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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2015, 04:56 PM

63. It's a pretty transparent bit of sophistry, really

If one starts from the unexamined and unsupported assumption that 'guns are only for killing,' and then considers that most gun owners don't hunt then the obvious implication is that guns are for killing humans, and that's what gun owners want to do with them. All the other shooting sports therefore must just be training for and simulation of killing humans, and if gun owners haven't killed anyone yet it's just because they haven't gotten the chance to live out the fantasy.

It's an oblique way of framing gun ownership as anti-social, violent, pro-murder - and it all hangs on the bogus claim that guns* are only for killing. Your major bullshit call is right on target...


* I suppose one could fairly claim that many bullets are designed specifically for killing, or the infliction of maximum injury, but that doesn't extend to the gun that propels the projectile.

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