Monday, February 7, 2011

Do You Read Ann Coulter?

Ann has a self-described "sweet gig" as a pundit.  I read her every week because she's witty, smart, and never puts out a column without research.  She's also a bit incendiary and more than a little bit sarcastic - but I think that's part of the act. 

This week, Ann talks about the reactions of the gun grabbers to the Arizona shootings:
It's so adorable when people who wouldn't know a high-capacity magazine from Vanity Fair start telling gun owners what they should want and need.
She goes on to say, "Look, you ninnies"
There's only one policy of any kind that has ever been shown to deter mass murder: concealed-carry laws. In a comprehensive study of all public, multiple-shooting incidents in America between 1977 and 1999, the highly regarded economists John Lott and Bill Landes found that concealed-carry laws were the only laws that had any beneficial effect.
I admit it:  I added the "Look, you ninnies" part.  But you can feel it there. 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, on her own website's photo gallery, there's what looks to be an old, faded, scanned-in, photo of a young Ann playing with a rifle on the back step of frame home.  I think she's one of us.

 

1 comment:

BS Footprint said...

Oh, yes, I think you could say she's part of the gun culture. I remember one of her wicked funny editorials from years ago ('93?) titled "Annie Get Your Gun" -- Can't find it online, it was in a print rag.

Oh, and thanks for stopping by bsfootprint.com...