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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

charles_v Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 7:53 AM
i understand that in WW2 US citizens sent weapons to englands home guard to act as deterrent to NAZI invasion and sabotage. i guess since we revolted England has learned that you cannot opress armed citizens too much.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:36 PM
AND after the war, they didn't RETURN those borrowed weapons, They DESTROYED them.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:36 PM
AND after the war, they didn't RETURN those borrowed weapons, They DESTROYED them.
gandreasen Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:28 AM
It's worse than that. As the Germans closed in, the Dutch filled a ship with small arms and sailed it into London Harbor. The Brits debated unloading it because they did not want the small arms available in England. The Germans found out about it and sank it.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:37 PM
If you farted, you'd doubt the veracity of your own nose smelling the stink you emitted.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:38 PM
That's "qualified historian" ONLY in your own mind of course. You read a children's book about it I suppose.
rwright Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 1:52 AM
This story is a pile of rubbish. The British military had plenty of guns to give to the Home Guard.

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...