Monday, April 30, 2012

HuffPo "Controlling" the Gun Debate

It's not fair to call gun control "gun control"...

Gun "Control" is an anachronism. Look at the exact wording of the Pew question: "What do you think is more important -- to protect the right of Americans to own guns, or to control gun ownership?" This question uses the language of the gun lobby (rights), not the language of those working for stronger gun laws (safety). And it pits a right versus simply "control" for its own sake

(Disclosure: my firm, Momentum Analysis, has done numerous projects for the bipartisan group Mayors Against Illegal Guns.)

Oh have you now.
I wager if you go back in time to when gun control was more popular, you will find poll questions such as "Do you support gun control laws or the ownership of evil killer assault weapons that kill puppies?"

What is funny is that the gun banners lose even in the comments at Huff Po.

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