Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Extrah! Extrah! read all abaaaaht it!

Brady Campaign loses its shit over toy guns in a music video.

After using prop pistols during her live stage shows and waving around faux firearms with Beyoncé in the video for their hit single "Video Phone," gun safety [sic] group the Brady Campaign is taking on the pop star.
"I can hear people say, 'Hey, it's just show business,' and that Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne each put on a good show. I understand that," explained Helmke.

"Yet it is difficult to deny the influence that these entertainers have on our popular culture and the young people who absorb it," he continued. "Guns aren't toys, even when they're made with pretty colors or sung about in rap songs, and it is dangerous to treat them that way.

"It is a deadly problem that more of us—including celebrities—should take seriously."

A gun-hating Chicago liberal in the White House. A Democratic majority in the House and until last month a Democratic supermajority in the Senate. And a full year later, the Brady agenda is getting so little traction anywhere that they're reduced to whining about brightly colored toy guns in a music video.



  1. For full effect, the mental voice of the last line was said a la William Daniels as John Adams in 1776 as I was reading it... (Hell, the whole unquoted section of the post works).

    I need to get another copy of that. Any movie that gets rated G despite having Richard Henry Lee tell the entire bloody congress he was going to stop by home to "refresh the missus" (about as bold an act of getting crap past the radar as I can think of), not to mention how Jefferson gets past his writer's block, gets the thumbs up from me. Bonus points for being relatively (relatively) historically accurate. (And the music isn't half-bad either)

  2. Gosh, I wonder how they feel about the Shiny Toy Guns.