Tuesday, January 29, 2013

It's a paradox!

Here are two more of the paradoxes that seem to vex the minds of journalists.  First, in USA Today, there appears this headline:
Prices are up, but homes are in short supply [Emph. added]
That should be 'prices are up because homes are in short supply.'

Second, in The New Yorker, Alex Koppelman writes:
And, of course, [the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre] offered what he said was the “only” solution: “a good guy with a gun.”

This attitude has played a large role in the surge in popularity of military-style weapons marketed specifically for home defense, and brought companies like Weatherby into that niche. And it has persisted even as the crime rate in the U.S. has plummeted. [Emph. added]
The relationship between criminals and armed citizens that seems to escape Mr. Koppelman is well illustrated by Henry Christensen:

Hat tip: James Taranto.

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