Have you ever noticed that whenever an "air" of authority is needed, a token antigun veteran or gun owner is trotted out to promote whatever antigun tactic is going to be used to try to silence the people protesting their rights being taken away? Adam Weinstein is just one example. Before we get to the … Continue reading Token Antigun Veteran: The NRA and its allies use jargon to bully gun-control supporters
Newsbusters posted this a few days back, with a clip from MSNBC's Morning Joe show. Here's the transcript: JOE SCARBOROUGH: …background checks, still 97% of Americans support background checks. 60% of American support some sort of ban on so called assault weapons. In that stricter gun law, 61% support. That assault weapon number is higher than usual. So now does seem like again … Continue reading NOWTTYG: MSNBC Urges Dem Senators to Seize ‘Opportunity’ of Terror Attack to Push Anti-Gun Agenda
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.
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.
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.
The Federalist posted a great article highlighting just how little "journalists" know about firearms despite pontificating on how laws must be changed: Guns can be dangerous in the wrong hands. But so are articles about guns written by people who don’t understand anything about them. There’s sadly no excuse to be ignorant about firearms. They’ve been … Continue reading From TheFederalist: “14 Things Everyone Should Understand About Guns”
If you've ever heard the phrase "May you live in interesting times" then you understand why it seems so apropos these days. In the past 6 weeks we've seen a number of highly publicized mass shootings in addition to the usual gang related violence that is reported, then ignored by everyone. June On June 17, … Continue reading It’s been an “interesting” time lately. Are we seeing the beginning of a full court press?
Last year, the FBI released a report about active shooters that was seized upon by the antigun faithful and twisted into a screed about mass shootings. Last week, it turned out that the information was not only wrong, but massaged. Yeserday, the WSJ showed a rare moment of honesty and reported on it: Last September the Obama … Continue reading WSJ Calls out Administration on false mass shooting report: Obama’s Gun-Control Misfire Before the 2014 election, the FBI claimed that mass shootings were up. False.