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Whoa: Columbine Survivor Pens Powerful Letter to Obama on Gun Rights

Specious Rule Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 1:47 PM
Thanks for the stats Marine. People who buy into this myth must fail to realize that the Chinese and Russians can manufacture cheaply stamped out weapons by the boatload from designs that have been around for more than a half century. Many of the most recognizably American firearms, like the 1911 45, have been replicated by many non-American companies. Taurus has 10 different 1911 models for example. I'd be interested to know what percentage of the 3490 guns from the US came from fast and furious and the program from which F and F evolved.

The Left routinely ascribes absolute moral authority to grieving victims in furtherance of their political agenda.  Their agitprop is often manipulative and exploitive, but it works.  Appeals to facts and reason aren't enough anymore; persuading the public increasingly requires emotional appeals.  Even if they find it inherently unpalatable, conservatives must promote people whose personal stories offer counter-narratives to liberals' tragic parade of victimhood.  Katie