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Wed Jun 6, 2012, 02:31 AM

The hijacking of the word "extremists" as it relates to supporters of gun rights. [View all]

Lets talk about it.

I see that word - "extremist" used by "pro control" posters, on a regular basis. The people that use it generally use it as a smear.

Take the following for example:

"...the gun extremists are incapable of treating decent pro-gun control supporters with a modicum of respect. Instead they're told that they're against freedom, for the harm of innocents, and morally baseless all because they don't believe people should have 30 round magazines, .50 cal sniper rifles, and the right to carry handguns in schools. Those are the facts. I think that statistic also says a lot about how voluminous of a wart the extremists there are and they don't just stay in the Gungeon. Whenever the topic pops up in GD or LBN they come marching out. The reality here is that there is a Democratic Party position on this issue and it's not the extremist faux-libertarian position. Democrats favor gun control, period."

The implication there, is that anyone that disagrees with bans on 50 caliber rifles or 30 round magazines, or believes that adults of legal age authorized by government - such as teachers - should be allowed to carry them in a school as well - is an extremist.


The honest and even handed way of applying the word of course, would be to those who would "ban then all" work to or intend to "ban them all" actually or effectively. And to those who want absolutely no gun laws or would work to eliminate them all.

Those who have frequented this forum for any length of time on both sides, know which of those two types are encountered more often.

The "ban them all" types.

In spite of that, the "extremist" label gets applied to those on the pro-gun side that are by no means "extremists" in the honest sense of the word, and its way past getting old.

How is this right, proper, or honest?


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