Good points https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/04/nick-kristof-argues-with-straw-men-about-guns-straw-men-win/
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. (CBS via YouTube)
If you canít win an argument even when you stack the deck in your favor . . .
Yesterday, the New York Timesí Nick Kristof posted a column that purported to tell his readership ďhow to win an argument about guns.Ē Iím interested to read good arguments from the other side, so I clicked eager to find how Kristof would best an informed gun-rights advocate in debate.
The short answer, it turns out, is that he wouldnít.
The columnís pattern is simple: Kristof posits a primitive caricature of a gun-rights argument, delivers a thoroughly inadequate response designed to settle the issue, and then repeats the cycle. In other words, he erects one straw man after another and fails to best any of them.