Brady Center sues Georgia town to “send a message” to towns with pro-gun laws

Gun control advocates show their true colorsExaminer – by RENEE NAL

The Brady Center to Pre­vent Gun Violence has sued the small town of Nelson, Georgia for a symbolic ordinance that requires households to own a firearm.

Kate Brumback from the Associated Press wrote yesterday that a lawyer, Jonathan Lowy, for the Brady Center called the ordinance “misguided and unconstitutional,” and basically wants to make an example of the small town, as others have similar laws on the books.  

Lowy was quoted as saying,

“But it’s also important to send a message to other jurisdictions around the country that might be inclined to pass similar misguided, unconstitutional laws.”

Kennesaw, Georgia is one such “jurisdiction.” The ordinance the town officials unanimously passed in 1982 was in direct response to an ordinance passed in Morton Grove, Illinois, who banned all handguns owned by private citizens.

Guess which city saw their crime rate “plummet?”

The New York Times reported,

“Kennesaw’s crime dropped sharply, while Morton Grove’s did not.” (author emphasis)

While making the decision to impose the ordinance, Nelson’s officials cited a need to help law enforcement.

Cheryl K. Chumley from the Washington Times wrote,

“Only one police officer is on patrol during the day. For 16 hours of each 24-hour period, residents are left without any police protection at all.”

Police officers have seen their numbers dwindle, and vacant positions being left unfilled in the wake of the economic downturn. Any Google search will confirm that budget cuts have affected public safety officers in town after town across America. In addition, an emergency call to 911 may not bring an officer to your doorstep as quickly as it would take a criminal to do real damage.

The NYT article notes,

“Precisely because an armed populace can serve as an effective backup for law enforcement, the ownership of firearms was widely mandated during Colonial times, and the second Congress passed a statute in 1792 requiring adult male citizens to own guns.”

It is unclear what the rationale is behind the Brady Center’s assertion that Nelson’s law is “unconstitutional,” but “unconstitutional” seems to be used freely these days, from everything toabortion bans after 20 weeks to voter-ID requirements.

Gun control advocates do not seem to want people to have the ability to protect themselves, even vulnerable people like the elderly or women, despite a complete lack of non-biased evidence that gun control does anything other than criminalize law-abiding citizens. In many cases, it seems that many anti-second amendment activists feel the way Gawker does about gun owners.

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3 thoughts on “Brady Center sues Georgia town to “send a message” to towns with pro-gun laws

  1. Sounds like the people of Nelson should tell the Brady Center to take their socialist, commie lawsuit and cram it.

  2. Send the Brady Center and It’s supporters to fight in Afghanistan. I teach everyone …. NO MORE MILITARY SERVICE. If we cannot be trusted with a SEMI-auto at home DO NOT carry a FULL-auto overseas. Let the GunGrabbers go fight the wars.

  3. Let me try and get my head around this. The Brady group is a group of family members of unarmed victims of violent crimes that were killed or severely injured, that advocate for other people to be unarmed victims of crime? And there are people that support these idiots?

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