Saturday, December 15, 2012

Getting It Wrong

Well, I see that the pundits have started to call for gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.  Unfortunately, they're either getting the facts wrong out of either pure ignorance or out of dishonest reporting.  Either way, they're getting it wrong and it doesn't reflect well on their organizations.  For example, let's start with Mark Shields over at PBS.
And if we can license people who clip our toenails and promote prize fights, then we sure as hell ought to be able to license people who have automatic weapons.
Uuuh, we do, Mark. It's called the National Firearms Act and it was passed in 1934. You'd think that a PBS reporter would know that, but you just proved me wrong. You're plainly ignorant on the subject. Then we have Rupert Murdoch asking the same question.
When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons? As in Oz after similar tragedy.
Well, Rupert, I know that you head the 2nd largest news organization in the world, so maybe you can get one of your fact-checkers to research that for you. However, we've already banned automatic weapons in the United States. We did that in 1934. You should know that. But, while we're at it, what kind of guns do your security team use? And what makes your life more valuable than the lives of innocent children? Just asking.

And of course, Bloomberg chimes in, calling for more gun control.  This is the same Bloomberg who lets Long Island residents go for 30 days without electricity and can't control bedbugs.  You'd think that New York City had enough problems to keep their big-mouthed mayor busy, but you'd be wrong.  Oh, and I wonder what kind of guns Bloomberg's security team carries?  Are y'all starting to see a pattern here.  The big shots want gun control, yet their security team carries the very guns they want to restrict.

And as usual, we don't yet have an update on Harry Reid's problem with pederasty.


Melissa said...

This tragic event is turning into a missing-the-forest-for-the-trees scenario. We don't need more gun control. We need a frank nationwide discussion about the availability of mental health and psychiatric services.

FastFreddy said...

You hit the nail on the head Melissa! Rush Limbaugh made a very good point yesterday...100 years ago many many households had firearms (by % I'd be willing to bet it was much higher than today), and you NEVER heard of atrocities like this....people didn't do this kind of thing. It's a lack of concern for our fellow man, and a breakdown of morals. The real problem is people.

Anonymous said...

What about the violent video games and movies that kids grow up seeing. I date myself but damn I watched Roy Rogers and the Lone I say "good guys" and they always won without all the blood and gore kids see today. I never wanted to go out and shoot folks..... I feel that the people that make the movies and the video games share the blame for all the "nuts" that kill.