How much do you know about the Brady Campaign? Do you know it is an anti-gun organization and was named for former White House Press Secretary James Brady? Do you know how successful it has been over the past 47 years?

On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan and associates had exited their cars in front of a Washington, D.C. hotel. John Hinckley Jr., with a loaded 22-caliber handgun, approached President Reagan and opened fire. President Reagan was shot in the lung and survived, made up of the same grit and determination as the characters he portrayed on the silver screen.

Reagan wasn’t the only victim, Hinckley also shot White House Press Secretary James Brady in the head. At the time the expectation was that the injury would be fatal, but Brady survived. Unfortunately, the injury left him with a permanent disability.

This is when most believe the Brady Campaign was launched. In reality, it had been started in 1974 – 7 years earlier – as the National Council to Control Handguns, and its main purpose was to ban all private ownership of handguns. The campaign operated as Handgun Control, Inc. between 1980 and 2000. The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act was enacted in 1993 and implemented in 1998.

Sarah Brady, wife of James Brady, facilitated the renaming of Handgun Control, Inc. to Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in 2001. At the same time its sister project, the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence was renamed the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. In February 2019 on the 25th anniversary of the implementation of the Brady Bill, the organizations merged and rebranded as Brady.

Nelson Shields, who in 1974 lost his son to gun shots by a racially motivated group of murderers, helped found the National Council to Control Handguns in 1976, and was instrumental in renaming it to Handgun Control. Shields made the following statement in an article in The New Yorker, “A Reporter At Large: Handguns,” [July 26, 1976]:

“Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time. My estimate is from seven to ten years. The problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country. The second problem is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition — except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors — totally illegal.”

This is just another display of the typical socialist ploy to disarm the people so our government can easily takeover, and direct both our public and our private lives. So how successful have the anti-gun organizations been at reaching their goal of total handgun control?  In an article by Harold Hutchison from Ammoland Shooting Sports News, he uses 2 maps to illustrate how the number of states allowing concealed carry have increased from 9 to 42 between 1986 and 2018.

“While we are still far from constitutional carry in all 50 states, it is just undeniable that the landscape has changed in favor of the Second Amendment on this issue,” wrote Hutchison. [https://www.ammoland.com/2019/01/getting-slices-today-for-a-stronger-second-amendment-tomorrow/#ixzz6pHPOyyhq ]

Hutchinson concludes with saying, “It will take time, it will not be easy, and the anti-Second Amendment extremists will fight it all the way. That said, “no compromise” should be the phrase we use when it comes to our ultimate objective of restoring our Second Amendment rights. As for the tactics and strategies used to reach that objective… well, if all we can get today is a slice or two of our liberties back, let’s view that as the first steps on the journey.”

The NRA is partially responsible for the progress achieved in legalizing right to carry, but so are you and every other American patriot who holds esteem for the Constitution and sees the significance of the Second Amendment in protecting our families and communities. We must stand aware, for anti-gun organizations will continue to fight to take our guns away. Progress is achieved through the commitment of patriots to uphold the Second Amendment. 

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9 thoughts on “Is the Second Amendment Safe?”
  1. One thing I do know is that these armed militia persons showing up is not helping the people who wan to keep the 2nd as it is. Now the 2nd is not seperate sentences it is one sentence, which says that a WELL REGULATED MILITIA being necesary, well that well regulated militia is here and has been for many years called the State national guard, and that fulfills the 2nd in every detail. Those militias today how are they well regulated in any way, at the time of the Constitution those militias were under the control of am active Duty Army Officer for their training and regulation.
    In any thing that a person wants to do they can always find a reason to do it, but in most cases that reasoning will not stand the test of any kind.
    All battles today are fought with technology not might, I person with no gun with the right equipment can kill 1000s with the push of a button, or can make them feel like they are on fire before they get in shooting range, and those snipers can be easily eliminated with drones with weapons and the operator setting in a very safe bunker. I have several whisper drones which you would not know if they are just a few feet from you and all carry things which could be changed to be explosives.
    Get over the gun issue and get on and up with the times.

