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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

Bad Albino Bob Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:25 AM
As a person who has done all the cooking in the home for fifty years, I am wondering how you filet a big fish or if you have ever done anything more than heat up the leftover spaghetti.

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...