Apart from politics, dispassionate observers must question the simplistic liberal slogan that more guns equals more crime. The U.S. has seen a two-decade period during which private gun ownership has continued to soar (some 300 million firearms are now in civilian hands), while crime has diminished.
Why Gun Control Is Basically Dead. Paul M. Barret.
I have not been paying attention to the media too much this week, but I have not seen a paroxysm of faux remembrance/political activism associated with Sandy Hook. We might see some tomorrow, but being the weekend and with 10 shopping days before Christmas, the political Dancing On Blood Marathon doubtfully will have much pull.
This has been a terrible and wasted year for Gun Control. Not that we have not suffered losses, but what the Opposition had intended in January and what they have “achieved” by December shows that no matter how much money and media they can throw at the issue, their ledger shows an awful amount of red.
They will not stop doing their thing, but we know we can stop their initiatives and even keep scoring for our side.
Hat Tip to Say Uncle
At least partially. From a New York Times article describing the manipulations of the eeeevil NRA.
She is no longer the “Stay-At-Home-Mom” baking cookies and waiting for the husband at the door with a fresh martini.
Now we wait till she makes public that she was/is a Democratic Party Operative and worked for them evil corporations that every Lib hates…..OK, I’ll get a sofa.
This is a survey of 1,060 U.S. pediatricians conducted by AAP (which I figure are associated with AAP but it does not say.) AAP has a long history of being rabidly Anti Gun and the reason laws have been implemented to stop medical practitioners from asking questions about home firearms ownership. Tales of AAP doctors interrogating small children about guns at home without the presence of their parents are well-known.
The American Academy of Pediatrics claims a membership of 60,000 (the American Board of Pediatrics boast 105,856 members and has no anti-gun political agenda that I could find. AAP however has no qualms about going full frontal anti gun politics as you can read in their “American Academy of Pediatrics Gun Violence Policy Recommendations.”
The AAP continues to support a number of specific measures to reduce the destructive effects of guns in the lives of children and adolescents through the implementation of the following recommendations.
•Enact a strong, effective assault weapon ban;
•Eliminate the gun show loophole and require mandatory background checks and
waiting periods before all firearm purchases;
•Ban on high-capacity magazines;
•Enact strong handgun regulations; and
•Require safe firearm storage under federal law.
Does not sound like pediatricians, do they?
So maybe AAP is where Michael Bloomberg got his idea for Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Innocent sounding name hiding the true intentions. If you have kids and a pediatrician, you may want to check if he is a member of AAP and ask him/her if he/she is aware of its politics. Your doctor might be surprised.
Kinda like old Roman Senators.