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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 8:01 AM
Alas, just yesterday and this morning, NovusOrdoSeclorum was making the same pro-restriction arguments on John Ransom's column you wouldn't think anyone with a brain could make ... oh ... I see. What has suffered reductio ad absurdum is the intellectual capacity of the Left.
hmiller Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:20 AM

Where does the right end and the left begin - or vice versa? Is there a political spectrum that you follow?
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 12:50 PM
The Left are statists who believe - despite the unqualified and overwhelming evidence to the contrary - that government actually provides solutions to problems. A better scale than Left/Right are is capitalist/socialist which corresponds to competence/incompetence.
AngloRights Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:30 AM


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...