Originally Posted by ditchparrot19
Oh, geez! Another round of drivel.
The NY Times being regarded as the "best newspaper in the world" has nothing to do with any of this. If a dwarf is acknowledged as the "tallest midget in the world," does that make him a tall person? Yeah, that's an extreme example, but it illustrates the same line of thinking.
I'm not saying the article was not based on facts. I'm saying that particular facts were carefully selected so that the article painted a picture that fits with the paper's philosophy that guns in the possession of average citizens are a very bad thing. A whole bunch of facts that say otherwise were conveniently left out.
This is common practice throughout all media. I know this all too well – I've spent my entire adult life in that sector. The conservative side does it, too.
I like facts a lot -- but I want all of them, not just the ones that promote particular agendas.
I think you are out of touch with the article. Your emotions and the patent dismissing of other's arguments lends credence to the fact that your opinion is the only one that counts -- that is drivel. Your emotions and extreme examples show you are .... extreme.
Basically, the article discusses the trend in gun laws, that most CC are law abiding citizens, that the evidence is not in as to whether people having CC reduces crime, that certain people fall through the cracks, etc. Nothing new really except to say there is insufficient evidence as to what works or does not work.
Back to golf and guns ... I think the key is not allowing yourself to get emotional, to think logically, and maintain your composure when all about you are losing their own...