Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

How the Gun Control Groups Intentionally Mislead Women.

Head's Bunker has a pretty good and heavily crosslinked post up entitled Women, how does it feel being assumed an idiot? It begins:
Anti-gun people think you are stupid, so they target you...
Yes targets. Women are targets of a very successful campaign to lead you down a path to a world view that sounds great on the surface, but terminates in a very dreary dead end. There is a very powerful element in the U.S. that wants you to believe that firearms are bad, and that there is an epidemic of death by guns, especially among children. You may say "of course! everybody knows that!", but is it really so? This same element of society wants to use fear to frighten people into believing that children are at a high risk due to "assault weapons" and machine guns. This element wants you to know that drug dealers and gang members buy 'evil looking guns' because of gun show loopholes and that there are extra-deadly bullets called "cop killers" that are a menace to society. They do all this by playing on your natural emotions and fears, and they are very successful.

But consider if you discovered that you had been lied to. Not a little white lie or a fib here and there, but wholesale, pre-planned deception.
Really good work. But he missed my favorite example of gun-control advocates lying to women, Jean Hanff Korelitz's March 2000 Salon column, What a Few Good Women Can Do. Here's the comment I left over at the Bunker:
"And what about the more than 4,000 children who die in gun-related accidents each year? That's 11 kids a day. And we're not talking about crimes, or intentional shootings. We're talking -- or not talking enough -- about accidents."

Four thousand children who die in gun accidents EACH YEAR!

Note, there's never been a retraction to this that I'm aware of.

Yet the CDC reports that for 1999 there were exactly 158 accidental deaths by firearm for "children" through the age of 17. Ms. Korelitz's "4,000 children a year" was off by a factor of 25.

In 2000 the number fell to 150 (a 5% improvement!) In 2001, 125. In 2002, (last data available) 115. That's a 27% drop over four years. With no new gun laws, and over three million new firearms in private hands added each and every year.

Don't tell me the Left doesn't lie to frighten women. I know better.
That's just the most blatant example I've seen. Go read the whole thing, and the links. Then peruse the comments section where an anonymous (naturally) poster wants argue for gun control.

They're so cute!

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