Thursday, October 08, 2015

Gun Control Debate heating up (again)

The gun control debate is heating up again. Rather than examine the research or facts, gun control activists and their supporters act in knee-jerk fashion and never get around to the key questions of causation (rather than just correlation) and whether and what kind of gun controls will actually work. Second Amendment, due process, equal protection and privacy rights get trampled in the stampede. They try to make us feel good and appear to have answers. This Federalist article looks at the underlying facts.
Thanks to 44 shot for the link


  1. I really enjoyed the Twitter exchange between Piers Morgan and Carol Roth in the linked article.

    Piers: "The 2nd amendment was devised with muskets in mind, not high powered handguns & assault rifles. Fact."

    Carol: "It was devised [for] people [to be] able [to] protect themselves [with the] same type of weaponry used by those for whom they might need protection."

    Piers: "Where exactly does it say that in the Constitution - must have missed it?"

    Carol: "[R]ight next to the word 'muskets'"

    Bravo Zulu to Ms. Roth. She nailed it.

  2. Nice retort. It would help the debate if critics of the Second Amendment would read the Supreme Court's majority opinion in D.C. v. Heller. Of course, too many people live in an echo chamber where they never bother to read original documents or anything that might challenge their ignorance. Ignorance is bliss for many.