The Brady gun prohibition lobbying organization has launched a “digital ad campaign pushing for filibuster reform in the Senate, arguing the procedural tool has cost lives by blocking meaningful legislation to overhaul firearm laws,” according to The Hill.
The campaign is dubbed “Filibuster Is Killing Us,” and its goal is to end the 60-vote requirement to pass certain legislation, including gun control measures supported by the gun prohibition lobby and anti-gun Democrats on Capitol Hill.
The Brookings Institution recently predicted “filibuster reform” is coming, contending, “Overcoming a filibuster requires “cloture,” or a supermajority of 60 votes to proceed to debate and vote on a bill in the Senate.”
And what would Brady and other gun ban organizations push if they didn’t have a 60-vote Senate roadblock? According to the Brady website, here’s just a sample of what they think is “common sense” gun law:
“Universal Background Checks: Introduced by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), this legislation would have required a background check for all gun transactions with limited exceptions.
“Federal Penalties Against Gun Trafficking: Introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), this bill would have made gun trafficking a federal crime and increased penalties on straw purchasers.
“Assault Weapons Ban: Introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), this bill would have reinstated the original assault weapons ban, which Congress allowed to lapse in 2004 due to pressure from the gun lobby.
“High-Capacity Magazines: Introduced by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), this bill would have banned high-capacity magazines.”
Lautenberg died several years ago, but his extremist gun control philosophy remains alive and well within the Democrat caucus.
According to The Hill, Brady—named for the late James and Sarah Brady, who started the group following the near-death and permanent disabling of Jim Brady during an attempted assassination of then-President Ronald Reagan—“plans to spend $40,000 on its initial round of digital ads, with more outreach likely moving forward.”
The story says Brady’s advertising will highlight “personal stories” of a trio of “gun violence survivors.” Second Amendment activists assert the term “gun violence” is designed to transfer blame for a violent crime to the firearm, and away from the perpetrator. After all, they frequently contend, when someone is stabbed, bludgeoned or beaten to death, nobody calls that “knife violence” or “blunt object violence” or even “hands, fists or feet violence.” Only guns are demonized in such a way, and the term apparently originated within the gun prohibition movement and has become part of the establishment media vocabulary.