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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

Next it will be knitting needles. They're long, pointed pieces of metal too. How these people think that its even possible to ban knives eludes the rational mind. Anyone with a little imagination and a decent machine shop can make a gun. ANYONE can make a knife. Are they going to try to ban metal and rock? Glass, ceramic, and hard plastic too?
IddiKlu Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:00 AM
There is NO limit to stupidity, so yes, of course! ANYTHING goes (as long as we have people like Bloomberg, Pelosi, Feinstein, and Obama in charge). We deserve the government we have until we really complain and change it.
AngloRights Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:35 AM
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/10shrtbl08.xls
http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_gcassaul.html

Blunt Objects, hands/feet, automobiles, knives... they're all more common in murder cases than assault rifles. Might as well go ahead and throw the knitting needles in with the baseball bats, golf clubs, carpenter hammers, and 2 x 4s.

Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 8:39 AM
the Unabomber made a handgun in his remote Idaho cabin,using only hand tools.
AudiR10 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 10:20 AM
A ten-year-old with access to the Internet could make a very effective pipe bomb in his Dad's garage, using stuff his Dad no doubt has on hand, and the chemicals under his Mom's kitchen sink. In fact, when I was 10 in the 1950s, the Gilbert Chemistry Labs sold by Sears could have blown up my parents' home. That was one reason why I never had one, I guess.

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...