RED HERRING: a fallacy in which an irrelevant topic is presented in order to divert attention from the original issue.

red herring

I was watching one of my favorite TV shows, NCIS-LA, the other night.  It was an episode which took place in a fish market.   At one point,  Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen)  comes up holding a plastic bag in which a large, red fish is seen.   Always the jokester, he displays it laughingly and says, ” […]

GUN CONTROL: legislation which limits the access to and use of armaments in civilian life

I don’t know anyone who believes that the government should take away hunting rifles, target pistols, or other similar non-offensive guns from legitimate, licensed owners.   There is a long tradition of hunting and recreational shooting, including trap shooting, which is recognized in this country and even included in Olympic events.  So the paranoia about stripping […]