Quote of the day–THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the New York Times

The N.R.A. objected to the letter’s support for a federal ban on the sale of assault weapons and ammunition, a buyback program to reduce the number of guns in circulation, limits on the purchase of ammunition, mandatory safety training for gun owners, and mandatory waiting periods before completing a purchase.

These sane, mainstream proposals will not prevent law-abiding citizens from acquiring and keeping firearms.

THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the New York Times
March 17, 2014
The Gun Lobby’s Latest Bizarre Crusade
[And as long as it is possible for law-abiding citizens to acquire and keep firearms the NYT editorial board will insist further infringement is “sane and mainstream”. What they don’t address is that such infringement does not accomplish any worthwhile goal and is clearly unconstitutional. They want bans on guns and ammunition in common use.

Don’t ever let anyone get away telling you that “no one wants to take your guns”. The Editorial Board of the New York Times is just one of many that have repeatedly said they do want to take them.—Joe]

Update: A comment from Mark Alger:

John Lott’s scholarship demonstrates clearly that restrictions on gun ownership do not have a positive effect on violent crime. That is to say, reality does not comport with the writer’s claim that infringements on the RKBA is sane, as they ignore the facts — reality. And, given that the overwhelming majority of We the People support RKBA, the outlook is NOT mainstream; it’s fringe, extremist, backwater. But, what’s dispositive is that RKBA **is** a right, long recognized in common law, infringed or abridged only by tyrants, and (almost an aside) recognized and protected as such by our Constitution. I therefor urge you to add this post to the crap for brains category.

Done. “Crap for Brains” category has been added.

13 thoughts on “Quote of the day–THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the New York Times

  1. The Times position, and that of the scuttled nominee for Surgeon General, is that firearms are a public health issue, a disease to be treated the same way typhoid and syphilis used to be treated, with elimination of the threat to public health if necessary through forced isolation of the carriers until the disease is eliminated from the general population.

    This is another example of the Big Lie technique of government control over citizens, and should be fought vigorously as an invalid treatment of rights whenever it occurs.

    • Interesting, your choice of comparison diseases. Specifically, syphilis. Do you know what the olde time remedy for it was? mercury. Dosing was tricky. To little did no good, but made you very sick from mercury poisoning. To much and you were dead. The margin of error was something like 10%. That is, if the ideal dose was 100 (units), 110 (units) would kill you, 90 (units) would do nothing good. Often the cure killed you faster than the disease.
      Yup, sounds about right.

  2. The no one is trying to take your gun away meme seems to be the latest tactic. Twitter is full of this bs lately.

    • They’re not (YET), they want you to “self-deport”, that ridiculed phrase used by leftists in the illegal immigrant debate.

  3. John Lott’s scholarship demonstrates clearly that restrictions on gun ownership do not have a positive effect on violent crime. That is to say, reality does not comport with the writer’s claim that infringements on the RKBA is sane, as they ignore the facts — reality. And, given that the overwhelming majority of We the People support RKBA, the outlook is NOT mainstream; it’s fringe, extremist, backwater. But, what’s dispositive is that RKBA **is** a right, long recognized in common law, infringed or abridged only by tyrants, and (almost an aside) recognized and protected as such by our Constitution. I therefor urge you to add this post to the crap for brains category.

    M

  4. “These sane, mainstream proposals…”

    More often than not when someone feels the need to tell you they’re sane or they’re mainstream, they are neither.

    There’s a billboard near our business park that declares;
    “R&B LEGEND, So and So, is performing at Such and Such casino…”

    See; if he actually were a legend, they wouldn’t feel the need to tell you he’s a legend. You’d already know. I’d never heard of him, and I was very much into R&B for many years.

    • That’s a big fat poker tell, like when someone says he’s being “reasonable”, or “honestly”. I thought this was common knowledge 50 years ago when it was noted that the most oppressive regimes used the words “People’s” or “Democratic” or “Republic” in the (new) name for the country.

  5. I really and truly can’t wait for the day when morons who talk like this are heaped in with and treated like segregationists and other enemies of liberty.

  6. Let me get this straight – the arbitrary ban of a specific style of firearms will not stop me from purchasing firearms of that particular style?

    How in the hell does that work?

    And what is “assault … ammunition”?

    • It means that an infringement is NOT an infringement, Silly. Geeze; you’re SO dumb. That’s perfectly consistent among the Progressive types, for whom nothing means what it means, and if you so much as attempt to define anything it proves you’re a closed-minded idiot, seeking to make the complex simple to fit into your simple, little mind.

      Noam Chomsky is/was a master of this device– he’s smarter than everyone, including himself (he’s THAT smart) BECAUSE he “understands” that nothing means what it means, and anyone who attempts to claim that anything means anything is therefore obviously inferior, QED.

      Come to think of it, Ron Paul is similar, in that you can’t argue with him because anything you say means something other than what you said, which proves you’re just stupid. He is thus smarter than anyone he’s ever met. Don’t think so? That only proves you’re stupid.

    • Not only a “specific style”, Linoge, but a “program to reduce the number of guns [any gun] in circulation” doesn’t affect my ability to aquire firearms. Apparently.

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