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View Diary: Chris Wallace to LaPierre: You're "ridiculous" (updated with video) (145 comments)

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  •  There's a rhetorical difference... (7+ / 0-)

    "Takes away shotguns" is a global statement; Wallace was correct, to a point, in saying that the no one is "taking away shotguns" in the general sense.

    LaPierre tried the opposite; in asserting that the Feinstein legislation includes a clause that achieves "taking away shotguns," he wants his listeners to think that ALL shotguns are included in that proposed ban.

    Yes, they should both have acknowledged the (relatively small) subset of shotguns that are the subject of proposed legislation, but neither did.  LaPierre's was the more egregiously poor piece of rhetoric.

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