Priorities and Pretexts

The left is pushing hard to close any freedom loopholes they can find.  The target this time is assault weapons.  Assault weapons are a menace and must be banned, they say.

Pretext - “a reason given in justification of a course of action that is not the real reason.”

From the FBI’s 2011 crime data:

  • Rifles (all varieties) were used to kill 323 people.
  • Blunt objects (hammers and clubs) were used to kill 496 people.
  • Hands, fists and feet were used to kill 726 people.
  • Knives or other cutting instruments were used to kill 1,694 people.


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