Presidential Sophistry

Nicholas Johnson writes that the agenda is to take all the guns, regardless of their lies (and many of them remain quite up front about it). And it’s aided by the sophistry and ignorance of the media:

I disagree with his premise, though, that the president is smart. On some things (e.g., economics and business), he seems unremittingly stupid.

And there’s this:

If you listen just to media reports, you would think that guns used in crimes come mainly from straw sales or the “gun show loophole”. But these sources account for only a small fraction of the illegal gun supply. Most crime guns come from a black market that is supplied by theft. On average about 500,000 guns are stolen each year. So publication of gun owners’ addresses is a wonderful public service …. to gun thieves.

As demonstrated by this:

Thieves ransacked a house that features on the gun map published by the Journal News, just days after another home on the list was also targeted.

Burglars broke into the house in New City, New York, on Wednesday and pried open two safes, before leaving with another one.

The criminals escaped with two handguns, two pistol permits, cash, savings bonds and jewelry. The firearms were in the stolen safe.

I hope they sue the paper, and take them to the cleaners.