Wednesday, April 11, 2007

From the Anti's

After taking a few days off for camping, I did a quick news search for a firearm related topic to comment upon. Is it me, or have the anti's redoubled their efforts in publishing anti gun propaganda, misrepresentations and outright lies?

It would take a month of Sundays just to fisk the current batch of blabber from the anti's.

A few examples:

Twice as many people committed suicide from 2000 to 2002 in the 15 states with the highest rates of gun ownership, compared with the six states where guns are least common, according to the study published in the April issue of the Journal of Trauma. The population in both groups was about the same, the study said.

Hawai'i was among the six states where gun ownership is least common. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death among U.S. men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web Site. The higher suicide rates in the Harvard study were found in men, women and children of all ages in states where more households have guns.

VPC Executive Director Josh Sugarmann states, "Society is leaving the gun culture behind. Nearly two thirds of American homes are gun free, and more than three quarters of Americans do not personally own a gun. Yet our nation remains hostage to the gun industry's lethality-at-any-cost mentality as measured by nearly 30,000 gun deaths per year and tens of thousands of additional wounded."

House Bill 760 has outraged gun owners across the state because it would require annual registration of every weapon they possess other than antiques -- guns manufactured before 1898 -- certain collector's items, and law-enforcement duty weapons.
These are just a few of the articles that could have been included. This is quite the reminder that even though we have had our recent successes in the courts (Parker) and in the legislature (Texas Castle Doctrine for one), we have to remain vigilant. The anti's are not letting up, they are increasing the rhetoric and lies in an attempt to turn the public against us and regain ground. The soft war is a daily battle.

1 comment:

Fits said...

Ah yes, liberals and guns. When in doubt, lie. There have never been as many guns, nor as many people owning guns. Sales of handguns, rifles, shotguns and even esoteric firearms are seeing a golden age, yet they do what they do best when it comes to facing reality.

Make their own little universe and invite us in.