As for the claim that gun rights proponents oppose the conduct of legitimate research, consider this. Many years ago, I asked a very powerful anti-gun academic the following questions: What proportion of gun crimes are committed by the lawful owner of a legally purchased firearm, and what percentage of lawful gun owners use their firearm in commission of a crime? He said that he did not know, and that he would oppose conduct of the research to answer both questions.
Emphasis mine – from a very good opinion piece by a public health professional. Worth reading it all
One called “Straight from the Horse’s Other Orifice” — for those who are talking out of their lower orifice.
Nancy Pelosi is a great example of this.
The former speaker of the House made those dramatic, incongruous statements on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” which aired live from Washington, D.C. Friday.
Maher asked Pelosi about recent polling which shows that the GOP is likely to take over the upper chamber and asked, given gridlock in Washingon, why it matters that Democrats keep control.
“It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” Pelosi told Maher. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”
Yeah….that’s the spirit of bi-partisanship showing there.
Then there is this trusting individual who dislikes firearms
I saw it coming, but not like this. I actually expected teachers to go on a shooting rampage because many of them are unstable.
Folks, I wish I could tell you these are jokes. I really wish that I could….but this is what they think of us.
Have to provide a little background before I get to the QOTD. Byran Strawser let this comment over at Commongunsense; the blog ran by Joan Peterson Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence board Member, co-president of the Northland Chapter of the Brady Campaign, President of Minnesota Million Moms March, Spokesperson for Protect Minnesota ; aka Japete.
“The rest of us have a right to be protected from people who shouldn’t have guns.”
There is no right to be protected. What part of the constitution did you find this in?
A person with a physical disability should have the same rights as other law-abiding citizens.
“Whoever said you are your own worst critic; probably has never posted a video on YouTube” – Anon.
I realize her value as an expert is marginal to put it politely but it appears some things are so obvious it penetrates even the mental shell of someone like Senator Dianne Feinstein.
“The weapon was a .223 MP-15, where the MP stands for military and police,” Feinstein said. “Clearly designed not for general consumption, but through practice now for general consumption—same gun that was used at Aurora.”
Through practice now for general consumption — isn’t that another way of saying “in general use”?
Mixed blessing to have one of the strongest anti-rights cultists (and a current Senator at that) admit that AR-15 style rifles, even the ones for the Military and Police, are part of the fabric of gun ownership. I fully expect to see that quote in a brief the next time a challenge makes it to the Supreme Court.
Yes, it went in…and it was like trying to stuff an unconscious Oprah Winfrey into a pair of wet blue jeans. Still, that was a piece of cake compared to the nightmare of getting the damn thing out. That was like trying to help a chihuahua give birth to a great dane.
It’s not what you are probably thinking……but definitely worth the read
A tyrannical rule cannot in any reasonable construction be accounted lawful, and therefore the disturbance of such a government cannot be esteemed seditious, much less traitorous.
Thomas Aquinas, O.P. (28 January 1225 – 7 March 1274)