Wednesday, May 17, 2006

More Revisionist History on HNN

Another propaganda piece at HNN. No real surprise there, but these people should do a little better job at providing "history." This one I've seen elsewhere in gun blog discussions.

First there's the data from polls.
Polling data for decades have shown that most Americans favor stronger gun laws. Indeed, surveys demonstrate that such policies are even supported by most gun owners. Yet pundits and political soothsayers have written off this issue because it is perceived to be a loser at the polls.
That's all. They don't bother to include information about how polls have shown that the citizens of the US also overwhelmingly believe in the individuals right to bear arms.

I'm not going to bother going into this since Alphecca and the Smallest Minority both have looked at this article and have some very good commentary in relation. The "historian" of this piece even responds to the Smallest Minority's blog on topic, but quite condescendingly. I love this bit:
I am in the midst of grading essays so I can't respond to all of the errors in your blog.
Jerk. But hey, what's a debate if someone holds you to your "facts" and you refuse to play.

Has anyone else noticed that there seems to be a lot more gun-control yelping going on just now? I suppose there is a lot of spill over from Canada and their desire to dump their long-gun registry, but I've been seeing a lot of other whining.

1 comment:

Granted said...

Oops. I didn't notice you'd posted.