The first thing that I noticed was how cool the revolver looked. I’m not a type of guy who “blings” out his handguns, but a piece painted to look like the American flag would look nice in a shadowbox over my pulpit. Then I made the mistake of reading the words. The poster was part of a HANDGUN CONTROL INC. propaganda drive from 1981. It read, “Last year, handguns killed 48 people in Japan; 8 in Great Britain; 34 in Switzerland; 52 in Canada; 58 in Israel; 21 in Sweden; 42 in West Germany; 10,728 in the United States. God Bless America.”
In her rush to show her compassion and enlightenment, the NPR ditz that posted it didn’t bother to check the figures or the date and didn’t mind looking like a crass grouse for posting it on her “pro 2nd amendment” friend’s Facebook wall. Before the children of Sandy Hook were even laid to rest, this liberal along with dozens of democrats and reporters were pining for gun bans. How many mini-“Wellstone memorials” have you had to endure since the Newtown shooting spree? It appears that liberal hearts no longer bleed; they spew.
For the sake of argument, let’s not get bogged down with the figures because they probably haven’t changed much. Let’s not even sweat the fact that the mouth-breather who penned the ad can’t tell the difference between a hunk of metal incapable of carrying out a homicide and the criminals (not mentioned) that can. Let’s simply think about those numbers for a second.
The full version of this column is now only available in Doug Giles’ book, “Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count, The Police Are Minutes Away”.