David Frum doubles down on the douchebaggery over Newtown tragedy

http://twitter.com/#!/davidfrum/status/279934951389028352

Yesterday, the always execrable David Frum co-opted the heartbreaking tragedy in Newtown, Conn., in an attempt to ghoulishly score a few cheap laughs. “Obviously, we need to lower the age limit for concealed carry so toddlers can defend themselves,” he tweeted.

Repulsive.

But he wasn’t done sloshing around in the blood of 20 murdered children just yet. Punctuating his tweets with the hashtag “#thinking,” Frum is still slinging what he’s deluded himself into believing are ingeniously witty rejoinders to his critics (also known as decent people).

“Last week: teachers’ unions are the enemy. This week: arm unionized teachers with semi-automatics to prevent gun violence. #thinking,” he sneered while trying to score a few political points on the backs of the dead. And then this:

There are 3.7 million public-school teachers. nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/disp… Tell me none of them suffer from mental illness themselves? #thinking

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

Because, you know, #thinking. Then he dropped the #thinking hashtag. Appropriate, no?

Records show 1 instance of an armed civilian stopping a mass shooter, back in 1982 – and then the civilian hit shooter w car first

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

In other cases where concealed carry stopped a shooter, the carrier was an off-duty cop

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

Fantasy of armed citizens felling a mass murderer in blaze of 2nd amendment bullets are … fantasies.

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

Americans mostly use guns to hurt themselves.

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

The only response his tweets warrant is disgust. But this about sums Frum up:

The definition of intellectual laziness –> RT @davidfrum: Americans mostly use guns to hurt themselves.

— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) December 15, 2012

Frum also responded to yesterday’s critics on his Daily Beast blog, announcing that no apology was due (feel free to Google for it if you must). Then he lashed out at Twitchy and the hundreds of people disgusted by his callous mockery of the tragedy.

I’ll accept no lectures about “sensitivity” on days of tragedy like today from people who work the other 364 days of the year against any attempt to prevent such tragedies.

No Labels, no lectures, no apologies.

What a despicable little man.

Update:

The dishonest anti-gun trolling continues:

30,000 self-inflicted gun injuries a year. 50% greater likelihood of gun death by suicide than by homicide.

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

Often-cited figure of 2.5 million defensive gun uses per year is a statistical farce.

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

Frum, of course, is quite familiar with statistical farces.

Gun regs do not = gun abolition. Swedish rate of gun ownership nearly half that of U.S.

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

Lots of guns in France too

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

Here’s your best weapon to defend your home against intruders images.google.com/imgres?q=germa…

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

In 2011, only 6% of US population went hunting.

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

Straw man-palooza!

US Fish & Wildlife reports 13.7 million people went hunting in 2011. wsfrprograms.fws.gov/Subpages/Natio… My mistake: that’s 4.3% of population, not 6%.

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

Did gun control work in Australia? Looks like it. washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

And what’s the rape rate down under, hmm?

American Rifle’s top 10 deer rifles. americanhunter.org/articles/best-… You know what’s not on the list? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AR-15

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

Hunters want weapons that do minimum damage to the body and fur of the quarry. Killers want the opposite.

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

And if the reason you want semi-automatics is because you imagine bearing arms against the govt, I ask: why do you hate America?

— davidfrum (@davidfrum) December 15, 2012

Oh, for the love of everything ever! Enough already.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/12/15/thinking-man-david-frum-doubles-down-on-the-douchebaggery-over-newtown-tragedy/