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  •  I actually think it was a sensible question. (3+ / 0-)

    It establishes whether the President understands the pleasures of sport shooting, which is important for people who've been told that he is going to take everyone's sporting guns away.

    Is it strictly necessary for him to have direct experience with guns to have an intelligent opinion? No.  But that doesn't mean that experience is worthless.

    For me, shooting sports are like gay sex. Gay sex doesn't appeal to me, but the fact that other people enjoy it doesn't bother me in the least. I think most people these days are like me. But there are people of a certain puritanical stripe whose knee-jerk reaction to pleasures that don't appeal to them is to ban and condemn.

    I see exactly this in the gun debate, where  certain people like to paint all gun owners as a mouth-breathing gun perverts who get their rocks off by using and storing powerful firearms in a reckless manner. That strikes me as being like some people erroneously equate homosexuality with pedophilia.  Just because something makes you personally uncomfortable doesn't mean it is necessarily deviant.

    I've lost my faith in nihilism

    by grumpynerd on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 03:23:32 PM PST

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