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.
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
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.
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.
I came across an article in the WSJ today that succinctly summed up the gun control situation in American politics. It’s notable how much the rhetoric has changed since the peak of the national gun-ban movement, when politicians talked honestly about reducing violence by constricting the gun supply—and what that would require. In a 1989 … Continue reading WSJ drops a Truth Bomb: The Progressive Gun-Control Charade: “After tragedy, politicians glibly call for unworkable reforms—then blame the ‘gun lobby’ when they fail.”
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.
This showed up on Reddit today: Functional fixedness is a cognitive bias that limits a person to using an object only in the way it is traditionally used. The concept of functional fixedness originated in Gestalt Psychology, a movement in psychology that emphasizes holistic processing. Karl Duncker defined functional fixedness as being a "mental block … Continue reading Antigun Logical Fallacies: Functional Fixedness vs Genetic Fallacy ie “Guns are only for killing!”