Op-Ed: Gun Control- Do Brady Policies Support Criminal Behavior?

May 11, 2006
By Howard Nemerov

A recent article covering Michigan’s proposed Castle Doctrine law prompted this response from the Brady Campaign:

“This law is a terrible signal to send to people, that if you had second thoughts before, rest assured the government is on your side, so go ahead and kill somebody,” said Peter Ham [sic] of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in Washington, D.C. “It makes my stomach turn.”

What is most curious is the common thread throughout Brady literature and media statements: their organization focuses on killing, not the dynamics of situations which may require the use of deadly force.

Since they enacted their right-to-carry law in 2001, Michigan has seen a greater-than-average drop in violent crime and murder.[2] There is every indication that Michigan’s law-abiding gun owners exercise restraint and responsibility.

Click here to read the entire article from Howard Nemerov, an accomplished writer and good friend to Buckeye Firearms Association.

NOTE: Nemerov will appear on NRANews.com's Cam & Company Friday May 12 at 4:20 p.m. to discuss this article! The archived broadcast will be available throughout the weekend and Monday until 3:00 p.m.

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