This afternoon, President Obama showed a stunning display of dishonesty, idiocy, and emotional blackmail during a press conference covering his executive orders on gun control. Here's a transcript of his remarks: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/01/05/transcript-president-obamas-remarks-on-gun-violence/ President Obama started with a statement about the shooting of Gabby Giffords, and That’s why we’re here today. Not to debate the last mass shooting, … Continue reading President Obama lies to the nation while shedding crocodile tears, then compares gun control to civil rights. Shameful.
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”
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
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
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.
Dave Kopel again speaks wisdom with this guest post in WaPo's The Volokh Conspiracy column: By far the single most effective step we could take to reduce violent crime would be to greatly increase spending to help the severely mentally ill. The biggest crime reduction would be fewer crimes against the mentally ill, since they are … Continue reading Dave Kopel on “The Costs and Consequences of Gun Control”
In the wake of the Paris attacks, Harry Reid and his buddies have decided that they just can't let this opportunity slide by - they want to eliminate the so called "terrorist loophole" on firearms: “Republicans care more about kowtowing to the NRA than preventing terrorists from legally buying assault rifles and explosives like the … Continue reading The so called “terrorist loophole” or how the Left admitted they hate due process