Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Self-Righteous Ignorance


Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of “gun control” advocates?

The key fallacy of so-called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available.

If gun control zealots had any respect for facts, they would have discovered this long ago, because there have been too many factual studies over the years to leave any serious doubt about gun control laws being not merely futile but counterproductive.

Guns are not the problem. People are the problem — including people who are determined to push gun control laws, either in ignorance of the facts or in defiance of the facts.

There is innocent ignorance and there is invincible, dogmatic and self-righteous ignorance. Every tragic mass shooting seems to bring out examples of both among gun control advocates.

Some years back, there was a professor whose advocacy of gun control led him to produce a “study” that became so discredited that he resigned from his university. This column predicted at the time that this discredited study would continue to be cited by gun control advocates.

But I had no idea that this would happen the very next week in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...Read More

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His Web site is

BTW...Let's ban eagles too!!!

H/T to Mark Scott for the Pterodactyl flick


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Look to the south where guns are banned. The whole country of Mexico is held hostage by the drug cartels. As you say, when guns are banned, only criminals will have them.

Liberals want to rule our world. They know it’s much harder if we’re armed.

Charleton Heston said it best, "Out of these cold dead hands".

Scott Way said...

This is only the beginning. The definition of "assault weapons" will be changed to suit the Libtard narrative. Soon it will include all semi-automatic guns.