Saturday, January 15, 2011
As Plain as...
But the insight of seeing the bleeding obvious doesn't stop Mr. Blow for this set of statements.
He may well believe these, but are any true? I doubt it. But he's made the allegation, it's up to him to provide the proof, which he does not, at least here. Another liberal article of faith. "No matter what we do, the Republicans are worse and more dangerous", 180 years of history showing the opposite notwithstanding. I think the applicable psychological term is called projection.
I have written about violent rhetoric before, and I’m convinced that it’s poisonous to our politics, that the preponderance of it comes from the right, and that it has the potential to manifest in massacres like the one in Tucson.
Labels: Charles Blow; Epic Failure
I cannot believe that you find the number of firearm related deaths in the U.S. to be acceptable. So my question is, how do we reduce firearm related deaths and preserve our 2nd Amendment rights?
I think the statistic is that about 50% of gun deaths are suicides. No doubt this number would be reduced if firearms were not so readily available. See Gregg Easterbrook's TMQ column at ESPN.cm dated January 18, 2011.