Progressive's Use of Hypotheticals
Illustrated by LA Times Article

By Dean Weingarten. March 2, 2020
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( Many of the proposals of those who want a disarmed society are founded in wishful thinking. Hypothetical examples, based on false assumptions about the nature of reality, are put forward as if they are fact. One of the most blatant and one-sided examples of this was recently published in the Los Angeles Times.

The title of the piece is How many mass shootings might have been prevented by stronger gun laws?, by Rahul Mukherjee, on 26 February 2020.

The article lists five types of restrictive gun laws and considers how they might have stopped 167 mass killings over the last 64 years.

The author appears to violate the rules of his own game.

Here are the five types of restrictions on gun ownership the author considered:
1. Straw Purchase ban,
2. Safe Storage Requirement, where guns to be kept locked up when not in use,
3. 'Assault weapons' ban,
4. Mandatory background checks (presumably a ban on private sales),
5. Red flag law. .....

(Full article can also be found archived on JPFO. )


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