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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

Robert437 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:53 AM
Because of this quote: "They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon." The Brits want to ban knives but not the Drugs or Alcohol. Wow, good thing theres an ocean between us.
ayrshireman Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 1:43 PM
The Brits dont want to ban knives, just a silly group that could fit into an old red British telephone box.

'Wow, good thing theres an ocean between us.'

I usually think the same thing, lol.
ayrshireman Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 1:43 PM
The Brits dont want to ban knives, just a silly group that could fit into an old red British telephone box.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:22 PM
The same bunch that were SILLY ENOUGH to want to ban firearms no doubt

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...