Mass Shootings: The Politician’s Syllogism

Beware the Simple Solution

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  • His tasteless use of the shooting as an advertisement for his political platform, hinging on “we have to do something”
  • He called for the federal government to impose restrictions which violate the founding ideals of our country: freedom of expression
  • His solutions clearly do nothing to address the issue our nation faces
  • Tastelessly uses the shooting as an advertisement for her political aspirations, hinging on “we have to do something”
  • Calls for the federal government to impose restrictions which violate the founding ideals of our country: freedom of expression
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  • Doing “this” will change things
  • Therefore, doing “this” will improve things
  • In “Terminology Matters”, I discussed the necessity of a common language for discussing shooting sprees, and the inadequacies of existing terminology.
  • In “Let’s Ban Bumpstocks!”, I demonstrated the pitfalls of careless wording by improving legislation banning bump stocks.
  • And here, I’ve warned about the emotional manipulation of power hungry politicians from both isles.

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Tim builds circuit boards in Virginia Beach, and enjoys writing about current events, history, theology, and philosophy.

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