David Frum picking gun control fights with straw men in his Twitter feed

Rumors were going around last night that Twitter was going to shut down for a week to perform maintenance. That’s not likely, but if there’s any reason to shut down Twitter, it’s to clean out all of the straw men from David Frum’s feed — it’s getting to be a real fire hazard in there. For one, we haven’t heard anyone try to argue that Chicago’s ridiculously high number of gun homicides means that “guns are nothing to worry about” — but we’re dealing with a man whose initial response to the Sandy Hook massacre was a sarcastic tweet about letting toddlers have concealed carry permits.

We’ll give credit to Frum for at least bringing Chicago into the gun control debate, even if he’s completely mischaracterizing his opponents. So, what’s the solution?

Gun safety rules? Are those anything like gun control laws, which are proving so ineffective in curbing gun violence in Chicago? Or are they more like President Obama’s list of 23 executive actions?

Hmm … and just who is “using” those guns? Have these people no respect for the law? Maybe some of the nation’s most strict gun control laws and a moat around the city is the answer.

Time for one more straw man, inspired by today’s shooting at Lone Star College?

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  • George Talbot

    We can’t stop drugs from coming into the US, what makes you think we could stop guns from coming in if they were illegal?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Well we could use their language and say that those guns are merely undocumented and are here to do jobs that American guns just won’t do anymore.

  • ceemack

    So guns are being brought in from elsewhere? Hm. I wonder why those guns are all waiting until they’re in Chicago to kill people.

    • Pat Loudoun

      So sad to think of all those guns bored and depressed all around the country, just waiting to move to Chicago.

      • Avey Owyns

        I think it’s more like ‘Through the looking glass…’ There must be some magic along the borders of Chicago that, when crossed, gives inanimate objects life.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    We need stupidity safety rules, because the stupidity of the media is killing me.

  • peteee363

    frum is right, we need a moat around chicago, and a large wall. in 10 years we will open up the gate, and see how many people will be left!

  • marcellucci

    Guns don’t kill people….
    Abortionists do…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/jd.crow.79 Jd Crow

    Mr Frum, Your Gun Prohibition argument is a valid as saying Martin Luther King would be alive today if Rosa Parks had just sat in the back of the bus.

  • Joseph Phillips

    Gun safety rules… yeah, rules for safety. What a dumb ass.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    David Frum – D Frum – Dum -dumba**

  • peteee363

    a song comes to mind thinking some more about this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMPkqI3ncGM
    sung by a straw man!

  • Steve_J

    Frum is just as dense as Musket.

  • Caiden’s Grammie

    Do the guns come via “Fast & Furious” from Mexico? The bankrupt cities of San Bernandino CA & Harrisburgh PA have told citizens the police dept. has been decimated & they had better lock doors & arm themselves (guns) because police will be slow to ans pleas for help from home invasions etc………Law-abiding gun owners may need their guns to protect their families.

  • Kindaconservative

    Frum wants to know – who wants to live by pulling guns and shooting at one another, unfortunately hitting bystanders. Well David, 1st it was hitler and then the Allies pulled their guns. This was during WWII. America needed to help rearm Europe because of their odd gun control laws and theories.

  • Kindaconservative

    Frum wants to know – who wants to live by pulling guns and shooting at one another, unfortunately hitting bystanders. Well David, 1st it was hitler and then the Allies pulled their guns. This was during WWII. America needed to help rearm Europe because of their odd gun control laws and theories.

  • Klaus Flauten

    This is a case of “I can explain it to you, David. I can’t comprehend it for you.”