Tag Archive: Gun politics

A study that gets it wrong because they are hacks.

The other day CNN amongst a trove of other LSM gun grabbing agenda pushers where touting the idiotically flawed study by a partisan gun grabbing bunch of hacks as proof that more gun laws result in fewer deaths. Of course the problem is that the study was rigged to find those preordained conclusions.

For example, the study portends to look at all 50 states but conveniently ignores the District of Columbia. That’s not a flaw, … Read more

The Last MJ Hack Attack

A couple of weeks ago, Mother Jones published a list of 10 pro-gun “myths”. I tackled them at my own site. It’s a good reference for when bogus stats are thrown our way in the gun debate.… Read more

The Weapons Limit

Having thought about Barack Obama’s gun plan, I’m still convinced that most of it is a non-issue: the government doing what it is supposed to do with background checks and enforcing laws. The only issue that is likely to be really contentious is the assault weapons ban (and related bans on high-capacity magazines).

I oppose the ban for a number of reasons, the biggest of which is that I think it will be ineffective. There … Read more

Obama Moves On Guns

Obama is announcing his new gun policies right now. I’ll post as I get updates. There are apparently 23 executive orders. I’ve looked over them quickly and I don’t really see anything terribly objectionable. Most of it is strengthening exiting law and the background check system. Here they are, with my commentary. None would have prevented Sandy Hook. But if you’re looking to reduce gun violence overall, they do address that.

1. “Issue a presidential

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How tragic that we need to be lectured on this simple principle

It is absolutely tragic to me that Americans have to be reminded by people that have first hand experience of the very problems our 2nd amendment was supposed to protect us from of how wrong it is to bow down to the wishes of the tyrannical:

This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth.

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Opposite Poles of the Debate

Rumor, rumors, rumors:

The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation’s gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration’s discussions.

A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale

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NRA In Earth Orbit

Last week, while I was away, the NRA had a press conference about the Connecticut shootings. Actually, it wasn’t a press conference since they took no questions. It was more of a statement.

A statement from the NRA in the wake of Sandy Hook required a degree of tact. I realize that the Left expected the NRA to come out, do a mea culpa and call for a gun ban … you know, the same … Read more

You can not legislate away evil or crazy.

Everybody is trying to make sense of this tragedy. Too many are so desperate for a reason other than we are dealing with someone that was mentally deranged, just like they want to pretend that evil doesn’t exist, because otherwise we have to admit that our supposed security is just ephemeral, that they are looking for anything to avoid having to grasp that we are never perfectly safe. Even the perp’s own father is Read more

Bloomberg Call for Chaos

Uber Nanny Stater Michael Bloomberg was the first to politicize the tragedy in Aurora. It makes sense that Bloomberg would be in favor of gun control: petty men who want to control every aspect of their citizens’ lives hate the idea of an armed citizenry. But now he’s taken it a step further into douchebaggery:

Mayor Bloomberg opened a new front in the war over firearms when he went on TV to call on cops

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Mathematical Malpractice Watch: Gun Deaths

Before we start, I don’t want to debate, right now, whether more or less gun control would have prevented today’s tragedy (although you can probably guess which way I lean). No, I want to illustrate how statistics get distorted to make gun control seem like a good idea.

(For the moment, I’ll ignore the suggestion that guns kill people all by themselves. I also have no idea if Dakin supports gun control or not. I … Read more

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