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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #75)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 06:14 PM

83. Sigh...once again, people miss the obvious

Whether it is guns, abortion, smoking in bars, owning a pit bull, etc and so on.

There are underlying issues that many progressives support...except they abandon that support on some issues they don't like.

Owning a gun, having an abortion, these are issues of freedom and choice.

We don't label people fighting for the right to have an abortion nuts/humpers/etc. If we did we would get an earful and probably banned.

Gun owners (and people like me who don't own one) feel the core issues extends to many other areas and have just as much passion about preserving other rights. People may make fun of me for my stance about smoking in bars (I do smoke, but rarely go to bars) - I see it as adults being allowed to choose where they want to go (their body, their choice). Unlike hospitals/grocery store/etc you don't have to go to a bar. I believe in adults being allowed to make adult choices.

Some believe that others should make choices for us and that only some others should have certain rights (ie, joe down the street works for the government and is now magically better than the rest of us so he can have a gun and smoke at his building - , like in Oklahoma. When the passed a bill about smoking they exempted the state house...)

I am not gay. Not getting a gay marriage. Don't own a gun. Can't get an abortion - but all of these things are rights I think we should have and protect.

A tiny, tiny few who own guns commit crimes with them (for which laws are already there to punish them if they do) and we whip up the machine to make it sound like every gun owner is a crazy loon - from Obama down to joe bob down the street.

And because one defends such they get called gun humpers. Nice.

So from now on when I see anyone protecting a right I will use humper to show their devotion. Gay marriage humper. Abortion humper. Women's rights humper.

It sounds pretty stupid. Because it is.

High capacity abortions? An abortion with a bayonet attachment? Bump-stock abortions?


Late Term, using abortion on certain sexes of babies, having others pay for an elective medical procedure....I am sure if one tried they could come up with many things they would like to use to whittle away at abortion with. Oh wait...they already are and we pretty well know those people want one thing, to eventually outlaw abortion.

Many see the whole gun debate going on now heading down the same road and like to proceed with caution and not drive around with pics of aborted fetuses on trucks to stir up emotions...err I mean showing pics of acts done by criminals with guns.

Again...what percent of gun owners use them in a criminal manner? Anyone got that stat?? Anyone look for it? Nope, cause emotion fueled legislation like the patriot act is so much better than actual thinking.

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