Thursday, December 19, 2013

Dave Workman:Troubling, deceptive dialogue on ‘gun violence’

Dave notes that assisted suicide is legal in the state of Washington.  Apparantly it is acceptable to commit suicide, as long as you let the State decide if it is appropriate or not.

Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large is out today with an assessment of last Thursday’s Town Hall Seattle gathering in which “a judge and several doctors/researchers affiliated with Seattle Children’s, the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center talked about protecting children from gun violence of all kinds,” but noticeably absent were any firearms experts.

Such discussion panel omissions are troubling to Second Amendment activists who might be willing to chat about violent crime, firearm safety and education, but have justifiable concerns that they will filibustered and/or demonized. The Town Hall Seattle event occurred almost simultaneously with a vigil for victims of "gun violence" at Washington National Cathedral on December 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Large, quoting pediatrician Dr. Fred Rivara, reported that since the Sandy Hook attack, “30,000 people have died of gun violence in the United States, 2,700 of them children.”

This quickly brought criticism from gun rights activists, who are responding to that assertion, that more of those deaths are suicides than homicides – as one might be led to believe when presented with a lump sum figure – and also that many of these “children” may be young gang thugs engaged in activities that carry a high risk of getting shot.

More here at Seattle Gun Rights Examiner

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