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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

AudiR10 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 10:17 AM
Actually,. a short knife would be easier to manipulate if you raelly wanted to kill somebody. A quick slash down the inside of the arm and the rascal will bleed to death in 6 minutes. A short knife could manage that in the hand of a determined person with a strong grip, couldn't it?
John4199 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:30 PM
Yup, and easier to hide if you want surprise. I prefer razor sharp slashing action to stabbing. A long knife, while it can do a lot of damage on a thrust, also takes more motion to draw back for the thrust.

Back in my less sophisticated days (shocking as it may seem, I wasn’t always the mature, statesmanlike figure I am today), I sometimes resorted to silly arguments when debating gun control, such as, “does this mean you want to ban knives since they also can be used to kill people?”

Smarter opponents would scoff and accuse me of knocking down straw men, assuming a non-existent slippery slope, or engaging in reductio ad absurdum.

I wasn’t even sure what the last one meant, but I secretly felt chagrined because I also thought the...