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Response to DonP (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 09:07 PM

17. LOL! You guys sure know how to pick 'em...

As if Tom Delay's press secretary wasn't enough of a nutcase for y'all, as if FOX news and WorldNetDaily weren't loony enough, now you pick to global warming denier Larry Bell to "debunk" the "myths" of the gun control lobby.

I've made the point many times on this board that pro-gunners and global warming deniers are very similar in their fundamentally anti-intellectual outlook -- they seem to exhibit a certain resentful pride in ignoring scientific evidence, as if the very act of denialism is a way of sticking it to those elite ivory tower liberals and their "science".

And I've actually been criticized for this on this board, as if it were somehow unfair to compare the anti-intellectualism of the pro-gun movement to the anti-intellectualism of the global warming skeptics. And yet, as illustrated here, not only are pro-gunners just as oblivious to empirical evidence as global warming deniers, for the most part, they are the exactly the same people.

Oh, and since you mention, the fact that there are more guns in the hands of less gun owners is not an "unsourced allegation". It's just that right-wing pro-gun morons like Larry Bell don't know what the General Social Survey is -- that would be the survey which social scientists consider the most reliable source of data for social trends. And GSS has shown a substantial drop in gun ownership rates since the early 90s.

But that's more of that "sciency" stuff which I know y'all hate. Probably better to just stick with the denialism...

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LineReply LOL! You guys sure know how to pick 'em...
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