Biden: Gun-control movement needs another Jim Brady

During a memorial service Friday to honor the late Jim Brady, vice president Joe Biden implied that the gun-control movement needed another high-profile victim to push its agenda, as reported.

After discussing how Brady, a press secretary for Ronald Reagan, was wounded in a botched assassination attempt on the former president in March of 1981, Biden spoke about Brady’s resolve and commitment to enact tougher gun laws.

“It is my hope that we may all eventually, in a not too distant future, live up to the legacy of Jim and finally get done what he worked so hard to do,” said Biden.

“Seventy five percent of the American people agree with us,” Biden continued, perhaps alluding to polls that show support for universal background checks on firearm sales and transfers.

“What we need is another Jim Brady who has the skill to convince those who are afraid who walk the halls of Congress to step up and do what they know is right,” said Biden. “One will come along. It will happen. Pray God it’s sooner rather than later.”

Well, one can argue that Gabrielle Giffords is the new Jim Brady. Giffords, a former congresswoman, was injured in a shooting attack in Tucson, Arizona, in 2011. Following the incident, Giffords along with her husband Mark Kelly started Americans for Responsible Solutions, a pro-gun control organization. While the two have aggressively campaigned for tougher gun laws, Congress has yet to pass any new restrictions on the Second Amendment.

The reality is that whether it’s Jim Brady or Gabrielle Giffords, the problem with advocating for gun control is that one is fighting a losing battle. America is a gun-loving country. We value our right to keep and bear arms. And by and large we don’t want lawmakers infringing on that right — no activist is going to change this fact, not even the next Jim Brady.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • LIbertarian October 25, 2014, 6:28 pm

    “Double barrel” Biden is a total f#$@%$ moron, he is an embarrassment to this country, the only reason Obummer picked him was to try and make himself look better (a very hard thing to do…)

  • Ken Hovater October 23, 2014, 5:47 pm

    Shotgun Joe needs a new job.

  • charles October 21, 2014, 10:06 pm

    Maybe Joe should shoot himself in the head. There are no vital organs there

    • Russ October 22, 2014, 1:35 pm

      Give Joe a loaded shotgun to play with.
      Let’s just see what happens.

  • dave hickman October 20, 2014, 11:02 pm

    Crooks don’t like people who own guns. Crooks fear people who own guns. Politicians don’t like guns or people who own guns. Why? Politicians are crooks.

    • Richard October 22, 2014, 8:08 am

      Right on Dave! MY

    • Richard October 22, 2014, 8:18 am

      “The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
      – Samuel Adams
      Right on Dave. I believe this quotation from one of our founding fathers illustrates the criminality of all those in political office who demand firearm confiscation.

  • Joe October 20, 2014, 6:26 pm

    Wll Mr. Biden, being the as you are “The Village Idiot”, probably could manage to shoot yoursefl, and honor Mr. Bardy. eh?

  • John October 20, 2014, 4:29 pm

    Uncle joe is a bitch is an idiot look who his idle is the famous the unintelligent the incompetent the useless obama. uncle joe is more stupid than the average person in the USA today

  • demscray October 20, 2014, 1:05 pm

    I don’t recall Jim Brady being an anti-gunner. That roll fell to his wife, Sarah, who has made a career of her husbnad’s injury. The “Brady Bill” is her’s, not Jim’s.

    • JoeUSooner June 27, 2016, 9:48 am

      Good point. Throughout his career, Jim did not (at least, publicly) advocate gun control.

  • terry October 20, 2014, 12:07 pm

    I biden keeps shooting his shotgun in the dark, he’ll be able to join Mr. Fast.and furious in prison where they belong. Oh geez I must a driver off, dreaming again. Sorry everybody been having happy dreams again.

  • smoke October 20, 2014, 10:40 am

    Biden does not need to get shot to be a retard.

  • mctiredofit October 20, 2014, 10:28 am

    Biden should serve well as the new Brady, after all Biden is brain-damaged. By the way; Brady’s wife was the one that drove the Brady bill and other issues, not Jim. Jim Brady was not able to because of the injuries caused by the gunshot wound.

  • Dan October 20, 2014, 10:15 am

    Out of the mouth of Joe Biden comes another stupid and insensitive comment. I would be in favor of impeaching President Obama for his illegal conduct if it weren’t for the fact that Biden would take his place. What an awful thought. As a Democrat, I am embarrassed by the performance of this administration and look forward to a more competent administration in two years.

  • MarkOwen October 20, 2014, 8:12 am

    What you wanna do Joe,shoot another press secretary in the head?

    • D Hicks October 20, 2014, 9:16 am

      Let Joe Biden handle that.

    • Tdog October 20, 2014, 5:07 pm

      Maybe Biden will be the volunteer to take one for the team!?

      • Mike Aumick October 21, 2014, 8:56 pm

        He doesn’t have to. Biden’s whole brain already has less function than Brady’s damaged one.

  • Roger October 20, 2014, 7:09 am

    Biden should just keep his pie hole shut. Biden knows nothing.

  • dr john October 20, 2014, 7:01 am

    the second amendment needs someone other that joe and both the sorry asss obummers

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