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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

Notredamemom Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 8:25 AM
Okay, I'll admit this is a bit silly, but since I've been active in the kitchen for longer than some of you have been alive, I can assure you that a long kitchen knife isn't really necessary. So if it saves even one life, wouldn't a ban be worth a bit of inconvenience?
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:31 PM
Not very bright are you; nice try at a claim of age, I think it just let your mind deteriorate; How sad. I'll match you year for year and smack you with a tenderizing mallet IF you try to take or ban my long butcher knives.
John4199 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:25 PM
Ok, I'll bite.
So if banning automobiles saves even one life, wouldn't that be worth the inconvenience? Here we're actually talking about saving over 40,000 lives per year so that would be a good thing, no?

How many other things are you willing to surrender to save even one life?
lehigh69 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 12:31 PM
Does scrubbing pots and pans at your local McDonald's really qualify as "active in the kitchen?"
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:24 AM
No admission is necessary, pretty much everyone is used to anything you choose to offer here being more than a bit silly. A better argument (that I am NOT making - letting the Left speak is the best way to show its ineptitude) would be that if it saves a single brain cell, wouldn't a ban on your speach be worth a bit of inconvenience?
Hamilcar Barca Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:17 AM
Our Lady of Many Sorrows presents another reason why some people should not be allowed to possess anything harder or sharper than a crayon.
IddiKlu Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 10:49 AM
Those that will sacrifice freedoms for safety, deserves neither and will end up with none of either. How much is the public give up to appease the idiots at the top? If safety is everything, why don't we all just committ suicide and nothing bad will ever happen again to any?
Personally, I am totally for freedom, and am willing to take care of the downside to me and mine myself. Without freedom, we have nothing, and going along with all the stu pid laws being enacted every day, nothing is what we will end up with.
The only positive thing I can see with all the laws being enacted, who will know or be able to check what is already regulated and what isn't?
We already have many gun laws on the books, that just aren't enforced.
AudiR10 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 10:17 AM
Actually,. a short knife would be easier to manipulate if you raelly wanted to kill somebody. A quick slash down the inside of the arm and the rascal will bleed to death in 6 minutes. A short knife could manage that in the hand of a determined person with a strong grip, couldn't it?
John4199 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:30 PM
Yup, and easier to hide if you want surprise. I prefer razor sharp slashing action to stabbing. A long knife, while it can do a lot of damage on a thrust, also takes more motion to draw back for the thrust.
AngloRights Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:28 AM
I've been in the kitchen longer than some if not most of these folks have been alive, I can assure you that while you may not have a need for a long knife, that does not mean that others don't.

Your position is totally absurd... Why do you feel, that because you don't need a long kitchen knife, that it would be OK to take them from everyone.
Bad Albino Bob Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:25 AM
As a person who has done all the cooking in the home for fifty years, I am wondering how you filet a big fish or if you have ever done anything more than heat up the leftover spaghetti.
JOHN1464 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:17 AM
Notre, I am an executive chef and I say you do not have a clue. Your activity in the kitchen must have consisted of eating.
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.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 8:42 AM
I don't have and don't want an electric carving knife.
I use a couple of "long" knives in my kitchen.

as for "necessary", bite me.
in any free country,gov't don't get to determine a citizen's "needs". that's communism.
I'll determine my own needs and wants.
IddiKlu Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 10:51 AM
Actually that is a dictatorship. Like the Soviet Union, where eventually everything that wasn't prohibited, was compulsory. And that is where we are sliding toward.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:07 PM
Government HASN'T taken over weights and measures (thank God). The slide began with the entirely disastrous New Deal.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:32 PM

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...