Science and the Second Amendment
Numberless scientific studies conducted over a period of decades have addressed the evidence relating to gun ownership and its effects.
The studies have included units of analysis ranging from individuals through nations and beyond. Different sampling strategies and multiple statistical methodologies -- often highly sophisticated -- have been deployed.
One fair summary of the results is: the United Nations' dream of eliminating the individual's right to bear arms would serve to protect neither life, nor liberty, nor property (not that the UN really cares).
The vast majority of the MSM who comment on the issue are not merely ignorant; they are also useless and surly idiots.
The Piers Morgans of the world, for example, know celebrities, not research methodology and rigorous statistical analysis.
The billionaire dwarf Bloomberg wants three or more terms for himself and two for everyone else; that pretty much shows where he's at, even disregarding his soda pop laws.
Of course, the right to bear arms is a constitutional right, and therefore in an ultimate sense it does not matter at all what the empirical evidence says.
Nevertheless, if the bigmouth wannabe tyrants had any integrity whatsoever, they would consult Professor Gary Kleck on the right to bear arms. Gary is one of the world's foremost scholars on firearms research. He is also a member of the ACLU, and yet I have no doubt that he would agree with the "fair summary" given above.
Gary was a professor of mine when I was a Ph.D. student at the Florida State School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and we had many exchanges over the years I was there.
His orientation seems to be too technocratic to persuade him to a conservative point of view more generally.
Nevertheless, he was an excellent, non-partisan professor, and although he is an ACLU member he answers questions in accordance with what the evidence says in his area of expertise, so the fact that know-nothing MSM loudmouths have decided to ignore him on gun control at this particular point in time is yet another very damning indictment of moronic MSM swine.
Most members of the idiot MSM live in the 24 hour media cycle malicious hope that the next Joker to flop on the pile can in some way be tied to the Tea Party.
They've always been wrong, yet they once again maliciously and hopefully tried the tactic with Loughner, and did so even more egregiously with Holmes.
Look at prisons. Which is it: a higher percentage of Tea Party sympathizers or a higher percentage of Democratic Party sympathizers ends up in prison for crimes like robbery or murder? Does Mr. Rahm Emanuel's recent enlistment of anti-Semite and racist extraordinaire Mr. Louis Farrakhan in Chicago's crime fighting effort suggest the answer?
And yet the Joker-in-Chief and his "scientific" "global warming" imbeciles talk about "science" and "evolution", and then again about us "bitter clingers" to guns and religion.
Oh yeah? When was the last time you heard the innumerate Joker-in-Chief or his arrogant agency heads talk about the science of firearms research?
Do they think they can manage away much of "wrong" science with government-funded pseudo-science, and stamp underfoot the rest with political correctness?
Of course, Emperor Barack Hussein Obama II is not another Joker; that's why he monitors everything we do, that's why he's blanketing American skies with drones, and that's why he has, has acted upon, and is prepared to act upon again, an illegal kill list that includes citizens in American theatres.
Surely he does it all in the name of "science", and so of course backwoods Tea Party creationists are never going to understand it.
They fantasize about Tea Party aggression, and meanwhile, what do these "civil", "peaceful" people do even though patriots are armed? They use procedurally corrupt ways to pass a federal takeover -- that the majority did not and does not wan -- of 1/6th of the economy.
They annihilate the separation of powers by, among other things, failing to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act.
They steal from GM bondholders and deny Catholics the right to conform conduct to conscience.
Their aggression is endless and contains many, many unconstitutional, wrenching and unprecedented elements and is therefore also violent. Let us nonetheless add, in the spirit of an irony they are unlikely to grasp, that their violent anti-Americanism has a global reach, and therefore was able to obliterate the dreams of an Olympian who dared to make a joke about facts that can be scientifically established (here, ironically, is Detroit on the issue).
What else other than human sacrifice does Greece have left to bargain with as it beggars the healthy members of the Eurozone, the ECB, the IMF, the World Bank, Federal Reserve, and therefore the United States?
Human sacrifice is Greece's last coin; is it destined to be America's?
What are we supposed to think transnational progressive fascists will do with guns once they've got them all?
Will we beg for free speech?
Dr. Jason Kissner is associate professor of criminology at California State University, Fresno. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.