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Sat Aug 3, 2013, 05:15 PM

 

Gun "Enthusiast" In Your Life? Here, Let Me Make It Easier. (re: pro-gun talking points)

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/20/1180504/-Gun-Enthusiast-In-Your-Life-Here-Let-Me-Make-It-Easier

It gets old, doesn't it? It gets sooooooo old. We've all been there (and by "we", I mean people with a healthy view of guns) (and by "healthy", I mean we're willing to talk about regulation and don't use bickering over irrelevant minutiae like cartridge power or lack of a threaded barrel to deflect attention from the larger point, which is no more dead children)-- Sorry. I digress. Angrily.

Back to the point: repetitive talking points. It's getting to be like arguing with a forced-birther, especially on social media. The more fixated and fetish-driven of our gun-owning friends (you know who I'm talking about; the hardcore, I'm-gonna-start-killin-people-YouTube-video-making ones) can spit out the same, shop-worn talking points on command, and often do so rapid-fire, leaving you buried in a cross between word salad and half-baked-idea jambalaya. And what the hell do you do with that mess?

Well, if they're just going to be boring and repetitive, you might as well join them. So, as a public service, I've decided to write down some convenient anti-talking-point talking points. All you have to do is memorize a few key phrases, and you can turn back to your regular life with a minimum of commitment to the gun puppy yapping at your feet.

Join me below the fleur de kos. It'll save you precious hours and blood pressure.

So basically, the format here will be Talking Point (TP) followed by one or more simple Answers. Get the answers down, and all you'll have to do is repeat one of them whenever your "worthy" opponent stops talking. If you really get them down, you can enjoy a nice book while doing so. Ready?

TP#1: Guns don't kill people; people kill people.

Answer: (Eye roll) Then us good guys don't need guns, since we're only protecting ourselves from people, and not, you know, guns.
(Note: A particularly stupid argument deserves a particularly sarcastic answer. No need to be clever on this one.)

much more at the link
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/20/1180504/-Gun-Enthusiast-In-Your-Life-Here-Let-Me-Make-It-Easier

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Reply Gun "Enthusiast" In Your Life? Here, Let Me Make It Easier. (re: pro-gun talking points) (Original post)
Electric Monk Aug 2013 OP
BainsBane Aug 2013 #1
CTyankee Aug 2013 #2
Hoyt Aug 2013 #3
Paladin Aug 2013 #4
GP6971 Aug 2013 #5

Response to Electric Monk (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 05:28 PM

1. This one is good

TP#10: It's not fair to punish law-abiding, responsible gun owners because some whack job goes on a shooting spree!

Answer: But it's fair to let children be murdered because you don't want to be inconvenienced? Hold on, I'll fetch your Humanitarian of the Year award right now!

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Response to Electric Monk (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 05:50 PM

2. Hey, brutal, man!

These are the BEST! Nice to see them here. It seems that the NRA's stock answers that some of our NRA friendly RKBA friends use on us, are nicely rebutted. Altho most of us had our rebuttals before this was published...

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Response to Electric Monk (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 06:24 PM

3. These are quite good. Almost as good as listening to gun cultists respond


with right wing BS.

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Response to Electric Monk (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2013, 06:53 AM

4. This is a genuine public service. Many thanks. (nt)

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Response to Electric Monk (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2013, 06:10 PM

5. Thank you!

Excellent rebuttals! I can use # 5 answer "learn to shoot better" on a couple I know

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