Predicto Posted March 2, 2006 Share Posted March 2, 2006 There is a lot of subtle switching going on in these arguments. If I say "why do you need assault rifles?" - then you say - "not much crime linked to assault rifles - what's the problem? Gun crimes almost always involve handguns." So I say "ok then, why do you need handguns?" then you say "handguns are convenient for home defense, and you can use them for target shooting and hunting and stuff." So I say "Well, can't you defend your home (or truck) with a shotgun or rifle that cannot readily be concealed, and still do all the target shooting and hunting you want?" then you say "well, I need to defend America from totalitarianism, and that takes more firepower - like assault weapons." So I say "but won't the state basically overwhelm you anyway, just like at Ruby Ridge, unless you have something really powerful, like tanks and nukes and stuff?" and you say "Tanks and Nukes? Stop talking crazy!" I'm tired and I have to get back to work. I guess I lose. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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