The Brady Group, Gun Control and Porn Shops

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What do porn shops and gun stores have in common?

Well,  according to the Brady Group and their pedophilic offspring the LCAV (  Legal Community Against Violence )  ..EVERYTHING.

Well,  at that’s at least what I  have to believe in light of their recent attempts to manipulate the weaker minds that govern the City of Pleasant Hill California.

Not satisfied with recent Supreme Court decisions guaranteeing a right to keep and bear arms,  these goose stepping twins of gun control are now resorting to the creation of secret “ad hoc” government committees within local governments to zone gun stores and gun dealers out of existence.

For those unaware of the situation,  in the Fall of 2010,  the City of Pleasant Hill California was approached by the LCAV and the Brady Group with a new way to impose gun control that would avoid the very messy process of public disclosure.    Members of the City Council were approached one after another with a plan to help curb firearm violence by simply zoning gun dealers out of business.  Eventually, their lobbying efforts bore fruit in the form of two willing water carriers on the Public Health and Safety Committee, one of whom was Mayor David Durant.   Ignoring the fact that that the the Police Dept. reported that in the last two years crime was down  10% and 9% respectively ( 1 )   and that the reported murder rate per 100,000 was half that of the United States average ( 2 )  and that none of these were gun murders, certain ” concerned citizens ”  hypnotized these two government officials into proposing the use of an ad hoc committee  to write new zoning ordinances covering gun dealers. (  one wonders just who might be considered worthy to be on this committee ) These included special land use permits, on-site security requirements, and special police permits (  one can only wonder what fees would come with these permits… and how long it might take to get them ) .   According to Mayor Durant and Councilman Michael Harris,  they just wanted to make sure that these gun dealers were covered by the same restrictions as……. you guessed it….. adult businesses !  (  eg  porn shops,  strip clubs et al )  ( 3 )

Now it’s important to understand why the Brady Group and LCAV were pushing for the use of Ad Hoc Committees.  You see Ad Hoc Committees don’t have to take any public input.  They can go merrily about their gun control business with nary a whisper to the public…. or the effected parties,  before having their recommendations endorsed under some kind of very invisible Consent Calendar.   Presto-change-o !….your rights to acquire a firearm just got trashed.

Unfortunately for the Brady Group and the LCAV,  like most self-appointed dictators, they made several mistakes along the way.  One of which was the fact that Ad Hoc Committees are only allowed to handle one issue…. and these would have handled at least 5.  The results would have been illegal…. and subject to litigation.

The other mistake they made was that someone breathed word about their plan and over 100 Second Amendment activists made their way to the Council Chambers to voice their concerns.   With barely two days notice, and beginning with the good people of the Tea Party,  the alert was raised and out rushed America’s new Minute Men.

As is so often the case, once their plan was revealed, the four golums bearing the LCAV and Brady Group banner slithered out of the meeting before much of the speaking had even begun.   56 speakers later the water carriers announced they were dropping the plan.

Unfortunately, the golums managed to find someone to authorize taking the matter back to an Ad Hoc Committee for further consideration,  proving once again it is very hard to get rid of virulent pests and the diseases they bear.

Good people need to learn from this event.    They need to learn that the people behind gun control are arrogant, deceitful and underhanded.   They need to learn that they can be beaten back. And they need to learn the battle does not end on one fight.

Most of all,  good people need to be reassured that once you turn on the lights,  the rats and cockroaches always scurry to their dirty little dens.

Freedom isn’t free.   Be vigilant.  And keep your hand on the light switch.

( 1)      “Crime In Pleasant Hill Ca:  Murders. Rapes.. ”  City Data.com    http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Pleasant-Hill-California.html

( 2 )    “PHPD: Crime Rates Down In Pleasant Hill”  Claycord.com   Jan 25  2011 http://claycord.com/2011/01/25/phpd-crime-rates-down-in-pleasant-hill/ )

( 3 )     ” Pleasant Hill Planning Commission Shoots Down New Gun Shop Rule”  by Lisa White Contra Costa Times  Apr 27 2011

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