Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ignorance is 'Authorized Journalist's' Bliss

There are just so many things wrong w/ this op ed by the Rev Jackson it's hard to know where to begin:
Under a federal assault weapons ban from 1994 to 2004, there was a 60 percent drop in assault-weapon deaths.
There was a 60% drop in ALL homicides during that period.
We need to enforce universal background checks on every gun transfer and prohibit all violent criminals from possessing firearms.
Because criminals are following the law now. Just look at Chicago.
Nearly 30,000 people a year die as a result of gun violence in the United States.
Brady talking point. 2/3rds are suicides, not 'gun violence'.
Fifty-caliber sniper rifles and firearms that combine long range, accuracy and massive firepower are not used for hunting animals — they are military weapons used to hunt people. These weapons can damage large targets, penetrate structures and bring down airplanes.
Designed by and for the civilian market for long range target shooting. And the airplane thing is just another talking point of the ignorant.
We created the Department of Homeland Security and are spending tens of billions of dollars to counter the threat of terrorists. And then states and Congress act to loosen our gun-control laws and open up sale of assault weapons.
Nice connection there. No bias. Semi-auto owners = terrorists.
The House has just voted to override state laws, making it legal to carry a concealed weapon from states that allow them into states that outlaw them.
Nope, another ignorant lie.
This shooting comes as Rep. Gabrielle Giffords courageously made her return to the House,
Another heart pulling statement that has nothing to do w/ the topic.
But we’ve come to the point where a mentally unstable person is strafing the White House with a semiautomatic assault weapon.
Memories fail them. Same thing happened in 1994 DURING the Clinton AWB. And crime is 60% of what it was then.

I'm sure there are more factual inaccuracies in this piece but these are the ones I picked up on after just a cursory reading. This is the kind of 'reporting' you get when it comes to anti-gun 'journalism'. Ignorance, poor research, talking points and flat out lies.

It's all they have.

I'll ask the question again:

Sure, I'll support more gun laws for you, as soon as you have your congregation write the names of every family member and neighbor that belongs to a gang and has a gun hidden on a sheet of paper. Let me know when you're done and we'll hold a joint press conference to name names and start to really bring the cycle of violence to an end.

Sound good Rev.?

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Anonymous said...

There are a few facts that get overlooked when it comes to the Clinton AWB. Crime, all crime, went down starting in 1994. That is because the Crack Epidemic which started it 1984 (notice the rise in crime in the mid-80's) ended in 1993-1994. This was because of many other (some good, some bad) anti-drug, and anti-crime programs put in place in the late 80's and early 90's. The AWB rode a downward trend in crime statistics. What is interesting to note is that when the AWB expired in 2004, crime continued to go down, showing that assault weapons had no effect on violent crime.

Robert Fowler said...

I refuse to call the idiot liberal pisswit Jackson "Reverend". I can't recall ever seeing him in a church. He's just another Chicago airbag.

Sailorcurt said...

Started out as a comment.

Ended up as a post.

J.R. said...

Feigned ignorance. Wasn't lying on the Ten Commandments?