April 18, 2007

IT’S CALLED A “THINK TANK,” NOT A “KNOWLEDGE TANK:” But Kenneth Weinstein of the Hudson Institute doesn’t know enough about guns to be offering an opinion:

Monday’s carnage might possibly have been limited through a number of policy options [such as] greater controls on the sale of automatic weapons, which are almost impossible for victims to defend against and have no justifiable use for hunting;

Er, except that no “automatic weapons” were used in Monday’s shooting. Does this guy not know the difference? Obviously not. So why is he opining in the Washington Post? (Via Countertop). Ignorance about firearms is standard in the press, but I’d expect better from the Hudson Institute.

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