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  •  Bullshit (14+ / 0-)

    My son has shot me with his hand forming a toy gun.  I have, in response, dramatically clutched my heart and collapsed, moaning, "I've been shot!"

    Point being--your argument is stupid.  One can be shot by a bullet, an arrow, a paintball, a nerf dart, or even nothing at all.  This clearly is an important story:  someone trying to put guns in the hands of teachers discovers--by shooting a teacher, and not even with an imaginary gun--that maybe it's not so easy to be a "good guy with a gun."  But you're interested in discussing the fine points of when and whether being hit by a projectile fired from a gun isn't being "shot"?

    "Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation..."--David St. Hubbins

    by Old Left Good Left on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 11:16:56 AM PDT

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    •  This is a common tactic (19+ / 0-)

      for RKBAers. They try to win arguments by framing the terms used. They will spend thousands of words wrapping people in knots over semantics and their definitions of things instead of saying anything about the substance of the claim made.

      When you actually debate them and make points they can't reframe and nitpick to death, they act like victims and pull out the "poor old me" card.

      You can see that the entire comments thread has been hijacked because of one such person. The user could have posted this once and dropped it, because its really not a big deal.

      doc2 earned my donut.

      •  Exactly (0+ / 0-)

        They whine and threadjack if you don't use the "correct" name of the gun and ammo and all sorts of bs about the gun.  Now they complain if you don't use the correct terminology for "shot".  

        I was stabbed with a knife during my fight for life.

        In one of these diaries, I wonder if the RKBAers would need exact terminology regarding the type of knife used, whether I was truly stabbed or just sliced from defense wounds.

        My cousin was SHOT in the face with a BB gun.  A six year old took his eye and his sight.  

        I guess he wasn't "shot" either.  

        It reminds me of the GOP and their terms for "legitimate rape".  

        "Love One Another" ~ George Harrison

        by Damnit Janet on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 09:34:14 AM PDT

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    •  What?! (4+ / 0-)
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      Matt Z, coquiero, Tonedevil, WakeUpNeo

      First, you didn't clarify with your son what type of imaginary projectile he was firing?  And then you confused him by alluding to your being shot but not classifying what you were shot with?  Who will end up paying for the therapy?

      Some people should not be parents.

      "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

      by newfie on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 01:34:35 PM PDT

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    •  Did the young shooter have a license? (0+ / 0-)

      Like the one pictured here, or similar:

      Kindy kids get gun licences

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