Quote of the day–Dan Henninger

Now, I think this goes to the heart of the matter, because the gun-control advocates–it isn’t so much that they are against guns; they’re just against the idea of killing. Guns kill people. And there is simply no way the two sides are ever going to be able to come to terms. But I think the idea of gun control is going to die with this decision.

Dan Henninger
Wall Street Journal columnist and deputy editor
March 24, 2008
The Journal Editorial Report
[He was referring to the Heller case. He betrays his bias with the “Guns kill people” line and his belief that gun controllers are against killing. If they were just against killing they would recognize the fact that guns are used to protect innocent life far more frequently than they are used to take innocent life. But he gets it right that there is no coming to terms between the two sides and that there is a good chance that gun control is going die or at least have some serious health problems if this decision goes down like we think it will.–Joe]

3 thoughts on “Quote of the day–Dan Henninger

  1. He also implies the rancid idea that pro-gun folks like to, want to, seek to – kill.

    It took me decades to figure it out… Maybe a little more time and clear thought about the value of protecting life and he’ll come around. Or not…

  2. Furthermore, why don’t cars kill people, if guns do?

    Jackie Mason has a wonderful YouTube deal where he proposes banning baseball bats, knives, chairs and the human hand, because they can all be used to kill. He is of course illustrating the flaw in the Brady Bunch’s reasoning by drawing it to its absurd conclusion.

    If he can ever get to the responsible position that humans are the actors here than there is a place for the sides to agree.

    I haven’t seen or heard of any roving bands of rabid gunnies forcing weapons on unsuspecting GFWs.

    As you have pointed out more than once, we drive cars and we can buy gasoline…

  3. “there is a good chance that gun control is going die or at least have some serious health problems if this decision goes down like we think it will.”

    We can only hope so,but I think that a lot of gun control will reappear as “reasonable restrictions”, as time/place/manner restrictions, and the business about serializing bullets will take over where gun control leaves off, as a gun without bullets is, at best, a club.

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