Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and Dave Workman, senior editor of Gun Week had this op-ed last week in the Charlotte Observer.
Adhering to a pattern of behavior that has developed over the years, a tiny contingent of gun prohibitionists paraded outside of the Charlotte Convention Center while the National Rifle Association was hosting its record-breaking members’ meeting, but they remained only long enough to get some camera time with local news crews.
Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, came to Charlotte to grab some face time and get his name in the local media. Where the NRA can pull more than 70,000 members, the Brady bunch could barely muster two dozen protesters to parade around for perhaps an hour, then leave satisfied that the 5 o’clock news would carry their images.
The Complementary Spouse, her brother, two of her nephews, and I all attended the NRA Annual Meeting in Charlotte. I didn’t even know there had been a protest until I saw pictures of it posted on The Breda Fallacy.