Sunday, August 13, 2006

You Know I’m Right

I’m about to make a bold claim without any links to back it up, because I don’t mind living dangerously. Here goes: if you do a survey of people who support strict gun-control measures, over 90 percent of them will tell you they can’t stand the Bush/Cheney administration. Don’t trust it one bit. Deplore what our current leaders have done to America both domestically and in the eyes of the world.

So with minimal skill in the Socratic method you can ask certain questions and eventually get your prey to utter the following statement: “Bush and Cheney are turning this country into a fascist dictatorship! It’s worse than the Nazis! That said, agents of the government should decide who gets to own a weapon and who doesn’t.”


Anonymous A Moose said...

That said, agents of the government should decide who gets to own a weapon and who doesn’t.

Ain't hypocrisy great? Worse yet, when you check out here you see that the roots in the US of gun control are pretty well soundly anchored in racism.

3:34 AM  
Anonymous A Moose said...

Uh oh, link didn't work (dammit), try

3:36 AM  
Anonymous Postmodern Sleaze said...

The argument that most pro-gun control advocates I talk to goes something like this-

"Over-the-counter assault weapons and handguns are useless against modern millitary power due to the asymmetrical nature of modern conflicts- against body armor, Bradleys and modern tactics, even the best OTC-equipped private militia would be powerless against even the most ineffectual unit of the U.S. National Guard. Therefore, guns are only of use to criminals, and useless for defending our rights against government power- which can only be protected through speech and legal channels, since the martial power that the government can bring to bear is simply too great to resist."

I'm afraid that they have a point, and it's a rather scary one to think about- the only thing stopping the U.S. government from completely stripping us of our rights is their own restraint- the Cold War millitary-industrial complex has grown the power of the government to an irresistable level. Thus I tend to worry more about freedom of speech, proper legal procedure, and right to privacy issues than gun rights: while I support gun rights in theory, it seems like such a moot issue in the face of present-day reality that it doesn't really figure into my personal politics.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I'm not thinking so much of shooting down the government as shooting down the guy who might break into my home.

8:30 PM  

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