The children slaughtered in Connecticut by a drugged up mental defective haven’t even been put into the ground yet and Obama is convening a gun banning convention in Washington DC today. Hysterically, the Philadelphia Chief of police is headed down to provide his brilliant insight. Meanwhile, we enter the final week of 2012 and Philly will finish the year with around 330 homicides, the highest since 2007.  Philadelphia has the toughest gun laws in the state. I’m sure if we ban guns, the lowlife scumbags in North Philly and West Philly will abide by the new rules. Maybe a few NO GUNS ALLOWED signs will work. Doctor Sowell does his usual fantastic job poking holes in the left wing liberal storyline. I’m sure he hasn’t been invited to Washington DC for his thoughts on the matter. We wouldn’t want any divergent points of view.

If you had any remaining thought that the Mainstream media in this country was impartial and just journalists reporting the facts, you are badly mistaken. This past week was probably an eye opener for anyone with critical thinking skills. The propaganda and misinformation is being screeched over the airwaves, in Op-Eds and by Cartoonists across the land. The dead children were barely cold before Bloomberg, Obama, and the left wing do-gooder control freaks on MSNBC, CNN and the rest of the liberal propaganda machines began spewing their standard storyline. This tragedy will not go to waste. Maddow, Matthews and Shultz were probably high fiving as the news reports came in. There was a tingle up their legs.

I always knew the press had a liberal bias, but this tragedy has revealed the true colors of these faux journalists. It appears that 90% of the mainstream media has a liberal agenda and is nothing but a mouthpiece for the government assuming more and more control over every aspect of our lives. When it became clear that the murderer was a drugged up psychopath, just like the previous mass murderers, the MSM dutifully trotted out the mouthpieces for the drug industry and the psychology industry to deny that his mental illness and their drugs had anything to do with it. Corporate media helping corporate advertisers helping bought off politicians.

There will be new laws. There will be new regulations. There will be new rules. There will be new paperwork and bureaucrats and police. The mindless sheep will be surveyed and they will beg for gun control. Obama will have a grand signing ceremony surrounded by the families of the dead children. Crime rates will go higher. Homicides will go higher as the criminals will know that their victims won’t be armed. The do-gooders and the MSM will call for more laws to save the sheeple.

And so it goes.


Invincible Ignorance

by Thomas Sowell

Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of “gun control” advocates?

The key fallacy of so-called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available.

If gun control zealots had any respect for facts, they would have discovered this long ago, because there have been too many factual studies over the years to leave any serious doubt about gun control laws being not merely futile but counterproductive.

Places and times with the strongest gun control laws have often been places and times with high murder rates. Washington, D.C., is a classic example, but just one among many.

When it comes to the rate of gun ownership, that is higher in rural areas than in urban areas, but the murder rate is higher in urban areas. The rate of gun ownership is higher among whites than among blacks, but the murder rate is higher among blacks. For the country as a whole, hand gun ownership doubled in the late 20th century, while the murder rate went down.


The few counter-examples offered by gun control zealots do not stand up under scrutiny. Perhaps their strongest talking point is that Britain has stronger gun control laws than the United States and lower murder rates.

But, if you look back through history, you will find that Britain has had a lower murder rate than the United States for more than two centuries – and, for most of that time, the British had no more stringent gun control laws than the United States. Indeed, neither country had stringent gun control for most of that time.


In the middle of the 20th century, you could buy a shotgun in London with no questions asked. New York, which at that time had had the stringent Sullivan Law restricting gun ownership since 1911, still had several times the gun murder rate of London, as well as several times the London murder rate with other weapons.

Neither guns nor gun control was the reason for the difference in murder rates. People were the difference.

Yet many of the most zealous advocates of gun control laws, on both sides of the Atlantic, have also been advocates of leniency toward criminals.

In Britain, such people have been so successful that legal gun ownership has been reduced almost to the vanishing point, while even most convicted felons in Britain are not put behind bars. The crime rate, including the rate of crimes committed with guns, is far higher in Britain now than it was back in the days when there were few restrictions on Britons buying firearms.

In 1954, there were only a dozen armed robberies in London but, by the 1990s – after decades of ever tightening gun ownership restrictions – there were more than a hundred times as many armed robberies.

Gun control zealots’ choice of Britain for comparison with the United States has been wholly tendentious, not only because it ignored the history of the two countries, but also because it ignored other countries with stronger gun control laws than the United States, such as Russia, Brazil and Mexico. All of these countries have higher murder rates than the United States.

You could compare other sets of countries and get similar results. Gun ownership has been three times as high in Switzerland as in Germany, but the Swiss have had lower murder rates. Other countries with high rates of gun ownership and low murder rates include Israel, New Zealand, and Finland.

