An absolutely outstanding op-ed in the typically virulently anti-gun Richmond Times-Dispatch demolishes the recent VPC propaganda tactic of using isolated incidents to vilify all Concealed Carry Permit holders:
More than 900 black males between the ages of 14 and 17 killed somebody in 2007. Should we be scared of young black guys?
Of course not. There are roughly 3 million black males in that age group in the United States. It would be horribly unfair to toss around the first statistic without mentioning the second; doing so would be misleading, if not malicious.
Now consider this statistic: Concealed handgun permit holders have killed 107 people since 2007. That news, from the Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C., sounds pretty bad — until you put it in context. How many Americans have been issued a permit to carry a concealed weapon?
Absolutely read the whole thing.
He’s not really saying anything that gun bloggers haven’t been hammering on for months, but to see the case so unambiguously laid out in an outlet like the RT-D is a breath of fresh air if not downright groundbreaking.
If this becomes a trend, Sugarmann, Hennigan, Helmke et al. may need to increase the dosage on their depression meds.