Mother Jones Fumbles Gun Logic. Again.

March 25, 2013

I support gun rights as a libertarian, but I’m usually not the first to waive around the Second Amendment and caterwaul about the second coming of the American Revolution. Still, I know a lousy argument when I see one, and Mother Jones magazine has a knack for dumping them down my facebook news feed. Here is the latest in its series of unconvincing anti-gun dispatches:

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Links for Monday, August 15th, 2011: Riots, Spending, Banning Ourselves to Prosperity, others….

August 14, 2011
  1. Synopsis: According to Darcus Howe, London youth are rioting because of police brutality and harassment in the form of racially motivated stops and searches. Howe calls it “an insurrection of the masses of the people.”

  2. Stirring images of wanton destruction in London. The youth there are also fed up with the brutality and suspicionless searches apparently perpetrated by historic London furniture stores and jewelry stores (note sarcasm).

  3. The situation in London.

    An “insurrection of the masses of the people” would have directed its retaliation against aggressive government forces, not uninvolved third parties.

  4. Written by an assistant professor of economics and finance, this paper lauds self-service bans at gas stations in New Jersey and Oregon, citing numerous benefits such as improved safety, reductions in certain business costs, environmental benefits, public support, and job creation.

    Needless to say, I disagree. My comments are too lengthy to post in this roundup, but look forward to a short feature in the near future.  Read the rest of this entry »