The news reported the other day that the D.C. government will appeal the ruling in Parker v. the District of Columbia. Here is Adrian Fenty’s “logic” for the appeal:
“We have made the determination that this law can and should be defended and we are willing to take our case to the highest court in the land to protect the city’s residents,” Fenty said in a press release. “Our handgun law has saved countless lives — keeping guns out of the hands of those who would hurt others or themselves.”
I wonder if Fenty said that with a straight face. If the hand gun ban has saved “countless” lives, why does D.C. has one of the highest murder rates in the nation (and often the highest)?
If you follow Fenty’s logic to its conclusion, then D.C. residents are, on average, quite a bit more violent than elsewhere in the nation, and would have acted on their violent urges if they had access to guns.
The logic behind gun control has been obviously faulty for quite some time.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?