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  •  Ad hominem attack (0+ / 0-)

    Can you answer the point or not? Insulting me (based on no information about me at all) accomplishes nothing and does not win the debate for you. In fact, it betrays a lack of foundation in your argument. If you have an answer, a plan that will actually work, let's hear it.

    You claim, without basis, that I care nothing for innocent lives and that I adore firearms. Neither is the case. I am, however, realistic about their existence and their inability to be eliminated. The only reason I would desire a firearm is because others have them that are potentially hostile and having one might give me a small chance of survival rather than none at all if the unthinkable happens.

    We AGREE that armed criminals are a problem. We agree that their weapons make them more dangerous than they would otherwise be and that's a bad thing. We agree that it would be ideal if their weapons were eliminated.

    Where we disagree is with the feasibility of such a thing. I do not believe it is possible, and I've never heard anyone articulate a plan that has a snowball's chance in hell of success. Do you have one? If so, by all means let's hear it. Otherwise, you're just engaging in wishful thinking and like any true believer you're railing against anyone who dares to pierce the bubble of your mythology.

    For the record: If I had a magic wand that would destroy all firearms, now and forever, I'd use it without hesitation. I don't. And I'm betting you don't either.

    But by all means, insult me more. That'll solve the problem for sure!

    "Is there anybody listening? Is there anyone who sees what's going on? Read between the lines, criticize the words they're selling. Think for yourself, and feel the walls become sand beneath your feet." --Geoff Tate, Queensryche

    by DarthMeow504 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 11:21:48 PM PDT

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    •  Doing Nothing Is Not An Option, But It Is For You (0+ / 0-)

      it's absolutely realistic to start the process to reduce the amount of guns in our society. Guns ARE a significant part of the problem and to not acknowledge that is beyond stupid to the point of malignancy.

      This post is dedicated to myself, without whom, I'd be somebody else. Though I'd still be an asshole. My Music

      by Beetwasher on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 06:56:04 AM PDT

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      •  What process? (0+ / 0-)

        Again, what is the plan? Calling it a process means there is a plan of action that will, if followed, accomplish the desired result. Well, what is it? Don't give me fuzzy rhetoric based in cloud thinking, let's hear some specifics.

        Being a member of the reality-based community, I reject vague pronouncements of broad goals without a plan or specifics. Otherwise, you're just acting like Romney saying he'll fix the economy without bothering to explain how he intended to accomplish it.

        I'll once again repeat the quote: "If there's a new way, I'll be the first in line... but it'd better work this time!"

        "Is there anybody listening? Is there anyone who sees what's going on? Read between the lines, criticize the words they're selling. Think for yourself, and feel the walls become sand beneath your feet." --Geoff Tate, Queensryche

        by DarthMeow504 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 11:19:43 PM PDT

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