  2. As with every issue in America the direct path to a proposed solution only gets mired in red tape and invariably fails to reach the mark. The new attacks on our freedoms comes in the guise of practical and logical control. The real reasons are still the same but rather than pass laws restricting our right to own weapons the new breed of liberal chooses to add massive costs to the right to own guns. We are required to pay for a background check wait for in some states over a year to approve of what we should have the right to do. Not only does expense become a barrier but now we literally have to ask those who want guns banned to please allow us to have our rights in the first place. I live in Illinois so maybe you understand what I mean. Illinois is a bastion of the liberal agenda and has been since I was born in the sixties. We constantly read of another high ranking liberal politician being taken down for corruption. Four of our last five governors have left office in shame an have been sentenced to prison. These liberal socialists want control of every aspect of our lives and every day they show they can’t be trusted. Mike Madigan held the speaker of the house in Illinois for three decades before being forced out with his pay to play politics. In a state that has a clear liberal agenda that stops at nothing to push that agenda we would be very foolish to accept the crushing of our 2nd amendment rights. These same leftists are defunding police departments and are proactively releasing hardened criminals in to an unsuspecting public. The guns that they wish to take away are being used daily to murder and pillage our communities but have no position on the illegal guns that seemingly are very easy to get and cost very little. Unlike the law abiding citizens who must jump through all the hoops costs and stigma the left attaches on guns ownership. I personally don’t believe in guns and have never owned one but given the recent political climate in which criminals are emboldened and law abiding citizens are racist my attitude is changing. Daily we read about several more murders in my local area of St Louis and more so in Chicago the liberal bastion of the state. Chicago and St Louis both have social justice warriors as city prosecutors. Neither concerned with the law abiding public both only interested in releasing prisoners and not prosecuting criminals based on the color of their skin and not to the content of their character or crimes they have committed. No bail has become the norm and police catch and release daily. This only serves to embolden criminals and the number of murders goes up exponentially each year. Our woke liberal government says it’s not fair to put blacks in prison regardless of their crimes while again no consideration for the law abiding citizens. Releasing criminals has no affect on millionaires and billionaires who live in exclusive communities with private security. They don’t shop at the local grocery or mall. We do and it’s more of the same. Do what we say not what we do. The laws they push aren’t applied to the very ones who push and enact them. Given a government that has a clearly stated agenda and a government that is clearly for sale added to the emboldening of criminals I now believe that legal gun ownership is an absolute necessity.

  3. The 2nd is what stops a invasion by communists as they know all will fight. Now they want to destroy the Constitution by back door legistration. Now they just open the border to all comers, how many terrorists have crossed now. Does Pres. Biden know or really care as long as they control the country now?

  4. Every Non-Felon American should be allowed to own and use, without restriction, registration, or other tracking methods, ANY weapon that ANY Government can own or use.
    The second amendment is NOT about hunting, it is about being to overthrow a Tyrannical Government whenever the need arises.
    The current Democrats, Socialists, and other “Progressive” groups ALL qualify as a tyrannical group and need to be eliminated.

  5. Amen, as a Veteran and in my 70’s I’m concerned that this current group in power would declare martial law in an attempt to destroy the 2nd Amendment
    GOD BLESS THE USA

  6. Who will the Military back ? Those who respect the 2nd or those who want to destroy the Constitution by removing the 2nd and live under a Military dictatorship or communism. I feel the average trooper will follow the 2nd and not follow illegal orders.

    1. Well, I’m not so sure! Those comprising the military of today are, unfortunately, graduates of a Marxist education system that started infiltrating back in the 1960s. As a result, few such recruits have empathy with the US Constitution or any part of it. Furthermore, hugely increasing numbers are not of the original founding fathers’ racial and cultural stock, and consequently have even less respect for it.

  7. I am not sure whether a compulsory instruction course is already the norm, but if not, I believe that anyone applying to purchase a gun must first undergo intense training on the types of circumstances warranting its use. There are so many scenarios under which an individual could be forced to use a gun and each of such scenarios should form part of such an instruction course. At the end of the course, gun owners should then have to sit an exam and pass before being permitted gun ownership.

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