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Sunday, January 08, 2012

Light A Candle To Stop Violence

Try Not To Set Your House On Fire!

The Brady Campaign To Disarm Law-Abiding Citizens And Set Them At The Mercy Of Law-Ignoring Thugs has decided that January 8th shall be the day to "Light A Candle To Stop Violence".

Tonight, Millions Thousands Hundreds Dozens Just the few remaining zealots who think disarming citizens is a good idea will gather in the streets, and light candles and wish for gusts of unicorn farts to blow all the violence somewhere else.

Yeah, right...

Weer'd Beard, a Massachusetts gunblogger has a pretty good idea. I'll let him explain it:
I propose a display that will show we have the same goals, but our side is actually interested in results.

So on January 8th I ask everybody to post a picture of a lit candle and you carry gun. Because lit candles don’t do a whole lot but cast a meager amount of light…but a loaded gun in the hands of lawful citizens can do wonders to protect innocent lives from harm.

Also “Gun Violence” is a bogus and made-up term, so on January 8th I ask you all to light a candle to stop VIOLENCE, and show you have the means to do just that.

OK, I'm in. It's not a real candle, to be honest. It's one of those newfangled flickering LED models that won't drip wax on my new bathroom counter. Still, the Brady Bunch hardly qualifies as a real movement, so it's all good.