WaPo churned out an editorial that had me shaking my head about the gall of the antigun movement. The opening paragraph doesn't hesitate, but rather leaps straight in to revisionist history: Twenty years ago, one of us was director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, supporting research … Continue reading Another head scratcher from the Washington Post: “How to protect gun rights while reducing the toll of gun violence”
The Honolulu Police Department is requiring a doctor's note that many doctors are not willing to write. A former service member tells us he's followed all of HPD's rules, but he's stuck in a policy deadlock because his insurer won't comply. http://m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_330510/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=d2AZ9dtm If you think this wasn't by design, you are naive.
I love Reason's articles so very, very much. I can always count on them to be levelheaded when it comes to this topic: This week, in an editorial titled "Don't Blame Mental Illness for Gun Violence," The New York Times noted that "less than 5 percent of gun homicides between 2001 and 2010 were committed by … Continue reading Reason asks why Democrats have difficulty with math when it comes to firearms
Here Is a good article from Eugene Volokh. But, some say, if assault weapons are so similar to other guns, what’s the big deal about banning them? Just like the minority of criminals that uses assault weapons can switch to the other guns (an argument that the bans will be futile), so law-abiding citizens can do the … Continue reading Volokh explains “Why are gun rights supporters worried about bans on so-called assault weapons?”
Gun control argument #102937: "The US has the highest gun death rate in the developed world!!!!" Before someone even finishes the opening sentence of this argument, you know this is dubious science because they've already admitted they've cherry picked the data. Much of the political thinking about violence in the United States comes from unfavorable … Continue reading The “US vs Developed World” fallacy
Remember when the common phrase was that "nobody is talking about banning guns" or that gun control was a political third rail? Yeah about that. The HuffPo, which rarely (if ever) is moderate on the firearms issue, published an article titled "Needed: Domestic Disarmament, Not 'Gun Control'" Well at least they are being forthright about their … Continue reading Nobody is talking about “banning guns”… they just want to greatly limit ownership. And ban you from being one of the owners.
Politico Magazine published an article this morning featuring former darling of the left, Wendy Davis - famous for her pink sneaker filibuster moment on abortion. I am a lifelong Democrat. I proudly boast an “F” rating from the NRA. And, yet during my 2014 gubernatorial campaign in Texas, I supported the open carry of handguns in my … Continue reading Wendy Davis unintentionally reveals what we already know: Politicians will deceive you about their antigun intentions.
I came across a blog entry that had been posted to Reddit today. I'll admit, I'd tagged the submitter as the typical antigun nutjob, so I was quite surprised to find that the article was about the toxic hostility of the typical facebook antigun zealot and how language matters when discussing law: If you don't understand … Continue reading Popehat makes some good points
The New York Times decided that the San Bernardino shooting was so outrageous that they decided to vent their spleen by publishing their first Front Page Editorial in Forever... and it was on Gun Control. Specifically we should End the Gun Epidemic in America It is a moral outrage and a national disgrace that civilians … Continue reading A great response to the NY Times “historic” front page editorial: “An Open Letter to the New York Times Editorial Board on Guns”
Newsbusters has outlined yet another example of "blame the NRA for everything" and outright media bias in the rush to judgment after a mass shooting: http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/kristine-marsh/2015/12/02/media-blame-conservatives-nra-knowing-anything-about-san There's some things to keep in mind about California, which has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. California: Assault Weapons Ban Magazine Capacity Bans … Continue reading The rush to judgement is real, but what’s missing? Rational examination of what failed.