Guns are not the problem. People are the problem – including people who are determined to push gun control laws, either in ignorance of the facts or in defiance of the facts.

There is innocent ignorance and there is invincible, dogmatic and self-righteous ignorance. Every tragic mass shooting seems to bring out examples of both among gun control advocates.

Some years back, there was a professor whose advocacy of gun control led him to produce a “study” that became so discredited that he resigned from his university. This column predicted at the time that this discredited study would continue to be cited by gun control advocates. But I had no idea that this would happen the very next week in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

December 18, 2012

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His Web site is To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page.



  1. The liberal do-gooders have no problem taking your guns or putting you in prison indefinitely without charges.

    WASHINGTON — Congress stripped a provision Tuesday from a defense bill that aimed to shield Americans from the possibility of being imprisoned indefinitely without trial by the military. The provision was replaced with a passage that appears to give citizens little protection from indefinite detention.

    The new provision appears to do little, because the Supreme Court has already declared that the writ of habeas corpus — requiring that someone be presented to a judge — applies to all people. The more difficult part of whether people deserve a trial remains unsettled, and the new provision does not appear to resolve it.

  2. Military tribunals will become the norm. You must prove your innocence beyond a shadow of a doubt. U.N. Declaration of Rights in action.

  3. The following says it all. Fuck these MSN liberal assclowns. The article is NOT an Onion piece!

    Communist Chinese Government Calls For Americans to be Disarmed

    The Communist Chinese government, via its state-run media front Xinhua, has called for Americans to be disarmed, arguing that the Sandy Hook school massacre demands “no delay for U.S. gun control.”

    Xinhua is virtually the press agency for the Communist Chinese government. The organization, “is subordinate to the State Council and reports to the Communist Party of China’s Propaganda and Public Information Departments.”
    In other words, Xinhua represents the pinnacle of Chinese state-run media. Whatever is printed in its editorial pages represents the opinion of the ruling Communist Party leaders.

  4. BUT BUT BUT….
    Making pot against the law has worked well right? OK then what about booze we banned that and it seemed to….. OK abortions were………… OK we really came down on pedophile priests so thats all taken care of……… ummmm…………
    OK here we go- let me try again. North Korea will not get a nuke…………

    O fuckit im getting a drink

  5. Don’t let a good crisis go to waste, the motto of the new government. And, the old government.

    O has been chomping at the bit to get this piece of work done. They would have used Gabby Giffords, but a law-abiding, armed, citizen and the parents of the 9 year old victim stopped them. They would have used the theater shootings, but the government and the potentially culpable minions in college administration kept that from happening.

    The anti-gunners have been waiting a long, long, long, time for this.

    What I love the most? The fact that most gun-owners consider Republicans as the fighting for our rights, liberty and the Constitution, yet it is freaking MCCAIN that yanked the verbiage about not shitting on due process out of the NDAA vote that happened.

    Was over on yahoo earlier and caught an article about the “boom” in housing sales today. Amazing how many are STILL seeing Red vs. Blue and either blaming one, or the other, NEVER both.

    Until we the people start blaming (and firing) them the politicians, NOTHING is ever going to “get better.”

    At least nothing as viewed in context of how great we used to be.

    *real reason for the push for more gun laws, just like drug wars, this will enable the political will to pay for more cops, more laws, more judges, more probation officers, more jails, more correction officers, more re-election donations.


    My best guess is that some sort of new law screwing us hard on the 2nd Amendment is going to be passed either over the weekend, through Christmas Eve night, or over the next weekend, up to New Years Day.

    Historically, many of our constitutional guttings happen over those two weekends. We sheep are too busy “enjoying” the “season” and our “blessings” to bother with worrying about things like freedom and liberty.

    Am I the only one that feels like most of our holidays are nothing but society faking and forcing “tradition” while the rot and decay destroys what once brought us pride and joy? I’m having a hard time making myself tell my daughter the fairytales about July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Probably just me.

  6. There is no sword registration, or blade oil tax, or Federal Universal Sharpening Stone Service Fee, or any of that shit. It’s just that LAZY fucks don’t have the stamina or coordination enough to deal with actually walking your fat ass out onto the field of battle and killing your opponent with your bare hands if necessary. Wars were much faster, much cheaper, and came around much less often when you had to have a good enough reason to risk your own fat, lethargic ass out there.

    Guns are simply the most modern (and requiring the least skill to kill with) manifestation of the main human defect – we kill our own species for personal gain. Banning guns or taxing ammunition out of circulation won’t address a core fault in the species. If anybody can figure how to fix the REAL problem here, please feel free to say so. It seems we haven’t been able to put anything substantive together yet and there are nearly 7 billion of us now. In another 50 years, I expect that number to be halved.


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