The following stories represent examples of what happens when political
power brokers like Sarah Brady start to define the parameters of "public
safety." There is nothing public or safe about the process that culminates
in lethal legislation such as the Brady Bill.
President William Jefferson Clinton shares equally in being responsible
for the deaths of these Americans. Sadly, these examples are examples of
"disposable" women and children. That is, those women and children who
serve no politcal purpose and whose deaths cannot be exploited to further
the liberal political agenda.
An equal share of blame for these uneccessary deaths rests squarely on the
shoulders of other celebrated men and women who roll excitedly in the
liberal scat being generated daily in Washington, D.C. Among the more
vocal champions of legislation that extinguishes innocent American lives
would be; our Attorney General, Janet Reno; the representative fron New
York, Charles Schumer and the misguided ladies from California,
Barbara Boxer, Maxine Waters and Diane Feinstein. Dozens of organizations
in the publically-funded, but allegedly "private" sector whose employees
and/or members pay dues that finance the passing of deadly legislation are
guilty of killing their neighbors as well.
Not one of the above persons or organizations will send so much as a
sympathy card to the families of these victims. Why would they? It would
serve no political purpose. Instead, only the memories of these young and
vibrant Americans, once alive and now dead, will survive to see another
Christmas or celebrate another birthday.
This is the reality of the Brady Bill.
Miss Ross had bought her handgun one full business day before the attack,
thanks to Virginia's "instant background check." Virginia's 1993 Democratic
candidate for governor, Mary Sue Terry (endorsed by Handgun Control, Inc.),
proposed that-although the Virginia instant check already checks all handgun
buyers-Virginia handgun purchasers should undergo a "cooling-off period" of
five business days. Had the proposal been law in Virginia in 1993, Rayna Ross
would now be undergoing a "permanent" cooling-off period.
The following day, Wednesday, Charles Grant raped a 12-year-old girl. News
broadcasts of the videotape of Grant's Tuesday assault frightened many people
in the nearby Nags Head community.
A young woman named Sonya Miller had been wanting a handgun for a while, and
on that Wednesday, her father bought her a .38 Special revolver. He gave her
the revolver that evening.
At about 9 P.M., Miss Miller went to the post office to pick up her mail. As
she stepped into the dimly lit parking lot near the post office, Charles
Grant saw her, and she saw Charles Grant. They both screamed. Grant told the
young woman he would not hurt her, but when she attempted to get into her
car, Grant lunged at the door. He stuck a .25 caliber pistol in her face,
began climbing into the car's back seat, and said, "I'm going to kill you."
"No," she replied, "I'm going to kill you." Sonya Miller picked up the
revolver she had acquired less than fifteen minutes before. When she pulled
the hammer back (a step preparatory to firing), he dropped his gun and fled.
Miller drove home; her father called the sheriff's offices, and Charles Grant
Regarding the handgun Miss Miller had just acquired, "It's the only thing
that saved her life," her father observed.
During the night of Saturday, July 24, 1993, a prowler twice attempted to
break into the apartment. The second time, Ms. Blanca's 15-year-old son Reel
jumped out a second-story window to call the police. By the time they
arrived, the prowler was gone, having left behind a message scrawled on a
light switch next to the Blanca apartment, "I'll be back."
On Sunday, Mrs. Blanca purchased a Bryco semi-automatic pistol [an
inexpensive pistol]. On Monday night, Mrs. Blanca left the apartment to buy
food. Moments later, 15year-old Reel, 14-year-old Alexandra, and 10-year-old
John Paul heard a door creaking outside the apartment house. Recognizing the
man to be the same man who had twice attempted to break in Saturday night,
Reel took the Bryco pistol from his mother's room, and aimed it out the
window at the man in the courtyard below. Reel yelled "Freeze!" but the man
began to open the door to the apartment building. Reel shot the gun three
times, wounding the man in the groin.
The man limped two blocks, asked someone to call an ambulance, and claimed that he had merely been looking for a place to urinate. Because Mrs. Blanca could not make a positive identification of the man, police dropped burglary charges.