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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

John4199 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:27 PM
I'm not an executive chef or any other kind of "professional" kitchen dude, but I concur anyway. I'd be lost without my chef's knife and clever.

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...