Admitted subterfuge

Seattle Times opinion writer Jerry Large is no friend of gun owners but he did do us a bit of a favor by revealing to us that our opponents explicitly admit to deliberate subterfuge:

The panelists leaned toward discussing treatment of gun violence as a public-health issue, partly to avoid the blowback attached to the idea of gun control.

This tactic isn’t anything new. They have been doing it since at least the late 1990s. But this is the first time I have seen it explicitly admitted they were trying to call it something other than what it is. Gun control. The infringement of a specific enumerated right.

6 thoughts on “Admitted subterfuge

  1. “But this is the first time I have seen it explicitly admitted they were trying to call it something other than what it is.”

    And it’s the first time I have seen it explicitly admitted that they were trying to call it something other than what it is specifically to avoid the consequences of touching that third rail.

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  3. I wonder how many people who want to see violence inflicted with guns be considered a public health issue, with quarantine and wide excision as the “cure” would take it as calmly if crimes committed by users of alcohol or psychosis-inducing drugs were similarly treated as a public health issue so that the alcohol and drugs in their own homes were interdicted because someone somewhere else, unknown to them, did something bad while under the influence of said alcohol or drugs.

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