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Response to beevul (Reply #53)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 10:18 PM

55. I think they just desperately want to think of themselves as "moderates" on gun control

 

It's an ego thing for them IMNSHO, where they really need to see themselves as reasonable and "common sense" just looking for "solutions" and "compromise". Only they have the unique insight to solve this knotty problem.

At least until you ask that big question about what they're willing to trade off.

They really only know what the bumper stickers and Bloomberg press releases have told them and think they are right up to date on what's happening. Then they can't deal with being faced with actual facts from neutral sources like DoJ or the FBI.

To them the problem is we're all just too stupid to see how reasonable they are being to us neanderthal gun nutz.

My recent favorite was in another thread, where a Brit refuses to accept any facts from his own police departments on crime and violence. Just keeps ranting about how horrible America is with guns

But they all start the discussion with all the same old tropes trotted out in short order, "magazine limits", "Don't need this or that" all while repeatedly reassuring us how "reasonable" they want to be. As long as we recognize their brilliant insights and accept what they demand.

Sorry, I'm through playing nice with the delicate flowers.

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