Very few things tick me off more than deceptive politics. Here in Florida a prime example of such deception is the ballot proposal for the 2020 general election, Prohibits possession of defined assault weapons . At first glance a pro-regulation person might have their interest piqued. After all the inherently meaningless and intellectually deceiving phrase “assault weapon” tends to elicit strong feelings. Let me state here, again, “assault weapon” is a completely made-up term with no mapping in military or police or policy. Alright, let’s get pass that and see how the ballot summary defines said weapons:

Prohibits possession of assault weapons, defined as semiautomatic rifles and shotguns capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition at once, either in fixed or detachable magazine, or any other ammunition-feeding device. Possession of handguns is not prohibited. Exempts military and law enforcement personnel in their official duties. Exempts and requires registration of assault weapons lawfully possessed prior to this provision’s effective date. Creates criminal penalties for violations of this amendment.

Recently while browsing the news I bumped upon Tara C. Smith’s opinion piece on NBC News’ THINK. As I read through the article I sincerely could not believe my eyes. Why would a scholar who knows well how science and logic work, would lower herself to this fallacious rhetoric? …

I can’t think of a more divisive subject in recent American discourse than the so-called “gun control debate”. First, it’s not a debate. It’s an extremely emotionally-charged subject and rational discussion tends to get drowned in the politics and blame-assignment. …


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