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Gun Rights Versus Anecdotes

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  1. darrenlobo

    darrenlobo New Member

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    Gun Rights Versus Anecdotes

    Which side wins depends on whether one can reason or simply react emotionally.

    For a while back in the Winter, a retired philosophy professor (who wants to remain anonymous) and I exchanged a few emails and, from him, snail mail, discussing gun rights. After not hearing from him for several months he very unexpectedly mailed me a large envelope containing forty-nine newspaper clippings with many reports of shootings and a few anti-gun rights op-eds (and, strangely, a pro-gun op-ed by John Lott). He also included a fund raising letter from the Brady Campaign, another one from the Children's Defense Fund Action Counsel, a magazine ad from the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, and a hand written note. Especially surprising for their absence were any articles from scholarly source. Are there no scholarly articles in favor of gun control? He sent almost all anecdotes from mass media sources leaning heavily towards the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer. One would expect better from university professor.

    Read the rest at The International Libertarian: Gun Rights Versus Anecdotes
     


  2. jrbfishn

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    None that I know of. Even by private entities.

    If there are, they don't want them known.
    They probably would not help the case for gun control. Even the antedotal stuff can be refuted or have no base in established fact that I know of.


    from an idgit coffeeholic
     
  3. Saltyag2010

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    Cool article. Thanks for sharing
     
  4. itchin

    itchin TGT Addict BANNED!!!

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    Good article. Those Charles daley 870 knock offs are cool. I gave one to my mother in law. She loves it.
     
  5. darrenlobo

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    jrbfishn,I was stationed at Ft Hood long ago. Where south of Kileen are you? If you'd rather not say exactly where you are that's fine too.
     
  6. darrenlobo

    darrenlobo New Member

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    Yes, it's a nice gun, cheap too.
     
  7. jrbfishn

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    About 8 miles out by the river. Closer to the lake though.
    Come on up and shoot sometime.
    More precise, north or the river about a mile from gravel crossing.
    Sent by a idjit coffeeholic
     
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  8. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

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    Sounds more like he's a professor of sophistry, not philosophy.
     
  9. BRD@66

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    Wait! A philosophy prof is an anti-gunner? Whoa! I'm glad I was sitting down.
     
  10. Ole Cowboy

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    No shortage of scholarly articles on guns. One of the best is the one Harvard did a few years back. So why don't you hear more, the media does not support guns in any way so it never comes out, Then of course John Lott has done a lot of research on this and his stuff is out there.
     


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