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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

JDs Handsome-Son Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:27 AM
Have no sympathy for England. The British people have forfeited their right to live free and have adopted policies that will ensure their extinction. Like she does for any lazy species, Mother Nature is sending in a predator, radical Islam, to eliminate the British and this we should applaud. We will enjoy seeing them pushed around, then slaughtered because they're too lethargic to fend for themselves. The more of them that die, the better. Their demise can't happen soon enough.
rwright Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 2:00 AM
Don't you idiots realize that Britain has a very large military. British people still have plenty of rifles, shotguns and know how to use them. Britain has survived for over 1000 years, and has slain many predators.British soldiers fought beside American soldiers in Afghanistan. The British navy helps to patrol strategic oceans, and the British Airforce flies some of the best fighter jets in the world. They are not lazy.

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...