Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Lies, and the lying bastards who tell them

It really chaps my rump the extent the anti-freedom forces go to in their attempts to take away our rights. Today's liar is one Calvin Godfry, who blogs for the Miami New Times (sorry, no links to the loony leftists' home page; I feel dirty enough linking to the blog entry), along with the first commenter to his post, Florida is Bottom of the Barrel on Gun Control, where he bemoans the fact that Florida only got 8 points in the Brady Bunch's latest BS-a-thon.

Personally, I think that's a pretty good score, Florida. Shoot for a perfect 0 next year, will ya?

However, bad as Calvin is, commenter MichelleH is worse. She whines"I just hope this article doesn't encourage people to buy more guns, just what Florida needs. Ugly? I'll say, given the number of domestic shootings and murders increasing nationwide, especially here in Florida." She continues in a similar vein, piling lies atop innuendos and covering the whole thing in poorly done sarcasm.

Fortunately, our fellow gunnies in Florida showed up and piled on, variously noting
  • "Too bad the facts don't fit the extremist rhetoric of this post."
  • "...why is it that there's not a single scientifically valid and reliable study that proves even a medium correlation, not even link just correlation, between increased gun restriction laws and lower crime rates?"
  • "Nothing like a bit of rational thinking and reasoned discourse on a Monday."
  • "The author of this tripe is a moron and knows nothing about the issue at hand."
and my personal favorite
  • "You Floridians are going to have to work harder. Here in ol' Kaintuck we got a '2.' Of course we're shooting for a zero, or preferably negative integers."
You tell 'em, boys!

Now, just for fun, I' like to leave you with a single statistic on that 8 point Brady state, Florida. This comes from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's "Florida's Crime Rate at a Glance" page:
  • 1997 Violent Crime Rate: 1025 per 100,000
  • 2006 Violent Crime Rate: 706 per 100,000
Yeah, all those e-e-e-e-vil guns are really causing that violent crime thing to go way up, huh?

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