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Response to BainsBane (Reply #52)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 02:32 AM

81. Ah.

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You are to be congratulated on the power of your common sense. It seems that 718,175 people failed to measure up to your shining example of self conscious courage in 2010. It is a pity indeed they were too stupid and cowardly to build for themselves a bubble of invulnerability such that you enjoy.

What are we to think of an attitude that scolds and judges others from a position of invulnerability? What sort of arrogance does it take to judge others, assuming the most nefarious of motives, based on no evidence beyond ones cloistered fundamentalism? What sort of blinders does one have to wear to shield from their view the reality of human nature? How much decadent leisure does it take to ignore physics?

You have proven nothing. You have offered no evidence of a causal relationship, no matter how much you swaddle it in assorted backhanded insults. I have asked repeatedly for evidence of a causal relationship between guns and people's use of them, and you repeatedly point to correlation. You trot out the most common logical fallacy there is as if it were gospel and then accuse others of stupidity or heresy for not believing it.

I'll ask you again:

If guns are the cause of our homicide rate, show a causal relationship between guns and the people who use them improperly.

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