Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I could have told them this:
The study, which just appeared in Volume 30, Number 2 of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy (pp. 649-694), set out to answer the question in its title: "Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide? A Review of International and Some Domestic Evidence." Contrary to conventional wisdom, and the sniffs of our more sophisticated and generally anti-gun [...]
It may be tremendously callous of me to say this, but I honestly do not have a very large problem with people committing suicide. Oh, I know, it is a horrible thing for their families and friends to go through, and I would not wish that situation upon anyone (especially the inevitable, but still erroneous, self-guilt-tripping of "was I the person who pushed him/her over the edge?"), but the honest truth is that your life [...]
I am sure regular readers of this site are not overly surprised by that revelation, but it bears repeating as often as is necessary.
As was pointed out to me by a “gun control” extremist who eventually blocked me when I pointed out the lie in question (What is it with those people being incapable of defending their positions or admitting they are wrong?), in 1999, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Ownership [...]
It is always good to welcome yet another pro-rights weblogger into the fold, but it is even more satisfying when that individual rightfully rips the Brady Campaign a new one over their idiotic abuse of statistics in the process:
While anybody with more sense than a houseplant knows that suicide is a mental health problem, not a gun problem, and that it’s no secret nations with some of the strictest civilian gun control on [...]
Everyone knows I am a huge fan of using graphics to illustrate hard-to-describe concepts, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that I love the hell out of Howard Nemerov’s post comparing firearm ownership against a variety of other metrics in countries throughout the world. Of course, one of the best parts about this post is the source for all of his data – the United Nations, a notoriously anti-self-defense, anti-firearms organization that [...]