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'Fisking' Dianne Feinstein's Gun Control Op-Ed
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'Fisking' Dianne Feinstein's
Gun Control Op-Ed

By Tom Knighton. March 18th, 2018

When I saw Dianne Feinstein had penned an op-ed for USA Today on gun control, I just had to give it a read. After all, it might give me a good bit to write about here at Bearing Arms. I was not wrong.

However, there was so much wrong with it that I couldn't do a normal post. No, it was jacked up beyond all measure, and that requires a special tool, a tool called "The Fisk."

If you're unfamiliar with a fisk, it's a point by point rebuttal of her claims, often with a fair bit of snark thrown in. Her words will be block-quoted, while mine won't be.

We've heard passionate pleas in recent weeks from students who survived a massacre and lost their friends and teachers. Through their pain, with Wednesday's National School Walkout and in many other ways, this generation of students growing up with active-shooter drills is demanding that lawmakers take action to reform gun laws.

Unfortunately, there's a lot of misleading information about reasonable measures to ensure gun safety, and it distracts from the fundamental issue at hand: the safety of our children, communities, schools and businesses.

Wow, off to a good start. I agree. There is a lot of misleading information out there that distracts from the issue. Maybe this won't be so bad, right?


One frequent refrain: "Criminals don't follow the law." This is absurd on its face. By this logic, we shouldn't criminalize murder, rape or kidnapping. Laws exist to deter crime, and when a crime is committed, laws are there to ensure punishment is meted out.

Oh, we're going there instead.

Okay, let's. Criminals don't follow the law, but you know who does? Law-abiding citizens. .......

The full article contains a significant series of rebuttals and pulls Feinstein's op-ed apart. The majority of points covered are pretty predictable and the way that anti rights people usually try to present their "argument". The "gun control" approach is the usual emotionally driven methodology that seeks to achieve control without accepting the rights of the lawful majority - painting with a broad brush in order to advance further towards an end goal of confiscation and total disarmament.

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