Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ignoring the Facts. Again.

After School Shooting, Anti-Gun Advocates Want NRA President, Members to Be Shot

#1. Shooter was not an NRA member.

#2. Shooter was not even a gun owner. And he was turned down when he tried to buy a gun.

Thomas Sowell, who continues to impress me, writes: Gun-control zealots rise, again
Gun-control zealots’ choice of Britain for comparison with the United States has been wholly tendentious, not only because it ignored the history of the two countries, but also because it ignored other countries with stronger gun-control laws than the United States, such as Russia, Brazil and Mexico. All of these countries have higher murder rates than the United States.

You could compare other sets of countries and get similar results. Gun ownership has been three times as high in Switzerland as in Germany, but the Swiss have had lower murder rates. Other countries with high rates of gun ownership and low murder rates include Israel, New Zealand and Finland.

Guns are not the problem. People are the problem – including people who are determined to push gun-control laws, either in ignorance of the facts or in defiance of the facts.

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