I got an email yesterday from the Brady Campaign. Now that in and of itself is not unusual. They are usually begging for money almost as frequently as Gabby Gifford's American for Responsible Solutions.
No, what I found intriguing was the depths that these people will sink to in order to push their anti-rights agenda. I shouldn't be surprised given how in the Paul Helmke era they tried to portray a young James D'Cruz as an unhinged kid who would shoot up a school. That would be the same Mr. D'Cruz who just graduated this month from Harvard Law School.
This time Dan Gross and his advertising minions are now labeling national carry reciprocity as "the Zimmerman Bill". They say it will give felons, domestic abusers, and fugitives an open license to carry like that "criminal George Zimmerman". Yes, they actually referred to George as a criminal even though a jury of his peers found him not guilty. This is outright defamation. I have met George, spoken with George, and have seen how his life will never be the same after he defended himself. He is not an evil man. He is merely a guy who was attacked by a wannabe thug with evil intent who had to defend himself.
There is another subtle message that the Brady Campaign is implying by bringing George Zimmerman into the conversation about concealed carry. The message is that concealed carry will allow whites to kill blacks with impunity. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth but then expecting truth from the gun prohibitionists is an exercise in futility.
I have reposted the Brady Campaign's email below so you see for yourself the depths to which they will go.
It may seem all eyes are on Trump’s Russia drama right now, but the gun industry has stayed laser-focused on profits and pushing the myth that more guns make the country safer.
You and I both know that’s a lie. But their latest attempt to put guns in the hands of every American -- no matter how dangerous -- is perhaps their most outrageous yet.
Trump and the gun industry have pushed Congress to introduce the Zimmerman Bill -- what they call "concealed carry reciprocity.” This dangerous bill would roll back gun safety laws in nearly every state, forcing states with strong state laws to accept anyone with permission or a permit to carry a concealed gun, including criminals like George Zimmerman. This bill would create a system with no standards, no rules and no borders.
If the Zimmerman Bill becomes law, states working hard to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people would be at the mercy of states that do nothing to stop felons, domestic abusers, fugitives and people who are a danger to themselves or others from carrying loaded, hidden guns in public.
This bill already has nearly 200 cosponsors in the House of Representatives. But we can stop it! Sign our petition opposing the Zimmerman Bill today and stand together for a safer country.
Thank you for all you do,