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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

kcalcut Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 10:37 AM
Things used to kill (murder).Rope, Pocket Knife, Box Cutters,Guns, Kitchen Knives, Knitting Needles, Water in Bathtubs, Pieces of Glass, Automobiles, Motorcycles,Rifles, Pistols, Pall Point Pins, Rocks, Tall Bridges, Policemen and many more items we use each day,I could go on. Should we concentrate on all of these with more laws or look at the offender. The young man who killed the children was evil, the man who killed the firemen was evil. O by the way he also used fire to kill. Laws do not prevent tragedies.
Ole10 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:54 AM
Trains. Don't forget trains. Second person killed in New York in a acouple of weeks by being pushed in front of a train. Mayor needs to ban trains.
hmiller Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:12 AM

Did these "evil" people kill with their unaided bare hands? If the Volunteer Fire company had armoured fire trucks with bullet proof windows and a gun turret with quad 50 cal machine guns; manned 24/7 by a Federally employed marksman; the nut job evil guy would have had second thoughts. Well no, he didn't have a first thought (not needed when the tools to murder are so readily available.)
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 12:56 PM
and yet firearms also save thousands of lives a year whenu sed by responsible citizens often withouit firing them - not to mention preventing despotism which has killed more people in the last century than anything else. You are aruging entirely from ignorance.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:25 PM
A troll spews MORE of its stupidity from an empty skull-- Oh wait; It's full of some stinky material from cows.

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...