Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Paper of Making Up the Record

In another ill-informed screed on 'biometric guns' , the author makes this claim:
  Pro-gun bloggers were furious when they saw James Bond, in “Skyfall,” proudly showing off his new biometrically protected weapon. They were convinced it was a Hollywood plot to undermine their rights.
 Which 'pro-gun bloggers'?  Who is they?  Why, one wonders, in an article filled w/ links, not a single one was presented to support this assertion?

No, really I don't wonder.  It's pretty obvious, just like the author's bias.And take a look at the comments to see just how well educated and tolerant the NYT readership is when it comes to firearms (or economics, or culture) etc.

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Sigivald said...

Well, over at Marko's just now, I saw people complaining about the biometric PPK.

Not as a sneaky attack on firearms rights (though I frankly would be shocked if someone didn't freak out about that), though.

As implausible in the movie's own terms.

Who gives a top-secret agent a gun

A) uniquely linked to him in a provable way?

B) usable only without gloves?


C) inherently unreliable compared to a stock one?

What, is he worried about the armed thugs/professional assassins he fights stealing his PPK and shooting him with it?

Really? James Bond?

Cargosquid said...

I miss Sean Connery. He would have taken one look at that toy and smacked the crap out of that supercilious Q.

Gunnutmegger said...

Technically, I had posted about the James Bond Smartgun on March 3.