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Sunday, March 22, 2009

'Assault weapons' bans depend on lies

For restrictive gun laws to gain the public support needed for passage, the public has to be misled, their emotions manipulated, and their fears exploited. The single greatest obstacle to passage of such laws is an informed public. The forcible citizen disarmament lobby is well aware of this, of course, and tries to dominate the discussion with its own version of the "truth." [More]
Please give today's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner a look.

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Unknown said...

Kurt, Why do you gun guys call those who disagree with you "liars?" I just watched the clip of Henigan you have in the sidebar - I'd seen it before by the way; I don't remember where. It seems to me a lot of what you call "lies" could be taken as his legal interpretation, his opinion, his way of seeing things. Can't someone disagree with you without being guilty of lying? Why do you guys so quickly resort to name-calling? What's wrong with simply arguing, disagreeing and debating?

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

I'm not talking about differences of opinion--I'm talking about hard facts being badly misrepresented--lied about, in other words.

When Henigan quotes the 2nd Amendment, but leaves three words out--which just happen to be the three words that most strongly refute the "collective right" interpretation that he and his fellow liars were pushing at the time--that's not a difference of opinion, and it can hardly be an accident.

It's a lie.

Smershagent said...

Kurt, when I try to get to your examiner page, I keep getting:

"There has been a site error or the web application you are requesting is down for maintenance."

It doesn't sound like anything to fix on your end, but I wanted to let you know. The National gun rights examiner page is doing the same thing.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Yeah--thanks, Smersh.

This started (as far as I know) yesterday afternoon--that's when I heard about it in comments left at War on Guns. It doesn't seem to affect everyone at once--at that time, I could see Examiner articles fine. Then last night, I couldn't open any Examiner articles. I can again now, but you're the second person to tell me it's not working for you guys.

Anyway, the Examiner tech guys have been notified, and are (hopefully) working on it.