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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #55)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 01:04 PM

56. I'm going to let you in a big secret.

People often buy things, or hoard things, as a gesture of defiance toward people who speak just like you do. When people with your mindset start trying to dictate what other adult human being should or should not do, when you state you want to ban something, that makes people angry, and you get a reaction. And that reaction is

"Fuck you jack, you are NOT going to tell me what to do. You are not going to tell me what I need. That is for me to decide, not you. I am going to do what I want, and by buying X, especially if you don't like it, I'm saying double fuck you."

And a lot of those people who bought guns were in it strictly for the money. They were speculators. I saw some guns double, triple, and quadruple in price. And people were paying those prices. All because people like you screamed "ban them". You could call it hysteria, but then that is what happens anytime Prohibitionists of any stripe scream "ban something". The easiest way to get people to buy something is tell them you're going to ban it.

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