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Science and Reason vs. Political Correctness
Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 03/06/2014 4:55:16 AM PST by Kaslin

President Obama entered office promising to restore the sanctity of science. Instead, a fresh war against science, statistics and reason is being waged on behalf of politically correct politics.

After the Sandy Hook tragedy, the president attempted to convert national outrage into new gun-control legislation. Specifically, he focused on curtailing semi-automatic "assault" rifles. But there is no statistical evidence that such guns -- semi-automatic rifles that have mostly cosmetic changes to appear similar to banned military-style fully automatic assault weapons -- lead to increased gun-related crimes.

The promiscuous availability of illegal handguns does. They're used in the vast majority of all gun-related violent crime -- and in such cases they are often obtained illegally. Yet the day-to-day enforcement of existing handgun statutes is far more difficult than the widely publicized passing of new laws.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: banglist; demagogicparty; globalwarming; homosexualagenda; keystonexlpipeline; memebuilding; occutardation; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; politicalcorrectness; science

1 posted on 03/06/2014 4:55:16 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Pistols—carried concealed in order to resist/eliminate CRIME by shooting the CRIMINAL.

Military-style rifles are to ENABLE the citizenry to RESIST TYRANNY by shooting the TYRANT or his/her MINIONS.

In BOTH cases, the concept is DETERRANCE. Got it?


2 posted on 03/06/2014 5:02:40 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON.)
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To: Flintlock

And the California drought can best be explained as God’s wrath being poured out on a depraved state. Flouting disobedience has consequences.

Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 5:58:48 AM PST by afsnco
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To: Flintlock

A ban of assault weapons, machine guns, cannons and rpgs is much more constitutionally suspect than a ban on handguns.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 7:13:14 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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