You’re right and I’m wrong. You’re good and I’m bad. You’re ‘sensible’ and I’m a pathetic, fear-addled, penis-substituting rube. Got it.
But then why can’t you ever just tell the truth? Why do you always have to lie to get your way? It’s almost as if you know you’re, I dunno…wrong?
Via Charles Cooke, here’s MDA spokesmom Kelly Burke lying her righteous ass off about something that’s a clear matter of public record.
The ‘locked-down data set’ in question, the one she says nobody is allowed to look at, is published in full right here. Texas DPS violent crime conviction rates for 1996-2012 broken down by general population vs. CHL holders. Unlike most government reports this one is very simple and unambiguous. Go ahead and look for yourself, the 2012 record is only 3 pages long and there’s nothing confusing about it. You’re as likely to get struck by lightning twice in Texas as to be violently harmed by a CHL holder.