NY Times Author Uses Ebola Situation to Call for More Gun Control

October 17 2014
by GSL Staff
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A recent New York Times editorial on the ebola situation in America started out innocently enough.

The author, Frank Bruni, fairly pointed out that seasonal flu kills far more people in the United States each year than ebola has killed in the entire world, ever.

He then compares it to some other preventable health issues and accidental deaths.

However, at the very end of the editorial, he couldn’t help but stick in an argument for gun control.

From the editorial,

So are these: fewer potato chips. Less sugary soda. Safer sex. Tighter restrictions on firearms. More than 30,000 Americans die from gunshots every year. Anyone looking for an epidemic to freak out about can find one right there.

Of course, what isn’t mentioned is that around 20,000 of those deaths are due to suicide, and a percentage of the homicides are justifiable homicides by armed citizens or police officer involved shootings.

Interesting that an article that was supposed to be about rational health issues ended up making an irrational plea for gun control.

Oh well, I don’t know what I expected from the Times.

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