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Fri Oct 20, 2017, 09:51 PM

3. Vox is

full of shit and Josh Marshall is an ideologue who uses the standard logical fallacies used by gun control activists. He doesn't rip shit. He has no data, no facts, no evidence. All he does is hand wave, argument by assertion, and ad hoc logical fallacies.

Public policy should always be based on facts, evidence, and data. Ideology and dogma have no place in public policy. It doesn't matter if it comes from the left or right.

Marshall assumes that just because UK and Australia doesn't have mass shootings that also means they don't have mass murders. The most "popular" means of mass murder in Australia happens to be arson. Either Marshall, or other gun control activists, seem to think that either mass murder by firearms is the only means or they frankly don't care about murder by other means. Frankly, I tend to think it is the latter.

Also, his statistics on gun ownership is inaccurate. His percentage of gun ownership is closer to New Zealand and France, but not the US or Canada.

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