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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-11 09:00 AM
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255. hee hee, this is such fun
I am saying that people who walk around in public displaying firearms are assholes.

Now, I couldn't say that I've never met a progressive individual who was an asshole ... but there are many ways of being an asshole, aren't there?

No one who walks around in public, as an ordinary member of the public, displaying a firearm is acting consistently with progressive values.

I'm sure that there are progressive individuals who occasionally act contrary to progressive values. I'm sure I do sometimes. There are blurry lines. I'm not seeing any blur in this particular instance.

So that's the prima facie case.

Walking around in public displaying a firearm is not consistent with progressive values, uppermost among which is the opportunity for all members of society to participate fully in the benefits of membership.

That value implies equal access to the public spaces of the society, be those spaces physical or economic or social or political, without discrimination or intimidation. The displaying of firearms in a society's physical public spaces is fundamentally inimical to that value, just as hate speech in its political spaces, exclusion from its social spaces and unequal opportunity in its economic spaces are.

If there's a rebuttal, I haven't seen it.
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