Gun control activist charged with shooting at mayoral candidate

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Gun control activists often try to paint anyone who actively opposes their preferred policies as supporting violence. Hell, more than one has tried to make the case that we’re all violent felons in the making.

We’ve often countered this by arguing this is really a case of projection.

But, at the end of the day, we often lack an awful lot of data to prove its projection. After all, you’d have to evaluate every gun control advocate and find out if they’re really the violent felon in the making.

That said, when a gun control activist tries to take a shot at a mayoral candidate, it’s hard not to think about projection.

A Louisville activist has been identified as a suspect in Monday’s attempted shooting of mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg.

Quintez Brown, 21, was charged with attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment after Greenberg was shot at in his campaign headquarters Monday morning in Butchertown, LMPD spokeswoman Elizabeth Ruoff said late Monday.

Brown, a civil rights activist, is a former intern and editorial columnist for The Courier Journal.

A police report says a man later identified as Brown entered the building and fire a 9mm Glock handgun at Greenberg before fleeing the building.

This is the same Quintez Brown who wrote this op-ed in 2019 taking issue with Kentucky becoming a constitutional carry state. Unsurprisingly, The Daily Beast, who recounts a number of Brown’s columns at The Courier-Journal, fails to comment on this one.

In it, he talked about how people’s lives don’t matter to folks like you and me.

However, at the end of the day, lives didn’t matter to Brown, which is why he allegedly tried to assassinate a mayoral candidate he disagreed with.

Luckily, Greenberg and his campaign staff were unharmed.

Not only was Brown a fairly crappy writer, but also apparently a fairly crappy shot. Thankfully, to be sure.

Brown, who was clearly anti-Second Amendment based on his own rhetoric and love for gun control, clearly only believed that guns are a problem for people like you and me, not him. After all, if he didn’t trust guns, he was under no obligation to get one. If he didn’t want to carry without a permit, he was under no obligation to do so.

He did, though. He did and police say he tried to assassinate a politician he apparently disliked. That, my friends, is an act of terrorism.

It’s not people standing outside holding guns but issuing no threats. It’s an activist taking a gun and trying to kill people he doesn’t agree with on politics.

In his op-ed on constitutional carry, he claimed that lives didn’t matter to certain parties like the NRA. However, the NRA has never set foot in a campaign headquarters and tried to gun down anyone. For all the rhetoric about how dangerous the organization is and how awful its supporters are, they haven’t done anything of the sort.

But this isn’t the first left-leaning individual to try and kill political opponents by any stretch of the imagination. The fact that he wrote in support of gun control surprises no one.

I’m just glad we can laugh about it rather than mourn his intended victims.