Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Nuts Provide Handy Guide of Discredited Talking Points to Help Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 at 7:45 am
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Why can’t these angry liberals just let America enjoy the holiday without injecting politics into everything?

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety group is providing its members a gun control flashcard of sorts, packed with figures and facts, to use around the dinner table this holiday.

The collection of data, presented in a bullet-point format, is designed to provide advocates quick information to draw from in conversation with seldom seen friends and relatives over the upcoming Thanksgiving feast. Termed “Talking Turkey About Guns, 2014” the resource presents itself as a myth buster of sorts, for instance, taking on claims from the National Rifle Association that more guns in more places make us all safer.

“Even though good manners says we’re not supposed to talk religion or politics, we all know that sometimes the conversation at the Thanksgiving table gets taken over by a family member or friend with strong opinions and shaky facts,” Erika Soto Lamb, communications director for Everytown told Guns.com Monday.

It’s not good manners, but we all know blah blah blah. They’re just not happy unless everyone is as miserable as they are.

The figures at the heart of the current infographic, however, have been discredited by Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., an economist specializing on guns and crime. Lott, through his Crime Prevention Research Center, has long taken on the Bloomberg group’s statistics calling them “typical misinformation.”

Lott told Guns.com that the latest Everytown effort has some, “Horrible errors in these claims,” pointing out, for instance, that the classification of “intimate partners” included in the figures about violence towards women also encompasses prostitutes and their customers.

“If you want to ask about the real risk factor women should be careful of men with violent criminal records, not ownership of guns,” Lott said.

Crazy talk!

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11 Responses to “Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Nuts Provide Handy Guide of Discredited Talking Points to Help Ruin Your Thanksgiving”

  1. bour3 on 26/26/14 at 9:31 am

    My favorite part was:

    …is designed to provide advocates quick information to draw [a fast “oh STFU,” Stupid]

  2. PhilJ on 26/26/14 at 9:37 am

    Politics is everything to Liberals. Their political world is filled with Skittle-shiating unicorns and candy-coated rainbows. Reality is too difficult for them to deal with.

  3. acethepug on 26/26/14 at 10:10 am

    They are right about “that sometimes the conversation at the Thanksgiving table gets taken over by a family member or friend with strong opinions and shaky facts.”

    We call those people Leftists, or Liberals, or Proglodytes. Case in point in the article.

    Reality and Leftist dogma never, ever intersect.

  4. Corona on 26/26/14 at 10:38 am

    The intersection of conservative & prog politics at Thanksgiving is like a fractal. Basically it’s one formulas’ interaction with an unreal formula. But it’s not pretty.

  5. DavidK on 26/26/14 at 10:57 am

    When I lived in Texas, I was advised that, by common agreement, three things are NEVER to be discussed at social events in Texas: Religion, Politics and Barbecue. This social contract kept the shootings to a minimum.

  6. TW on 26/26/14 at 11:15 am

    It worked so well with Obamacare. The evidence is in according to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

  7. KGB on 26/26/14 at 11:45 am

    “we all know that sometimes the conversation at the Thanksgiving table gets taken over by a family member or friend with strong opinions and shaky facts,”

    So here, let us show you how to get the ball rolling!

  8. Donna V. on 26/26/14 at 2:19 pm

    Last year, Bloomberg touted paper placemats with gun control “facts” which could be printed and used at Thanksgiving dinner. A commenter at Ace of Spades had the perfect response. He and his family printed off a bunch and used them as target practice next time they went to the range.