Monday, May 9, 2011

Deconstructing A New York Times Editiorial

Sebastian at Snow Flakes In Hell does an excellent job in deconstructing an anti-gun editorial that appears in today's print version of the New York Times.

The editorial deals with the so-called "no-fly" list and gun purchases. This is a secret list of supposed terrorists who are banned from flying. You don't know how you got on the list, don't know that you are on the list, and usually have no recourse for getting off the list. As you might expect coming from the New York Times, they want to ban anyone who is on this list from being able to purchase a firearm.

As Sebastian notes, he doubts that they would editorialize against any other part of the Bill of Rights in similar fashion. He then provides some examples.

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes, secret government lists. Here's an example from the "Gunwalker" documents that Senator Grassley's office got a hold of showing us what happens when you are buying guns ATF doesn't like you to own - wait, that's all guns. Anyway, ATF puts you on a "suspect persons database".

    They want to do this officially with their rifle registration scheme, complete with domestic spying on gun buyers, threats of middle of the night raids if you don't "come clean" and the whole remaining 9 yards.

    Secret government lists are the enemy of liberty and the enemy of citizens.