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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:48 PM

47. Your side of the gun control debate seems to enjoy distorting the facts in order ...

to gain support from those who have little or no knowledge about firearms.

If your argument is valid it should stand up even when you use correct terminology . Distorting or lying about facts indicates to me that your side lacks substance.

The sad part is that if I chose I could argue for extremely strong gun control far more effectively than most gun supporters do and use the proper terms and actual facts. Gun technology is not rocket science and any average person can become fluent at discussing it with just a little effort. The internet offers a person the chance to research almost any subject from their living room. When I grew up finding information usually involved a journey to the library and a lot of effort once there.

Your side of the debate has many excellent points to make. You weaken your position with your lack of knowledge. It's a lot like debating the economic problems our nation faces in the future and not knowing the difference between the debt and the deficit. You make a stupid statement or an idiotic assertion and the point you are trying to make is lost because the other side realizes that you have no idea what you are talking about. You often ignore actual facts and discount them as NRA talking points.

To be fair, both sides of the gun control issue engage in stupidity. The NRA is often as guilty as the Brady Campaign.

We need an HONEST debate over gun control in our nation.

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