Now, a guy from
Ted Nugent, the Motor City Madman, wrote a column in the right-wing Washington Times recycling the hoary and preposterous argument that gun bans cause gun deaths.
Unfortunately, as a pundit, Uncle Ted lacks the depth and subtlety he displayed as a lyricist on such hits as “Little Miss Dangerous,” “Lovejacker” and “If You Can’t Lick ‘Em … Lick ‘Em.”
From the Nazi gun-banner's dream of herding 6 million defenseless Jews onto the death trains to the no-guns-or-gunpowder-allowed IRA bombings and shoot-'em-ups in Bono's Ireland to Idi Amin's unstoppable slaughter of unarmed victims in Uganda, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley still fails to grasp the self-evident truth that gun bans and preposterous buyback programs are just the stuff of gangbangers' dreams. Who doesn't get this stuff? Liberal, dopey denial cultists, that's who.
Nugent goes on to quote John Lott’s study More Guns, Less Crime. Lott is a former professor at the
Nugent and Lott have it backwards: gun laws don’t cause crime. Crime causes gun laws.
Cities with high gun death rates are more likely than safe rural areas to enact anti-gun laws.
Just a warning for those who think the gun debate can be explained by a rock guitarist – or a malaprop-prone mayor.