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Publius / January 6, 2016

Wednesday Short Cuts

Insight: “Most of the change we think we see in life Is due to truths being in and out of favor.” —Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Non Compos Mentis: “Republicans have voted against the Violence Against Women Act. Now that, to me, is more important than anything that Bill Clinton did or didn’t do because it’s what [Hillary’s] going to vote for. … He is a dog. Let’s face it. … But I still will vote for Bill Clinton because he votes in my favor.” —The View’s Joy Behar

Upright: “Who is more mentally unbalanced, those who are doing the shooting or those who refuse to examine the facts about what kinds of places attract such shooters? Schools and religious institutions are sitting ducks, and the shootings there have gone on until someone else with a gun showed up on the scene. That is what puts an end to the carnage, not gun control laws. … Obama said that we are the only ‘advanced’ nation with so much gun violence. But there are a number of countries with higher murder rates than ours and stronger gun control laws. But that leaves the definition of ‘advanced’ to Obama — and makes for clever political theater.” —Thomas Sowell

For the record: “The [Obama] administration has overseen a striking drop in prosecutions of gun crimes, winning only about 6,000 convictions in 2015 — down more than 15 percent from five years ago. … Part of the reason is prosecutors are simply bringing fewer cases.” —The Washington Times (“For every elected or registered Democrat who actually wants to prosecute criminals, there are dozens who would rather prosecute the NRA and Republican politicians. Because they don’t care about the crime. Or the criminals. Just their own political agenda. And that agenda is to disarm you.” —Caleb Howe)

The BIG Lie: “Contrary to the claims of what some gun rights proponents have suggested, this hasn’t been the first step in some slippery slope to mass confiscation — contrary to claims of some presidential candidates, apparently before this meeting. This is not a plot to take away everybody’s guns.” —Barack Obama (So all that praising of Australia’s gun confiscation program wasn’t genuine?)

Begrudging admission: “Obama measures wouldn’t have kept guns from mass shooters.” —Associated Press

And last… “Here’s a way to immediately cut U.S. gun homicides by 5%: give Chicago to Canada.” —David Burge

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