Quote of the day—Katie Pavlich

People are more dissatisfied with current gun laws than they’ve ever been before. The most recent spike in dissatisfaction comes from people who want more Second Amendment freedoms, not more strict gun control laws.

Katie Pavlich
January 31, 2014
Poll: More Americans Dissatisfied With Gun Control Laws Being Too Strict
[As I have been saying for years; the anti-gun bigots are the KKK of the 21st Century. And as this century progresses they will be swept into the dustbin of history just like the KKK was in the 20th Century. The courts and, more importantly, the people agree with us.

Once we stopped them in 1994 progress was slow until the Heller decision. But I expect things will accelerate as popular opinion gains critical mass.—Joe]


13 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Katie Pavlich

  1. Another compairson I like to make is to the Anti-Saloon League


    That was a very powerful nation-wide prohibiton organization that pulled politicians, manipulated the media, made emotional and extortive arguments.

    “Right thinking” people agreeded that booze was bad for the commoners and they were filled with moral rightiousness.

    Along with the Prohibition Party they managed to hold massive campaign rallies and get a Constitutional Amendment passed.

    They too went to the dustbin of history and are now the greatly diminished American Council on Alcohol Problems.

    • I would argue that the Prohibition forces are very much alive and far stronger than ever. In this iteration no constitutional amendment was necessary. They just went ahead and did it, bypassing the constitution, and with the full support of both parties. Given all of that, I’m a bit stunned by this talk of dustbins.

      As for the KKK; we don’t hear that term much anymore, but look at the deteriorating conditions in which poor American black families live today (education level, family integrity, unemployment rates, crime rates) verses the 1960s and look for any evidence that the KKK is NOT achieving more through Progressive/Eugenicist politics and the rhetoric of hopelessness and division than it ever did through brute intimidation and lynching.

  2. I hope your prediction is proven to be prophetic.
    And as I read at SNBQ, now even Governor Moonbeam is indicating more gun laws aren’t the answer.

  3. “…the anti-gun bigots are the KKK of the 21st Century”. As Oleg Volk points out in one of his images, the actual KKK was an early advocate of gun control (to keep them safe when violating the civil rights of others). And one of the writers in “The gun culture and its enemies” describes his work during the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, where carrying a gun was critical to staying alive.

    • The roots of American gun restrictions are entirely racist. We almost always allow ourselves to be distracted by the rationalizations regarding “public safety” and such hogwash, but it has never had anything to do with that. It started as a way to keep down black and brown people (and in some cases Irish immigrants) and it still serves that purpose, but its scope has been expanded.

      Still and all, gun restriction, combined with some of the worst schools in the world, has been most successful in pushing the murder rates among inner city black people to some of the highest in the world.

      You look at how the left defends the all policies that created the situation, and seeks to double down on them, and tell me the KKK in not alive and well, and simply operating under a different set of guises.

  4. This is based on a Gallup poll? Don’t forget, Gallup had Mitt Romney winning the last Presidential election.

    “It was one of the best-known polling firms, however, that had among the worst results. In late October, Gallup consistently showed Mr. Romney ahead by about six percentage points among likely voters, far different from the average of other surveys. Gallup’s final poll of the election, which had Mr. Romney up by one point, was slightly better, but still identified the wrong winner in the election. Gallup has now had three poor elections in a row. In 2008, their polls overestimated Mr. Obama’s performance, while in 2010, they overestimated how well Republicans would do in the race for the United States House.”

    • Their conclusion was wrong, but still within the margin of error. IIRC, Gallup predicted a Romney win by 1%, and he lost be ~0.5%, well within the MoE of +/- 3%.

      No poll is perfectly accurate, but I’d note that in this Gallup poll, they’re stating 55% are dissatisfied with current laws, +/- 4%. Even at the outside, it’s still greater than half.

      Also note that further down, over the past year the number of people satisfied has dropped slightly, the number dissatisfied-wanting-stricter-laws has dropped significantly, and the number of dissatisfied-wanting-less-strict-laws has more than tripled (still a minority, but a fast-growing minority).

      It’s that change that’s interesting and/or noteworthy, not necessarily the numbers as they stand now.

    • “X was wrong once, so X is always wrong”?

      The sad thing is you probably do not even know the name of that particular logical fallacy.

        • No, that is not a fallacy.

          But that is also not what you said.

          And you know that.

          And you know we know that.

          Once again, you are not here for the hunting.

  5. I think it was less about 1994 and more about 2004. First, the assault weapon ban passed, folks were angry, and the GOP won a bunch of seats in Congress. More important, in my opinion, was the sunset and the explosive growth of the internet. No statistically significant change in the violent crime rate for crimes committed with rifles and a continued decline in the violent crime rate overall. And, most importantly, an internet powerful enough for people to publish those facts in places where the MSM couldn’t spin them. Ignore them, yeah, but spin them, no.

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