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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

IddiKlu Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 10:55 AM
Sad, not only that things like this happen, but that 'our servants' excuse such a horrible misdeed so lightly. Essentially the police consider us to be in open season (and they don't even have to buy a hunting license).

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...