I felt I should post a correction to my last post claiming that Joan Peterson is lying. It would be more accurate to say that she is making false statements.
I think Joe Huffman has it right when he says that a "useful idiot" like Joan is incapable of determining truth from falsity. She, and those like her have no objective basis on which they determine the veracity of any particular statement. I've often asked anti-gunners some variation of the question "On what rational basis do you make claim X?" They respond as if I've just asked them a question in Swahili.
If a person is incapable of engaging in a logical line of thought necessary to determine whether or not a statement is accurate can we really say that they are lying? Lying would imply that they know what they say is false and they say it anyway. In Joan's case she simply lacks the faculties necessary to engage in such thought.
If I have a dog and haven't trained him not to pee in the house I cannot very well be mad at him for peeing in the house. I can't get mad at him for being unable to do algebra either. I suppose I can't really be annoyed with someone like Joan Peterson (or MikeB) for their inability to think or to understand simple concepts.
Still, I have to admit that the lack of basic critical thinking skills Joan displays is a bit shocking. She has shown herself incapable of understanding concepts that my 5 year old nephew can grasp.
I pity her, but at the same time she shouldn't get a pass. Whether they're lying or not, folks like Joan need to be driven into irrelevancy so long as they're still spouting falsehoods, spewing bigotry, and advocating for the infringment of Constitutional rights. Bigot and Brady Board Member Joan Peterson, should be challenged and ridiculed no matter what.