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Fables, Myths, and other Tall Tales About Gun Laws
NRA-ILA ^ | unknown | staff

Posted on 08/24/2009 8:35:30 AM PDT by epow

"Once upon a time . . . " Sometimes it seems that news reports about guns or gun owners should begin with that phrase. Those four short words would inform readers that while the story to follow will be presented as fact, it is really fiction, or better said, a myth or a fable. Unfortunately, non-truths, through constant repetition, have come to displace facts in the public dialog about guns in America.

Some of these fables, as many fables do, started out with a grain of truth, but were later misrepresented and twisted to serve a particular political purpose. Others are the product of "advocacy science"-- research designed to promote a particular point of view. Still others are just incorrect assumptions that over time are given the imprimatur of fact. Whatever their source, it is vital that they be exposed as the fictions they are so that they might no longer influence the national debate.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: crime; fables; guns; myths
Not a breaking news item, but lots of facts to refute the lies of anti-gunners. I like to have factual data to quote to the anti-gun zealots I sometimes encounter who not only hate guns they hate the people who own guns and support the 2nd Amendment right to arms. There is a wealth of pro-gun facts in this NRA article that every gun owner who is confronted by an anti-gun aquaintance or family member can cite and supply documented facts to back up his or her arguments for the RKBA.
1 posted on 08/24/2009 8:35:30 AM PDT by epow
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To: epow

A great post, thanks. Check “Gun-cite” for much more of this sort of information.

2 posted on 08/24/2009 8:45:23 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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Another fantastic repository for gun facts is:

Gun Cite

3 posted on 08/24/2009 8:59:58 AM PDT by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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Thanks for the link. I'll check it out as soon as I have time. Thanks also for posting and keeping the thread alive, this is the first time since I posted the article this AM that I have taken a break in this looong Monday to reply to my own thread.
4 posted on 08/24/2009 1:30:37 PM PDT by epow (Luke 11:21 "When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:")
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5 posted on 08/24/2009 5:05:56 PM PDT by dcwusmc (We need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub.)
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