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Response to gejohnston (Reply #43)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 01:59 PM

47. What ellisonz said.

The gungeon is easily the most right-wing corner of DU, a place where Democrats are routinely demonized and Republicans are routinely praised as saviors of "liberty", where FOX News and the Washington Times are considered reliable sources, while Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell (and most every other prominent liberal voice) are dismissed as "biased". Where professional global warming deniers are hailed as truth-tellers, and the loony ramblings of right-wing gun bloggers are given more credibility than scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.

I would guess that most of the pro-control people on this forum have views that are actually more gun-friendly than the average DUer. Most DUers don't even bother to come in here because of all the trolling and the right-wing propaganda. And I don't really blame them.

But those of us that do post here from time to time, we understand that we're taking a dip in the crazy pool. Being labelled an "anti-gun zealot" by the NRA crowd is a bit like being called a communist by the Ayn Rand nuts. As ellisonz pointed out, it's all relative -- once as we step out of DU Guns and back into the reality-based community, the term for someone who supports reasonable restrictions on gun ownership is "a sane human being".

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