Brady Campaign planned to kick off nationwide protests, a week from today, with one at Virginia Tech. Unfortunately for them, they forgot to get a permit. On top of that, the University only issues assembly permits to student groups, and the time/place designated by Brady, noon on the drillfield, conflicts with a memorial service already scheduled.
"Tech's position threw the Brady Campaign's plans into disarray yesterday: The noon demonstration at Tech was supposed to be the centerpiece of a nationwide series of events on April 16 in more than 70 cities and towns."
As long as lawfully owned and used guns are prohibited from college campuses, isn't reasonable policy to require that anti-gun rights rallies also be prohibited on college campuses? ;-)
I am sure the Brady/ProtestGuns groups will find a way to rally, somewhere, and still gain all kinds of MSM attention.
Posted by: Carl in Chicago at April 8, 2008 10:40 AM
What an opportunity! Wear your empty holster to the memorial. The police, the BCI and VT did nothing to protect the 32 victims except to disarm them for a deranged killer who followed none of the rules. The solution to school shootings offered is predictably moore of the same.
Posted by: tom gunn at April 8, 2008 11:33 AM
"Permits!? We don' need no steenking permits!" Permits, like gun laws, are for other people.
In fact, I would submit that the reason Bradyians think people shouldn't have guns is because of what they're afraid of what THEY would do if THEY had guns.
Elitist, self-righteous hopolophobes. By any other name, they're bigots who think they're above the law.
Posted by: Jim D. at April 8, 2008 12:32 PM
As far as I am concerned, the Brady bunch can go to hell. HOWEVER, I find it hard to believe that a public university can legally prohibit non-students from protesting on campus. That does not seem to be a reasonable time, place, manner limitation.
My knowledge of 1st amendment law is severely limited, so please feel free to correct me.
Posted by: Brian at April 8, 2008 01:02 PM
This is so Ironic, I just had to take a minute to state it!
Posted by: Tom at April 8, 2008 09:46 PM
The Brady people's "make a plan then check out the rules" mirrors their ignorance of the facts (not lack of knowlege, but brushing aside information that does not fit) and their overly high self-approval ratings...who in the world would deny them a forum whenever they want it?
Liars and schmucks, not humanitarians.
Posted by: Harry Schell at April 9, 2008 08:06 AM
Who wouldn't pay to get deputized and don riot gear and wade into that crowd and get a crack at Mayor Bloomberg, possibly Josh Sugarman, friends and relatives of George Soros for failure to disperse?
Posted by: The Mechanic at April 9, 2008 04:37 PM