The schizophrenia of the gun controller is bizarre.
The writer makes an excellent point about if the gun control people were concerned about saving lives they would be for more aggressive police methods. Yet the same liberals that advocate for draconian gun control are often the same liberals at Black Lives Matter rallies chanting “F**k the police”.
Similarly, if they were truly concerned about saving lives they would be advocating for more people to have concealed carry permits, since statistically people legally carrying handguns are much safer than the unarmed victims. Yet the gun controllers fight concealed carry laws too.
So since it is obvious that they are not about saving lives, one has to ask
“What do they really want?”.
November 7, 2017
Comment to Why Gun Control Loses
[I have frequently asked, “What is the real reason?” The reason I “ask” this rhetorical question because I think it is more effective for people to have their brain working on the question than to assert the answer. I suspect this is particularly true in the case of people who are undecided or not firmly committed to either side of the debate.
Here is a sample of my asking this question:
- What’s the real reason? (July 7, 2009)
- What’s the real reason? (April 29, 2016)
- Quote of the day—Stranger
- Quote of the day—Grizzled_Stranger
- The science is settled
- Quote of the day—John Lott
- Quote of the day—Daniel Greenfield
- Quote of the day—Andrew Scott
- Do you trust your government?
- Quote of the day—Lyle
- Quote of the day—Dennis Henigan
- Quote of the day—Neal Knox (August 31, 2010)
- Quote of the day–Jeff Knox
- Quote of the day–Neal Knox (August 12, 2010)
- A cultural issue
- Quote of the day–Ingrid Peritz
- Another back-door registration scheme
- I think we are done here
- It’s not about preventing crime
- Canadian gun registry hits
There is a Steven Gilbert who has commented on this blog before (and here). I wonder if it is the same person who commented on the National Review article above and was inspired by my continued harping on this rhetorical question.—Joe]