Gun Control: Texas Is a Namby-Pamby Liberal State, New Study Shows

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Don't mess with Texas, Brady Center.
If there's one piece of pride Texans can hang their hat on, it's that our legislators can be counted on to bring the crazy when it comes to (lack of) gun control.

So it is with a heavy heart we bring you the state-by-state rankings of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the group led by former Reagan press secretary Jim Brady. The best state is California, ranked first for having the most sensible and comprehensive gun laws, such as an assault-clip ban and universal background checks.

Open it confidently, Texans -- look for your state in the 50th spot. Maybe 48th if there's something screwy with the criteria.

And behold: Texas is ranked skyhigh at 28th in terms of being "sensible" with gun-control laws (Note: What the Brady Center considers "sensible" is what KARL MARX considers sensible.)

We are tied with Vermont, for crying out loud. Home of those Ben & Jerry hippies!!!

The Brady Center folks try to make us feel better by implying that Texas still has a long way to go and didn't do very well in the rankings.

Texas ended 2010 the way it did so many years before, with one of the lowest rankings possible on the Brady Campaign's State Scorecard: a mere six points.

According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the Lone Star state does nothing to curb illegal gun tracking, nothing to stop criminals from getting guns from unlicensed sellers who don't require background checks, and nothing to ban assault clips. In the organization's 2010 State Scorecards released today for all 50 states, Texas received just 6 points out of a total of 100.

Their cheap, insincere sympathy cuts no slack with us. Twenty-Eighth? The mind boggles.

The good news is that part of Texas's points, such as they are, comes from the fact it still doesn't allow concealed handguns on campus. We're working on that!!!!

"Everyone told us that this session 'guns on campus' legislation was a slam dunk -- but we have worked hard and remain hopeful," said Marsha McCartney of the Texas chapters of the Brady Campaign. "We know that the majority of Texans agree with us that guns do not have a place on our university and college campuses. So we will continue to work to prevent these bills from becoming law."

Yeah, well listen up, McCartney: Dan Patrick has got his abortion-sonogram bill passed, and he can now devote his complete attention to arming college students.

So look out, Oklahoma and Arizona: We're zooming down the Brady Center list in 2012!!!

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truthofive
truthofive

What kind of nonsense is this!  Why are you putting down Texas and making up terms that sound scarry?  Wish my stupid legislators in Calfornia woud get some "common sense".  Gun laws don't make you safer.  The ability to defend yourself makes you safer.  You liberals just don't get it.....  But the first person you call in an emergency is somebody with a gun.  That way they can be safe cleaning up the mess you created for yourself because you are helpless to stop an attack.  BTW, Brady got shot by a nutcase......

Jakashh
Jakashh

Connely, I knew you were my favorite Journalist since I read your article on the Sugar Land Skeeters.

Time-waste
Time-waste

According to FBI statistics , California (Brady best) has a Firearm Murder rate of 3.7 per 100,000 people. While Brady-worst, i.e. Utah has 0.91, Alaska has 1.88, and Arizona has 3.04. So, Texas should aim to work on their score... ;-)

tom2
tom2

Texas' problem is it has too many lefties. Left wing election victories are being won by Latino voters who stand with their illegal alien friends and relatives instead of their countrymen. When that changes, the gun laws will change. Many left turns in Texas are due to the same phenomenon.

COLBY CHAPMAN
COLBY CHAPMAN

Do you like waffles?Yeah, we like waffles!Do you like pancakes?Yeah, we like pancakes!Do you like French toast?Yeah, we like French toast!

Do-do-do-do, can't wait to get a mouthful!

thats our answer to our gun problem

gunnut1970
gunnut1970

I am getting tired of this new "assault clips" phrase they made up in the last few months. I am especially tired of newspapers repeating that phrase as if it had bona-fide meaning, but I can tell you that isn't terminology that anyone uses. Didn't "high capacity magazine/clip/ammunition feeding device" work? It isn't going to matter what they call it, there are going to be no new gun laws and many existing ones will be rolled back. I wonder how tired they are of losing every fight they start these days?

Maddonkeydiver
Maddonkeydiver

Seriously, guns are not the problem, its people. In California (The Brady centers favorite state) a man was stabbed for using gang signs. He was actually deaf and using sign language. Work on making people less stupid and violence will decline. Argue with that logic I dare you..

Dude!!!
Dude!!!

Vermont actually has a lot of militias. They had a secessionist movement there because they thought Bush Jr. was anti-Second Amendment.

AnsonW
AnsonW

Living Social just did a deal on "Assault Weapon Training". Kid you not.I unsubscribed then and there.

Nofnway
Nofnway

Retarded. Guess you like leaving it up to odds if you get robbed or not... Know that not every time muggers/thieves/robbers get what they want do they leave you unharmed, they do kill to prevent a witness or for other reasons. I prefer not to be on the receiving end of that so I'll stay armed and prepared. Social Living was trying to help you stay safe but hey if you prefer to leave life to luck, good luck with that.

I f'n love being a TEXAN!!

Ps- If guns were allowed on campus I bet the Virginia Tech shootings would have been stopped before he got to so many ppl.

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