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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

Gerald233 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:03 PM
It seems unlikely, but given the liberal imperative to outlaw potentially dangerous items - will we need to outlaw that well known killing tool - the "blunt object". Oh when will we ever be safe?
Verbivore Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:32 PM
without "blunt objects" the brits would have no detective books. Imagine a world w/o sherlock holmes.

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...