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“Guns should go”? No, lies should go!

Friday, October 28th, 2005

I tend to oppose gun control, although I’m only a little bit “right of center” on the issue. When I was young and irresponsible, I was a rabid supporter of gun control, until I actually spent some time paying careful attention to the arguments being put forth by both sides of the debate. What I found was that while both sides tend to foam at the mouth a bit, the arguments put forth by the pro-gun-control crowd don’t withstand even a little scrutiny. Shoddy research, shoddy statistics, lies, and appeals to emotion rather than fact seem to be pretty much all they can come up with.