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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sun May 1, 2016, 10:36 AM

4. So now you want to ban small-town gun shops, too?

Speaking out against sporting goods stores in small towns is ridiculous, and from a gun-control standpoint it is stupidly counterproductive to your cause. It is reactionary fundamentalism, not issue advocacy. A few seconds' thought would probably have even Bloomberg himself facepalming over this.

As I said in the other thread, I'll believe the gun control lobby is primarily concerned about violence when they stop targeting the lawful and responsible. And trying to eliminate small-town gun stores is pretty much the definition of "targeting the lawful and responsible".

And a note to the clueless: small towns with a "historical, agrarian feel" sold guns back in those historical, agrarian days. Heck, I'll bet you could buy high-capacity military-style rifles at the general store there back in the 1870s, if the town existed back then...

"Is a gun store, rather than, say, an Apple store, something that would make our downtown sizzle...?"

Because there's nothing that says "historical, agrarian feel" like an Apple store...

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