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Xela Donating Member (787 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 01:59 PM
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Mark K. Benenson, former Chairman of Amnesty International USA
I've followed him for a while.

Some of his thoughts appear on "Restricting Handguns: The LIberal Skeptics Speak Out"
http://www.amazon.com/Restricting-Handguns-Liberal-Skep...

Sample of his work:
http://www.saf.org/LawReviews/Benenson1.htm

Up until very recently, he was very active in the collectors community:
http://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ubbthreads.php

Xela
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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 11:33 PM
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1. those "thoughts" of his ...
Evidently, one of them was "After a Handgun Ban, the Death Rate Will Soar."

http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/handgun-ban/recent/...

Ah, here we are, the original item:

http://articles.latimes.com/1986-03-23/opinion/op-5916_...

There's Mark, relying on the "research" of Kates and Kleck. That's some bright and admirable guy, that Mark K. Berenson.

:eyes:

Real progressive guy ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/04/10/opinion/l-don-t-cry-f...

Things get nutty in the US, don't they? I can tell you no national Amnesty in any other country would have touched this one with the proverbial ten-footer. Amnesty International originated in Britain and its founders would find his gun crap abhorrent.

Here's Mark waxing nostaligic about the NRA and spewing the usual ugly lies about gun control advocates ... and appealing to his "fellow liberals" ...

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?dat...

"Mark K. Benenson is a New York attorney who has represented anti-gun-control organizations. He has been general secretary and chairman of the U.S. branch of Amnesty International."

But where is Mark actually BEING or even sounding like a liberal??

Interestingly, the and only thing he actually seems to be remembered for is his gunheadedness.


Why are we supposed to take the self-serving statements of all these "liberals" about their liberality with no evidence ever?

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gejohnston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 11:57 PM
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2. Interesting
you should mention Kleck and Kates. They are hardly conservatives. Kleck is hardly a pro gun person, he is simply a criminologist who started a research project. His results were the opposite of his hypothesis. He did not receive grants from the NRA or anyone else. The fact that you don't like his results is not my problem. He personally supports regulations the NRA does not. So does Kates. Kates bad mouths the NRA as much as he does the Brady Campaign. Not as extreme as you, but more than many are comfortable with around here.

Hemenway and crew on the other hand, are shills paid for by the Joyce Foundation echo chamber.
Benenson matches my experience of US anti gun militants. May be different with Canadian ones.

Who are you do judge his or my "liberalness" based one subject?
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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-12-11 01:00 AM
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3. oh, give it up
Christ, the party line is just boring.

Brawk.
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