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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:37 AM

The Only Way To Stop A Bad Guy With A Frozen Loaf Of Zucchini Bread

Is A Good Guy With A Frozen Loaf Of Zucchini Bread
Unfortunately, even with the blood of children still wet on the floors, the very thought of a rational discussion proved too much for many leaders on the right. Alan Jones wanted to box Piers Morgan for suggesting that guns actually killed people. Rush Limbaugh and the frauds at Fox News got worked up, not because children were slaughtered, but because President Obama stood with children at a conference where he called for sensible gun controls. Within days it seemed the Gun Nut right had decided the only way to defend their untenable position was to turn up the volume, relying on cacophony, not logic. The absurd statements from the Gun Nut crew came so thick and fast, were delivered at such a high decibel level, and attended with so much bubbling anger, it was hard to know how to respond.

It was Voltaire who once said, “If you wish to converse with me, define your terms.” Maybe that’s the problem. Maybe both sides need to define their terms.

Let’s begin:

GUN NUT LOGIC: According to leaders of the NRA, any restrictions on types of guns or sizes of magazines sold, or mandatory background checks for all purchasers, particularly in regard to private sales, will lead inevitably—if not immediately—to gun confiscation and an end to all Second Amendment rights.

INTERPRETATION: If a child has a bag of Halloween candy and mom says, “You can only eat one candy bar before bedtime,” or “no candy now, it’s time for supper,” this means mom intends to confiscate the bag of candy. Mom is like Hitler.

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