Time magazine on "gun control"
In its pitiful attempt to remain relevant (let alone solvent), Time magazine runs a pitiful excuse for an editorial.
It talks generically of "gun control," so as to avoid having to spell out an idea and show why it would work out.
It says that the US has the highest gun murder rate in the world. Not true. And in any event, gun murder rates are not relevant, it's the total murder rate that is. Using just gun murder rates, Taiwan seems peaceful (a fifth the US rates), and Northern Ireland even better. But in terms of overall murder rates, both are significantly higher than the US.
Finally, it argues that gun control is constitutional ... because Warren Burger said so (not mentioning it was a Parade magazine interview, which doesn't trump two recent Supreme Court rulings).
Not to mention not allowing comments - how Old Media! :)
Posted by: John Hardin at August 10, 2012 08:47 AM
Looks like there are plagiarism problems with Zakaria's article:
Posted by: D. Laden at August 10, 2012 12:27 PM
Zakaria just got fired for the plagiarism of this fact-free exercise in copying dishonest Brady Campaign propaganda.
Posted by: SPQR at August 10, 2012 10:24 PM
Not fired, but suspended for a month with the promise to have his past work scrutinized. This settles it ... The gun control crowd really DO just rehash tired old arguments!
Posted by: Carl from Chicago at August 11, 2012 07:39 AM