Letter: Knives and guns comparison is a false equivalence


Fred Wilferth’s letter about the Second Amendment noted that “Statistics on people who are killed by knives outnumber those killed by assault rifles by a factor of five to one.”

Mr. Wilferth, with all due respect, you are making a false equivalence, which is a logical fallacy that occurs when someone incorrectly asserts that two or more things are equivalent simply because they share some characteristics. Yes, knives and AR-15s both kill, but please do let me know when knives result in more mass murders than ARs.

Tim Stelling