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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

ayrshireman Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 8:42 AM
The discrepancy is due to the UK having 28 seperate violent offences on its statute books. Burglary is the UK's biggest violent crime. And you arent five times more likely to be raped in the UK. The actual rape figures available would suggest its more or less even stevens between the US and UK.

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...