According to Bob Costas (apparently a self appointed Svengali when it comes to guns) Javon Belcher and his girlfriend would still be alive if it weren’t for guns and America’s gun culture. As I touched on yesterday, pointing to professional wrestler Chris Benoit’s double murder suicide in which he strangled his wife, suffocated their child and hung himself with a weight machine cord, this is not a certainty. Gruesome, deadly and not a gun in sight.
But let’s move away from Bob Costas’ ignorance and look at the many murders allowed to occur thanks to Sarah Brady and her zealous campaign against self defense. I find it ironic that Sarah Brady holds such misogynistic views and how she condones the murder of innocent women.
Sarah Brady and her cabal of freedom hating sycophants first proposed their Bill in 1987. It took a couple years before it passed both houses of Congress and signed into law by Bill Clinton. The Brady Bill required a 5 day waiting period before a person can purchase a handgun.
A lot can happen in 5 days or less.
Based on a Wisconsin waiting period Bonnie Elmasri is dead.
On March 5, 1991 Bonnie Elmasri called a firearms instructor, worried that her husband, who was subject to a restraining order to stay away from her, had been threatening her and her children. When she asked the instructor about getting a handgun, the instructor explained that Wisconsin has a 48-hour waiting period. Ms. Elmasri and her two children were murdered by her husband twenty-four hours later.
Brady Law’s Main Effect: More Rapes and Attacks on Women
John Lott, senior research scholar at the School of Law at Yale University furthers the point of Brady’s campaign against women.
His research on the Brady Bill found that the law’s major effect is a 3 percent jump in rapes and assaults on women, especially in states that previously had few if any restrictive gun laws.
“It makes it difficult for someone to get a gun for self-defense,” says Lott, author of ”More Guns, Less Crime.”
Then there is Catherine Latta who refused to be a victim. In September 1990, Catherine of Charlotte, North Carolina, went to the police to obtain permission to buy a handgun. Her ex-boyfriend had previously robbed her, assaulted her several times, and raped her The clerk at the sheriff’s office informed her the gun permit would take two to four weeks. “I told her I’d be dead by then,” Ms. Latta later recalled. That afternoon’ she went to a bad part of town, and bought an illegal $20 semiautomatic pistol on the street. Five hours later, her ex-boyfriend attacked her outside her house, and she shot him dead. The county prosecutor decided not to prosecute Ms. Latta for either the self-defense homicide, or the illegal gun.
According to the Brady Campaign, it is better that women like Bonnie and Catherine are dead and raped. Bonnie’s situation illustrates the danger that waiting periods pose while Catherine illustrates how utterly useless they are to begin with.
Sarah Brady and her cronies would tell these women to get a restraining order…as if a piece of paper is going to stop someone who is intent on doing you harm. So while Costas drones on about how Belcher and his girlfriend Kasandra would be alive today without a gun I argue that if Kasandra had a gun she would at least have had a fighting chance.
But then again, a fighting chance isn’t what Sarah Brady or Bob Costas want women to have. Sarah Brady said it herself:
“We must get rid of all the guns.”
–Sarah Brady, speaking on behalf of Handgun Control Inc
Phil Donahue Show, September 1994
“…I don’t believe gun owners have rights.”
Sarah Brady, Chairman, Handgun Control, Incorporated, from the Hearst Newspapers Special Report, “Handguns in America” October 1997)
So she wants to get rid of all the guns. Gun owners don’t have rights. To her the Second Amendment is an inconvenience that needs to be subverted.
You know who needs a gun? A woman who is scared that her violent and dangerous husband, who stands at 6 foot 2 weighing in at over 225 lbs is out to do her harm. Because if he wants to do harm to his wife who is a foot shorter and half the weight he will do so…easily.
Sam Colt didn’t make man…but he did make them equal. That is even more true with regards to women.
Actually, what do I know…i’m just a guy. But I will direct you to my friend Regis Giles site where she talks about this matter from a woman’s perspective in an aptly titled article “Lethal Ladies and Dead Rapists”.
I conclusion, one of the reasons I believe in the Second Amendment because I believe in equality.
I support a woman’s right to defend herself…Sarah Brady supports forcing a woman to be a victim.
“A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders” – Larry Elder