Monday, April 08, 2013

They lie because they can

The gun control lies are coming so, um, Fast and Furious -- so to speak -- that it's rather difficult to keep up with all of them.

The most abused falsehood is the blurring of the distinction between semi-automatic weapons and fully automatic ones.  Gabby GiffordsObama referring to NewtownBloomberg, as a general statement.

All three false, but frequently repeated and widely believed propositions.

I can sort of forgive Gabby Giffords, as she has been made into an unfortunate puppet of her husband/handler. But I can't forgive her husband, who clearly knows better, nor the President, who actually "corrected" himself, nor Mike Bloomberg, who has made it his raison d'ĂȘtre to make as many legal guns illegal has he can afford to.

Yes, there are certainly circumstances of painfully obvious ignorance, but on the whole we are seeing a deliberate obfuscation of numerous gun control issues. And they will continue to lie, and they will do so because for the most part they can get away with it.  The media has already largely acquiesced to the change in language from "gun control legislation" to "gun violence legislation".  Frickin' Pravda, man.

Guns are an extremely emotional issue, and it pays for the Left to keep it that way.  As Jonathan Swift is credited as saying, It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

The subject of "universal background checks" is probably a close second to the auto/semi-auto obfuscation.  Sure, "90%" support universal checks, but it's unlikely that most of them have any idea what that would entail, including making it a felony to go on vacation without your guns for more than seven days if your roommate is still on the premises.

And yet, Nanny Bloomberg continues to run an absurd ad by some phoney-baloney gun "owner" where he breaks every safety rule ever invented while claiming to support gun rights.

I just shake my head in despair as I consider that people take Bloomberg and the gun control crowd seriously.