The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
I could say the exact same thing about many if not most conservatives. Just with a slightly different context.
Rev. Sensing presents a logical, cogent, and easily-read dismantlement of the anti-gun mantra. The problem is that in order to change the thinking of the anti-gun bigots who value their desires more than your lives, you first have to present evidence sufficient to show them their point of view is based on false premises. Yet even though such evidence is easily found, and is incontrovertible, you will not often succeed. Absent their participation in a combat patrol or a severely life-threatening event in Walmart's parking lot, they will refuse to comprehend. Most cannot afford to change their minds because to do so would mean they are probably wrong about many things, that heir belief system is not entirely accurate, and for those with strong morals, would also mean that they share guilt for the many crimes perpetrated against the many people they’ve stripped of the means of effective self-defense.
Juris_Imprudent said " I could say the same thing about most conservatives." Not all liberals are anti-gun, and not all conservatives are pro-gun. This is not a political viewpoint; it's about the inability, the refusal to recognize reality unless and until it hits you in the face. Think unemotionally - inanimate objects often called firearms don't do anything on their own. Just as sticks, clubs, stones, vehicles don't, there's always a human activating the fire control actuator. If that human is a law-breaker, then what value is there in passing a law that strips self-defense from ONLY the law-abiding? It may sound trite but it's true, Guns Don't Kill People, People Use Guns and Other Tools to Kill People. You will never be able to "fix" those of criminal mind, so why give them the advantage?
"You will never be able to "fix" those of criminal mind, so why give them the advantage?"
Yes, you will. You just need Obama to fart rainbows on them. Obama rainbow farts fix everything.
I live about 10 miles from a paper mill. The other day when we were downwind, someone who did not recognize that delightful aroma walked into a conversation and said, "Geesh, who's the wiseass that farted?"
I did my best to look presidential and full of gravitas and said, "Hmmm, someone who farts wisdom? That would be Barack Obama."
At which point, as they say, the meeting broke up.
"Yes, you will. You just need Obama to fart rainbows on them. Obama rainbow farts fix everything."
Wrong, dead wrong. The unicorns fart the rainbows - and The One simply needs to think for a second or two to conjure up whole herds of the little beasties. Geez, it always happens this way, some boob doesn't get the word....
Damn, missed national ammo day, I needed a reminder!!!
I finally got my national healthcare lobotomy scheduled, so I can see the unicorns and smell the holy farts too!
Thing is, it's not until 2017, and since the Mayan calendar runs out in 2012, I guess I'm outta luck.
"I finally got my national healthcare lobotomy scheduled, so I can see the unicorns and smell the holy farts too!"
Just in time, too! I heard on the radio this morning that Tom Daschle will be in charge of it!