverage of the Glock shows)