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That article I and others criticized by Bernd Debusmann for taking dictation from The Violence Policy Center seems to have disappeared. It has now re-appeared here with the caveat: Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own

Heh. First, it was news. Now it’s opinion. Funny that.

Via Free Constitution.

15 Responses to “Down the memory hole”

  1. Jabba the Tutt Says:

    If gun control is such a winning issue, why have politicians NOT taken up the cause, since the GOP took control of Congress in ’94? Clinton credited the attempted gun control for costing the Democrats at least 26 seats. Professional politician’s job is to look for votes. They’ve looked for votes in the gun issue for 40 years, then they stopped. Why? If it’s a minority position and shrinking, why stop looking for pro-control votes?

  2. workinwifdakids Says:

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Reuters is either incompetent or malicious.

    They can pick one.

  3. vivictius Says:

    incompetent or malicious?

    more likely both.

  4. Steven Den Beste Says:

    The fundamental flaw in the argument is the assumption that people who don’t own guns also oppose private ownership of guns by others.

    I don’t own a gun, but I firmly support the right of others to own guns. I’m not alone.

    So even if it’s true that the majority of households don’t have guns, that doesn’t mean the majority support restrictive gun laws.

  5. tom swift Says:

    Reuters still doesn’t have it right. It looks like the opinions expressed by Debusmann aren’t his own, they’re VPC’s.

  6. kcom Says:

    “I donít own a gun, but I firmly support the right of others to own guns. Iím not alone.”

    No, you’re not. I’m in your camp. I’ve never even held or fired a gun but that doesn’t mean I favor taking away someone else’s Constitutional right to do so.

  7. Stan Says:

    kcom,

    Try it some time, you won’t regret it.

  8. James Says:

    Guns demonstrate how primitive Americans are and how fearful.

  9. SayUncle Says:

    Primitive? clearly, you’ve not seen our guns. And that may be the dumbest I’ve ever heard.

  10. Phillep Says:

    Uh, James? Why have all the gun control laws in Europe been imposed by the ruling classes instead of being voted in by the people?

    Hmmm, what does that remind me of?

    Did any plebiscite ever support the EU Constitution?

  11. Steve Skubinna Says:

    Fearful? Damn straight I’m fearful. I fear those who wish me and my fellow citizens disarmed. I fear those who maintain that a government must have a monopoly on force. I fear those who fear free citizens and try to hem them in.

    Enjoy your sophisticated fear free cage, James. I’m sure you’re much better off not having to bear responsibility for yourself.

  12. Bruce Lagasse Says:

    To repeat an old saying: The man with a gun is a citizen. The man without a gun is a subject.

    Apparently, James is the very embodiment of the subject mentality.

  13. Bishop Says:

    Guns demonstrate how primitive Americans are and how fearful.

    Geez, when I see all those submachine gun-armed cops strolling through Heathrow and De Gaulle, all I can think of is “those primitives”!

  14. Linoge Says:

    Well, suffice to say that James just adequately demonstrated the primary shortcoming with the arguments proposed by the anti-rights folks… Instead of using what few actual statistics support their “reasoning”, or instead of making rational, thought out debate points, he instead delves straight into the ad hominem attacks, without even having the decency to pass “Go”.

    One almost has to wonder how much of his comment was pure and simple projection.

  15. straightarrow Says:

    James did you consider that hiding in caves from marauders because you are too stupid to learn to defend yourself might more aptly be described as primitive?