Some more examples of writers talking about the San Bernardino jihad
Half the mass shootings in US history have happened since the assault weapons ban expired.— Kurt Busiek (@KurtBusiek) December 5, 2015
The assault weapons ban expired in 2005. Half the mass shootings in the US. In the last ten years.— Kurt Busiek (@KurtBusiek) December 5, 2015
When I said half the mass shootings in US history happened since 2005? I was wrong. That was true almost 3 years ago. It’s a bunch more now.— Kurt Busiek (@KurtBusiek) December 5, 2015
The above is not very accurate. According to this data from the Pew Research Center, gun violence has actually been declining since the 1960s, thanks mostly to the police, whom Busiek hasn't bothered to thank here for their efforts to curb crime. Methinks he should do better research on the exact situation, and ask whether the mainstream press is trying to sensationalize gun violence, which is decidedly a problem. Now, here's Gail Simone:
Weird. Yesterday, a TON of Republicans voted to block a bill aimed at blocking people on the terrorist watch list from getting guns...BUT...— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) December 4, 2015
...that's not the weird thing. Some of these people crow on their social network feeds over every small achievement, and yet...— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) December 4, 2015
...almost NONE of them (except Ted Cruz, so far) have even MENTIONED this vote.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) December 4, 2015
If it was such a great idea, why don't they mention it to their constituents? Some of them post if they leave a big tip at a diner!— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) December 4, 2015
You'd think they'd be shouting from the rooftops, but no, almost to a man, they don't mention it a single time.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) December 4, 2015
On the surface, that would seem like a valid argument. But if the Democrats voted against such a bill, and Simone wouldn't complain, then her whole beef falls flat. According to this info on Outside the Beltway, the no-fly list is riddled with inaccuracies, and if what the Democrats proposed was actually meant to hinder innocent people's ability to get guns for self-defense, then it would only be a botch that makes things worse without ensuring that potentially violent maniacs by contrast didn't. She also wrote:
They voted to defund women's health and were DELIGHTED to tell their followers. What backlash? @Sully_Writes— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) December 4, 2015
Forget the vote for a moment. Don't you find it creepy and telling that except one person, they all deliberately avoided mentioning it?— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) December 4, 2015
She doesn't mention this had what to do with Planned Parenthood, which is hardly what I'd call women's health benefits. How come she doesn't mention this? And she says the GOP doesn't mention the other issue? Oh, while we're at it, she also said:
I don't get how a comics creator can talk about diversity all the time and still create books with non-diverse casts. Isn't that...gross?— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) December 4, 2015
I don't get how some creators can talk about diversity and then refuse to emphasize casts with Danish, Romanian, Corsican, Ghanian, Burmese and Georgian backgrounds, and even sometimes become quite dismissive and/or negative to the idea. She goes on to attack the NRA:
The NRA wants to boycott Chuck E. Cheese. You can't make this shit up.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) December 5, 2015
I don't blame them, who wants to stand with that commie rodent gun-stealing pizza mascot bastard?— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) December 5, 2015
Is she implying there's nothing wrong with communism? Guess she doesn't think there's anything wrong with Scientology either, eh? If the pizza restaurant's degenerated into a leftarded mess, then I honestly can't blame the NRA for wanting to refrain from association.
It must suck to be a responsible gun owner and have these creeps representing you. Urgh. Chuck E. Cheese, holy shit.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) December 5, 2015
It sucks to see creators be so tunnelvisioned. I faintly recall she was quite negative to the people using Chuck Dixon's message boards. The same guy whose book idea, Birds of Prey, she took up writing for a time, and never seemed to defend even after he was pretty much blacklisted by DC, which makes her an ingrate.
You can like guns, be for gun ownership, and still think the NRA is corrupt and out of control.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) December 6, 2015
But not a liberal movement? Her failure to acknowledge liberals can make mistakes is a pure dismay. Does she also think the NRA is to blame for the bomb factory the terrorists built in their garage? (H/T: Michelle Malkin/Doug Powers.) Next we have Nick Spencer, mouthing off with poorly informed rhetoric as usual:
"We hate terrorists so much we're offering them 20 percent off all firearms this holiday season!"— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) December 4, 2015
Protect yourself from terrorists by buying the same gun we sold the terrorist right before you got here— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) December 4, 2015
Until now, I had no idea just how repellent his world view could be. It doesn't take much to figure out he's talking about regular Americans...and calling them terrorists. Including his fellow liberals. One more reason why no sane person need buy his books.
Conservatives pointing out assault weapon bans won't change much are right. That's why I support getting rid of nearly all guns, like UK did— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) December 5, 2015
No countries that have gotten rid of guns seem to have strong right wing movements to bring them back. Odd.— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) December 5, 2015
There are people in the UK trying to reverse that. I'm sure there's people in other parts of Europe trying to do the same for the sake of self-defense. Now, let's turn to Mark Waid, who posted at least one:
Why does NRA allow guns for terrorists? - CNN https://t.co/GUxEy2GaEN— Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) December 3, 2015
Why do the Democrats see nothing wrong with allowing "migrants" to enter the USA no matter how poor a background check turns out to be? Then, here's one by Gerry Conway:
Oh, really? According to this NPR article, there are blacks out there who own guns, and many who support carrying them for self-defense. And according to Bustle, there's been a rise in lady's gun ownership over the past decade. Conway's making himself look ridiculous, siding with an article that takes the now cliched blame-the-white-men-for-everything routine.
Dan Jurgens, however, did far better than any of the above:
On this, he's correct. They may have damaged evidence, which is a criminal offense in itself. Somebody else told him the press reporters should be charged, to which he replied:
Right on. https://t.co/RvnPDUcK3E— Dan Jurgens (@thedanjurgens) December 4, 2015
Press reporters who damage the authorities' ability to investigate a crime on that scale, to say nothing of morale, should be prosecuted. Jurgens has certainly offered better arguments than any of the other writers listed.