I’ve come to realize after the Sandy Hook shooting that the reason we can’t have a rational gun debate is because the anti-gun side pre-supposes that their pro-gun opponents must first accept that guns are bad in order to have a discussion about guns in the first place. Before we even start the conversation, we’re the bad guys and we have to admit it. Without accepting that guns are bad and supplicating themselves to the anti-gunner, the pro-gunner can’t get a word in edgewise, and is quickly reduced to being called a murderer, or a low, immoral and horrible human being.
May 3rd, 2013
[And that right there is the honest truth. Those on the other side of the “debate” aren’t interested in debate. The view us as the devil incarnate and that our rights don’t matter. To them we aren’t human, we’re sub-human, merely because we own an inanimate object that many of us use for self-defense.
It’s why over time I have lost just about all patience with those who would take away our rights. –B]
*Article via email from Terry.