Friday, March 13, 2015

The Truth About Gun Control, Racism and Genocide

This one is a keeper. [More]

It's also a sharer.

[Via Harvey]

4 comments:

  1. That is has a German soldier on the cover and not a photo of a Red Army soldier tells me all I need to know about this publication.

    The ACLU is run by the same tribe that ran the Bolsheviks, who murdered over 70 million Christians in Russia and elsewhere.

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  2. Too bad you dismiss even looking at the evidence on the erroneous assumption that the ACLU is behind this.

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  3. I'm as anti-guncontrol as anyone, and I want to like that piece, but the citations are troubling. Specifically the citations relating to post-Heller crime rates in DC and Chicago (#74 & 75). They refer to blog entries where they should be citing some type of official crime statistics.

    At least the link to the blog article about the Chicago crime rates gives a link to the data on the Chicago PD site, but the other doesn't even mention where the data came from.

    As I said, I desperately want to like that article, but if the citations are that sloppy, how can the rest of the information be trusted?

    I have long mentioned all of those genocides when trying to convert those who are on the fence about gun control, but I would be very reluctant to mention this piece out of fear that those I am trying to win to our side might also notice how insubstantial the citations are. Those need to be primary source citations, not links to a blog.

    Please don't be offended by comments about blogs. A blog certainly can be a primary source. I think in a paper about the history of Fast & Furious your words in the early days would certainly qualify. However, in the case of statistics not actually gathered by the blog author it does not count as a primary source.

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  4. Eh. I'm not seeing this making any pretenses to being a scholarly research paper so much as just a general audience position piece with corroborating end notes. I think John Lott's blog is good enough for those purposes.

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Keep it on topic.