Bob, Let me show you where you're the one doing the lying. In your first proposal, which you self-righteously declared "Lie no. 1. crime can and does happen in any type of neighborhood," you yourself are already lying. No gun control person I've ever read, and certainly not japete or myself, has ever said "No crime ever happens in good neighborhoods," or "All crime happens in bad neighborhoods." We don't say that. You say we say that and then you get all huffy and arrogant and act like you really believe your own bullshit.What's your opinion? Did you know before he started his own blog, Bob S. was one of the most frequent commenters here. One could say he got his start here, I suppose. But do you think he'd treat me with respect and gratitude, no sir. Even still he frequently calls me a liar for no reason. He literally manufactures a reason by first putting words in my mouth and then arguing against them as if I'd really said them.
What I say, and probably japete agrees, she can speak for herself, is that the chances of your needing to use a gun to save the day are smaller than the chances of its being misused. That's if you live in a good neighborhood.
There are exceptions, of course,
I find it an abomination of American values to imagine Elmo and Weer'd and I guess yourself opening the door to trick-or-treaters armed like that. It's sick and paranoid and if it only affected you I wouldn't mind. But you guys are part of the problem, and that problem affects many of us.
Lest you think this is a personal attack against Bob S., let me give you the big picture. This tactic is one of the hallmarks of the pro-gun bloggers. Most of their blogs are circle-jerks of like-minded people blowing smoke up each other's asses. So, it's not personal against Bob S., it's directed at all of them, and they know who they are. If the shoe fits wear it, fellas.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.