One place I refuse to debate anti-gun people in is Twitter. The problem is that it’s a terrible format for discussion enough as it is, but watching the anti’s try to argue in < 140 characters means their stupidity is condensed. Trust me folks, you don’t want to get that shit on you, it stains.
August 30, 2012
[I have been getting into it with the fools on twitter a lot more recently, mainly because the stupidity is just unbelievable. Today’s shining example from the short bus:
This is well after I tweeted this at him:
He then sent this a short bit later which appears to have gone down the memory hole as a deleted tweet. But here’s a related tweet that will show you what he was basically saying.
That’s right folks, he played the victim card. Not only did he play it, but he claimed the status so fervently that we were automatically unable to comprehend what he was talking about. Not only were we unable to comprehend, but we were informed that any one who could actually claim victim status would agree with his point of view. That deleted tweet was him claiming that there were no victims of gun violence that were against gun control. I really wish I had saved it because Linoge and I both called him on it and it appears it promptly went down the memory hole.
This whole conversation is a bit broken up within twitter, but another entertaining bit was the following:
Overall it degraded from there and it became quite obvious that his understanding and mastery of the English language was non-existent. In case you don’t know, here is the definitions of fetishism:
A fetish (derived from the French fétiche; which comes from the Portuguese feitiço; and this in turn from Latin facticius, "artificial" and facere, "to make") is an object believed to have supernatural powers, or in particular, a man-made object that has power over others. Essentially, fetishism is the emic attribution of inherent value or powers to an object.
This is a glimpse inside the head of those who want disarm the law abiding so that predators may roam free and unhindered. As Robb said, it’s concentrated and stains. Be careful while handling it, but by all means show everyone what these people really are.* –B
*And most certainly stop if you feel your IQ beginning to drop. It is suspected you can do permanent damage.]
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.