Chief Tango sent us a link to mega-moron Eugene Robinson’s latest hand wringing column in the Washington Post pleading for a ban on weapons. Like most liberals, he strains at the confines of facts;
Hence the unbelievable response by NRA chief Wayne LaPierre to the Newtown killings. The solution isn’t to take assault weapons out of the hands of madmen, LaPierre argued, it’s to put armed guards in the schools so there can be a great big gunfight when the homicidal madmen show up. Never mind that armed officers at Columbine tried, and failed, to stop that massacre. Just be paranoid. Fight guns with more guns.
This must be the year when America says: No more.
The solution certainly is to take assault weapons out of the hands of madmen. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) pledges to introduce legislation banning assault weapons and large-capacity magazines as soon as the new Congress convenes. This should be just the beginning.
In other words, everyone who owns a weapon is a madman, according to Robinson. He holds up Britain as the shining example for America, irrespective of our antecedents’ successful attempt to flea that country, Robinson thinks we should mimic them with our own gun laws now.
Well, Brady sends us this video from a guy who appears fairly bright and he breaks down the real numbers and arrive at the real problems in the two countries, in the US and the UK;
So if Robinson wants to cling to his “58 gun deaths in the UK” line, then I guess we can cling to the violent crime rate in the UK that is 3.5 times that of the US.