The Journal News, a media outlet based in New York, recently published the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. Gawker published the names of all gun owners in New York City yesterday. While this information is considered a matter of public record, it is peculiar that it should be painstakingly collected and posted for all to see in the form of a conveniently interactive digital map as presented by The Journal News. Does this have any journalistic merit whatsoever? Certainly no justification or underlying reason was given for it. The information was simply put out there for all to see with absolutely no elaboration at all. It is beyond ludicrous that lawful handgun permit holders should be subjected to the same level of public exposure as registered sex offenders.
It is both ironic and amusing that gun detractors believe lawful gun owners should be singled out and carefully monitored or even disarmed by the U.S. Government. How can anyone really have the audacity to assert that the government is necessarily a better steward of potentially dangerous weapons than private citizens? Was it not the U.S. Government which negligently provided Mexican drug cartels with thousands of assault weapons as part of the Justice Department’s “Operation Fast and Furious?” Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and murdered by a Mexican criminal who was wielding one of those weapons. Yet not a single government official has spent a night in jail for this tragic injustice. Other examples of such government idiocy include arming the mujahideen in Afghanistan during the 1970s and Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist regime in Iraq during the 1980s. Sadly, politicians and bureaucrats hardly ever consider the consequences of their actions in the long run.
Perhaps the most frustrating thing about violent crime and murder rates in the U.S. is that they seem incredible compared to other westernized, high-income countries with democratic governments. However, the left is blatantly committing the fallacy of using correlation to imply causation. They never consider the possibility that gun ownership rates may, in fact, be the dependent variable rather than the independent variable. What if high gun ownership rates in the U.S. are an effect of relatively high violent crime rates and not the cause? I can testify from personal experience that self-defense is the number one reason my customers purchase guns from my gun store. There are a lot of questions that liberal thinkers prefer to ignore because such avenues of thought run contrary to their sacred agenda.
September 07, 2015
Liberal Hypocrisy on Killing Lions Versus Killing People Perfectly Exposed
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