Obama’s Bloody Shirt
Townhall – Paul Jacob – 3/31/2013
Reasonable people take into account facts that lie outside the horror of one event’s official narrative. Facts like:
Murder rates by guns have declined since their
in the very early 1990s. Dramatically. high point
Mass shootings are not actually increasing in frequency.
If you take away black-on-black crime,
murder rates are amongst the lowest in the world, making the focus on ’s
gun tradition a little off point — it’s the cultural and economic degradation
of African-America sub-cultures that constitutes the real problem. America
Much of the focus of the latest round of gun regulation has been on inconsistently defined “assault weapons,” which have little to do with most gun violence.
Still, the president implores, “We need everybody to remember how we felt a hundred days ago and make sure that what we said at that time wasn’t just a bunch of platitudes — that we meant it.”
In other words, let’s allow emotion to overrule our rational faculties and pass whatever gun control laws are proposed in the wake of the horrible Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre (even when the policy being advanced would admittedly make no difference in preventing a future Newtown).
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