Common sense from Thomas Sowell

Common sense from Thomas Sowell

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    Common sense from Thomas Sowell

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    Everything he stated has been stated here in this forum, that you cannot have a rational discussion/arguement using facts with people that make decisions based on their emotions.
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    Thomas Sowell is one of my favorite columnists.
    "...people who carry a gun understand that they are arming themselves against a very unlikely event... People who arm themselves are not confused about the odds. They are concerned about the stakes. -Kathy Jackson
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsHB View Post
    Thomas Sowell is one of my favorite columnists.
    Mine too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsHB View Post
    Thomas Sowell is one of my favorite columnists.
    Also one of mine. His columns are always well written and factual, unlike the emotional drivel spewed by the libtards!
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    Truth. Unread. Unheard.

    Only the choir hears this sermon.

    Shame, that.
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    The dirty little secret is that gun control laws do not actually control guns. They disarm law-abiding citizens, making them more vulnerable to criminals, who remain armed in disregard of such laws.
    Thomas Sowell is a genius and is the voice of reason in this assault on our RKBA.

    There is no debate.

    The commies know this - but they are forging ahead anyway. They are like rabid dogs in their attacks and won't give up until they disarm American citizens.

    We cannot give in - not even an inch.
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    Another perspective finds a negative correlation between gun restrictions and gun deaths: states with more gun laws have fewer gun deaths. One researcher admitted that "it does not prove that more gun laws are the reason for fewer gun deaths." But, he said, there is certainly some explanation for the statistical relationship.
    Dr. Sowell is looking at gun murders which are about an eighth of gun deaths, and I'm sure that justified self defense makes up some of the other seven eighths.
    Deaths or murders, whatever the politicians are thinking in crafting these gun controls, they forget the constitution. If you ask me, their vagueness on the effectiveness or even the problem that they try to address with their legislation is intentional. Even without the Bill of Rights, their efforts are unconstitutional and not empowered by the document. The Bill of Rights is just a big, bold, red-letter sign: "Shall not be infringed". Confusing citizens with a fact-free, emotional crusade is their only hope of passing gun control. Insisting on facts and constitutionally effective legislation - or none at all - is our only hope of retaining our liberties.
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    when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
    -Blackstone’s Commentaries 145–146, n. 42 (1803) in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)

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    I have been a big fan of Dr. Sowell for a long time. I do find it interesting that most of the great economists are/have been strong voices for liberty - Hayek, Friedman, Sowell, Williams, etc, etc, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txron View Post
    Everything he stated has been stated here in this forum, that you cannot have a rational discussion/arguement using facts with people that make decisions based on their emotions.
    Correct you cannot reason people out of beliefs they have not reasoned themselves into.
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