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Old April 16th, 2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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New Yorker Article

An article from New Yorker magazine:


Summary: People kill other people with guns. Guns are bad.

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Old April 16th, 2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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Lol, the New Yorker, lol.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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From the article: "The United States is the country with the highest rate of civilian gun ownership in the world. (The second highest is Yemen, where the rate is nevertheless only half that of the U.S.)"

Remove the statistics for inner city black and Hispanic youths murdering each other over drug turf, and the rate plummets. We don't have too many guns, we have too many criminals who aren't behind bars.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 10:13 AM   #4
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The article failed to say that the student, T. J. Lane, was not the owner of the gun he used nor did he purchase it legally.

I think the article's main purpose was to link legal gun ownership to the cause of the school shootings and acts of violence.

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Old April 16th, 2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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That was a 'tough' read ...

Her writing style leaves much to be desired but, could have been left to her concluding paragraph ...

In an average year, roughly a hundred thousand Americans are killed or wounded with guns. On April 6th, the police found One Goh’s .45. Five days later, George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder. In May, T. J. Lane will appear at a hearing. Trials are to come. In each, introduced as evidence, will be an unloaded gun.
Contrary to her wildly exaggerated and unsubstantiated statistical summary, I receive daily mailings (and sometimes two-a-day) from "Guns Save Lives" with current incidents nationwide where crimes were prevented and lives were saved by ordinary people who have firearms. Needless to say, real life examples that are more often than not overlooked by the MSM in favor of sensationalism, bias, and agenda, are more meaningful and statistically relevant than her figures snatched out of thin air.

She did have nice summaries of 2A, gun ownership, and events that have triggered the 'anti-gun movement' though. But, what would you expect from a Ha'ved Historian. She also wrote an equally slanted book about the Tea Party movement called "The Whites Of Their Eyes", and the fact that it's "The New Yorker" magazine, there's little hope for 'fair and balanced' no matter how many historical events she can chronicle .

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Old April 16th, 2012, 10:10 PM   #6
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She should have written about open carry fashions for women.

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Old April 16th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #7
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That article is probably one of the worst put together essays I have ever seen. It has enough info that it may make an on the fence gun person agree because her actual point gets lost. If you can't win them over with facts baffle them with bullshit????
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