Does anyone have anything new?

Robyn Ringler has another anti-gun editorial up, this one about (surprise) .50BMG rifles. Then there is the anti-gun show “study” by Prof. Wintermute from UC Davis. Some guy in Kansas is championing Bloomberg as a voice of sanity on the gun control issue.

To crib a bit from The Good Book, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” I swear, I’ve read all of these anti-gun editorials before. I mean, they all consist of the same old tired lines, “it’s for the children”, or “terrorists will use .50 cal rifles”, or “gun shows give guns to criminals”. Honestly, can’t you people think of anything new?

Now, I don’t want you to get the impression that don’t think we should be actively refuting this sort of thing; we most definitely should. Most people don’t realize that you can’t really shoot down a jet liner with a .50 BMG rifle; it falls to us to make sure that the actual facts get out there.

But to the anti-gunners out there – I know this is asking a lot, but do you think that you could come up with some new material? I mean, these are the same arguments that I used against people when I was 19. I know you people are creative, I mean just look at some of the fiction you’ve rounded up to use against law-abiding gun owners. But this whole “repeating the same arguments” stuff has got to stop. You’re like that 8 year old on the playground, who when confronted with facts just jams his fingers in his eyes and yells louder so he can’t hear you.

If it weren’t for the fact that some people actually believe this crap, it’d just be sad.