Balance

It should be very telling when people claim a gun control debate is balanced when the line up looks like this:

This balanced panel of experts will debate U.S. gun reform as Goucher College’s Spring 2013 President’s Forum presentation on Monday, April 15, at 8 p.m. in the Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum:

  • Colleen Barry, associate professor and associate chair for research and practice, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Sen. James Brochin, Democrat, District 42, Baltimore County
  • Josh Horwitz, executive director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
  • Jeffrey Swanson, professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Gayle Trotter, general counsel, Independent Women’s Forum, and a conservative writer and political commentator

I commented on Barry and Swanson here.

Josh Horwitz’s title and organization tells you everything you need to know about him.

Maryland State Sen. James Brochin says he supports an “assault weapon” ban. So that puts him on the anti-gun side as well.

It’s only Gayle Trotter on the side of gun rights against five anti-gun people.

The anti-gun people think they need five people to be the balance of one person advocating for gun rights. Yeah, I suppose that is about right. One woman (with a gun) is about the equal of five anti-gun people trying to take her down.

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