The distortions of Josh Sugarmann

Mr. Sugarmann has a post about how terrible the NRA and their lapdogs in the U.S. House are. There is something you need to know about Sugarmann.

In this post he keeps talking about “guns traced to crime”. Don’t think that slightly odd wording wasn’t given very careful thought by Sugarmann.  It implies “guns used in the commission of a crime” but that isn’t what is being discussed. The data the ATF has on gun traces includes guns that are stolen property. It’s inseparable from the guns used to commit crimes. Sugarmann knows this and deliberately misleads the ignorant.

This type of behavior isn’t anything new from Sugarmann. He distorted the truth to pursue his agenda on “assault weapons” and admitted it in the planning of that assault on our liberties.  From the VPC web site:

Assault weapons—just like armor-piercing bullets, machine guns, and plastic firearms—are a new topic. The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.

See also his distortions connecting guns to murder-suicides.