VPC, who cares?


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Pigoutultra
March 31, 2011, 08:24 PM
Was looking online about ccw when a link to the vpc showed up and so i clicked it.
http://www.vpc.org/press/1103ccw.htm
This is just horrible. How do these people sleep? They are judging all ccw permit holders as cold blooded cop killers, without taking into account that the ccw permit didn't have any role in the tragedies.
I'm wondering, do any of you think that anyone is paying attention to these losers?

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RS14
March 31, 2011, 10:16 PM
You know, I'm reminded of when BADD (Bothered About Dungeons and Dragons) published a list of D&D players who had killed themselves, and used it to back up their assertion that D&D caused suicides. The only problem was, if their claims were correct, D&D actually reduced suicide rates below average, when you considered the rate that the number of listed suicides implied.

Same deal here: Look at e.g. Florida, where they claim 28 murders were committed over four years by 767,000 permit holders, for an annual rate of murder by CCW holders of 0.9 per 100,000. Contrast with the overall Florida murder rate of 6.35 per 100,000.

The VPC issues some exceptionally delusional stuff. For instance: "Semiautomatic assault weapons (like AK and AR-15 assault rifles and UZI and MAC assault pistols) are civilian versions of military assault weapons. There are virtually no significant differences between them." They also appear to believe the human hip is somewhere around the level of the liver. The Brady Campaign, in contrast, at least tries to avoid blatant factual errors from time to time.

The VPC has all the credibility of the Weekly World News. Unfortunately, I do still see them cited from time to time, so I guess this isn't obvious to the casual reader.

Patriotme
March 31, 2011, 10:31 PM
Occasionally I see their columns on the Huffpost but I don't go out of my way to see what they are up to. Usually I'll just comment a few times on their lies and try to post some sense on whatever their latest column is about. Oddly enough the anti gun crowd can't even get a majority on the Huffpost.
I think that what the VPC, Brady Campaign and the rest say matters as the media has a bias against guns and love to quote the junk science that these guys produce. The uniformed voters also don't know any better and believe what they're told. I actually had a hunter ask me if my AR's were machineguns and how hard were they to get. Someone else commented last year on carrying Glocks through metal detectors.

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