All right, I was exaggerating. If you guys suddenly cooperated with the common sense gun control laws that we propose and we saw a tremendous decrease in gun violence, we would naturally want stricter laws in order to lower even more the remaining gun violence. Eventually, I and most of the others would conclude that no guns at all in civilian hands is the best way to go.
So, in order to ensure that the three-steps-down-the-line situation never happens, you resist even obvious things like background checks and licensing and registration.
That's why you're in the wrong, not us. You see? If you cooperated and we reneged on our promise, which I admit we probably would, then we would be the wrong ones. But with your never-give-an-inch attitude, you are the wrong ones.
And, due to this fear on your part, a reasonable one I agree, many people are dying each year who needn't.
The right thing for you would be to cooperate on the obvious and immediate things which wouldn't interfere with your lifestyles much, and then take a hard stand. That way everybody wins.
But you can't do it, fearful, paranoid, self-centered, gun nuts that you are, you can't do it.
That's why you're wrong.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Why Pro-Gun Folks Won't Be Reasonable
This is a comment I left for Sebastian, which I have no doubt he posted, it's just that I liked it so much I wanted to post it here as well.