Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Car Fallacy Returneth.

Skye says:

"I also understand that the HR 45 bill is requiring insurance for gun owners. While I think the ***rates are unfair***, people have to have homeowners insurance for a mortgage, and car insurance if they wish to drive.

It would also require license renewal, something almost every type of license requires, like a driver's license, a hunting license or many types of permits.

In my mind this doesn't single out gun owners; it merely asks them to follow the same property ownership and operator guidelines as other licensed/indemnity required objects and practices."

The Car Fallacy has been addressed before.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Falsity #2: "...the Brady Campaign is not anti-gun."

Sumi says:

...I'd like to point out first that the Brady Campaign is not anti-gun. Let me repeat that we are NOT anti-gun (not trying to be annoying, but we get that question/assumption a lot).

First, catch your breath. Second, wipe those tears of laughter from your eyes.

The Brady Campaign continues to endorse and promote every gun ban that sees the light of day. The DC ban, Chicago ban, San Francisco ban, national park ban, bans on concealed carry, "assault weapons" bans, .50 caliber bans, college campus bans, etc. They've defended them all.

In fact, Nelson T. Shields, Chairman Emiritus of Handgun Control Inc. (now known as the Brady Campaign) said this once upon a time:

...the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors -- totally illegal.

The Brady Campaign is most definitely anti-gun. Only a fool would believe they weren't.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Falsity #1: "If they are not manufactured, then criminals will not have access."

On the issue of assault weapons, Catherine says:

Reply: The answer is a ban. If they are not manufactured, then criminals will not have access. Putting more people in prisons is never a good answer, but at least we can agree on prosecutions for marijuana.

Catherine is wrong. It's fairly easy to make your own "assault weapon" and even a real fully automatic assault rifle. And i'll bet every firearm in my collection that the federal laws prohibiting the manufacture of a machine gun won't prevent dedicated criminals from doing so.