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ipser
01-22-2011, 11:04 AM
Here is yet another pro-gun-control editorial. Yawn.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/22/opinion/22blow.html

But what caught my eye was this sentence: "That said, Obama the gun-control supporter surely knows how anomalous we are among comparable nations."

Think about that for a moment. It's illogical and unscientific on it's face.

But we know they mean, of course: America should be more like Europe where guns are banned (and taxes are high and health care is free, etc.), which in and of itself is a disqualifying argument, in my opinion, but it never ceases to fascinate me how ingrained it is in certain quarters that Europe is the ideal toward which America should be striving.

Personally, I value America's many anomolies and wish for more.

CalBear
01-22-2011, 1:56 PM
I've submitted a letter to the editor in regards to this opinion article. I will let you guys know if it is published. I won't post it here until I know the outcome.