Now we know why the Brady Campaign exists with absolutely no grass roots support. They have a captive media willing to uncritically parrot their insane rantings.
Well, three years later, gun control is alive and well despite more than 400 legal challenges based on Heller, according to a new report by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The NRA as well as dozens of criminals have attempted to invoke Heller in court to challenge everything from bans on carrying concealed weapons in public to restrictions on gun ownership by people involved in domestic violence. Almost all of those challenges have failed, according to the Brady Center, including a second lawsuit filed by Dick Heller, the plaintiff in the original Supreme Court case, who sued again to try to invalidate restrictions on semi-automatic weapons in the nation’s capital.
Almost all. Though only one has made it to the Supreme Court, and McDonald won. In attempting to top the “Guns in Bars!!!111eleventy!” rhetoric, Mother Jones scribe Stephanie Mencimer posts this entry,
The gun lobby’s initial failure to use the Supreme Court’s ruling to kill off gun control hasn’t stopped it from trying. The Brady Center notes that many Heller-based legal challenges are still pending. One, for instance, takes aim at a North Carolina law that would prevent people from carrying weapons into a riot.
Umm, no. What the law currently says is that any tin pot dictator of a town manager in North Carolina can, for basically any reason, declare a state of emergency that bans possession of a firearm outside the home. Remember those clowns in King, NC who banned guns (and alcohol sales) due to a snowstorm? Bateman v. Perdue is the case. And the litigator? Gura, Alan Gura. The same guy who beat both DC and Chicago like a drum.
If you want to read the Brady Campaign PDF, there’s a link to it on Mother Jones. I’m not linking to those clowns. I am looking forward to watching them cry when the slowly grinding wheels of justice catch up with their anti-rights agenda. Being on the wrong side of history is like that.