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Common sense!

When you’ve lost the logical and factual arguments, there’s no point in hiding your real motivations anymore.

As both sides in the gun-control debate mobilize for a possible second act on Capitol Hill, could we please retire the argument that taking step X on guns wouldn’t have prevented tragedy Y?

That talking point has been a recurring theme in the gun debate, from Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley to Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to the National Rifle Association. It even informed Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s response last week to Erin Lafferty, whose mother was shot to death in December at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “As you and I both know, the issue wasn’t a background-check system issue at Sandy Hook,” Ayotte said at a town meeting in Warren, N.H., defending her vote against the Manchin-Toomey bill adding a background-check requirement for sales at gun shows and online.

Yet arguments like that ignore the fact that step X—whether it’s expanded background checks or other proposals before Congress—might well have helped prevent or mitigate some horrendous past incident, and could spare us future tragedies.

Got that? Let’s not argue about whether this or that unconstitutional piece of gun-grabbing fascism would prevent the crime we’re using as an emotional whip to force the issue, because it might well prevent some other crime. So the argument about whether it will prevent crime needs to be “retired.” Because we lost that one.

Or in other words, the argument needs to be “retired” from use by the pro-2A side only. Liberal-fascists will reserve the right to keep using it themselves, naturally. We just need to stop responding with the actual facts, because doing so makes them look like the fools and liars they truly are.

Or in still other, simpler words: SHUT UP, she explained.

And remember, nobody is talking about such things as taking anyone’s guns away, or establishing any national databases to be used later on in the confiscations nobody really wants.

And, yes, expanded background checks might have kept Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold from killing 13 people and themselves in the 1999 Columbine massacre. Three of the four guns the two 17-year-olds used in the shootings were purchased for them at a gun show by Robyn Anderson, then 18. “I would not have bought a gun for Eric and Dylan if I had had to give any personal information or submit to any kind of check at all,” Anderson said in a statement in 2000. “I wish a law requiring background checks had been in effect at the time.”

An expanded background-check system is only as good as its database.

Oh. Um. Well. SHUT UP!

Newtown parents are aware that a better background-check system would not have kept guns away from Lanza, whose mother had a huge cache of weapons and ammunition in their home. But they and others involved in the push for expanded background checks and other new laws are looking toward the future, not the past. “They don’t want what happened to them to happen to somebody else,” says Malte. “That’s the overriding factor.”

And there it is, reappearing just that quickly: the very argument we’re supposed to be “retiring.”

Wanna know what the real “overriding factor” is? We will not comply with any new gun-grabbing legislation. If you persist, we will fight you. Holding people who haven’t killed anybody responsible for some random lunatic’s murders is a grave injustice. Stripping them of their single most important Constitutional right under false pretenses is a far graver one. When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.

We know what you people are. We know what you really want. You are not going to get it. Not without a fight.

Come and take them, motherfuckers.

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12 thoughts on “Common sense!

  1. Arguing with a Socialist or a Muslim or an anti-gun advocate is like playing chess with a pigeon. They will
    knock over all the pieces, shit on the board and then declare victory.

  2. Thanks, Dave. I hate it when kombucha comes out my nose. All over my computer. That’s an award-winning comment right there…

  3. Dave, I’m going to steal that! No apology either. It’s just too good to NOT steal!

  4. Not all Newtown parents are pushing for this. In fact it is the vocal minority. Don’t paint with such a fucking broad brush. You want to keep it real, start with your own blog

  5. Umm, what on earth made you think for a moment that I was talking about the Newtown parents who AREN’T “pushing for this,” pray tell?

  6. Because it says Newtown parents. It doens’t say some Newtown parents or a small minority of Newtown parents.

  7. Well, yeah, it does say that in the article I quoted…right before it says “they and others involved in the push” etc. If anybody is painting with too broad a brush, it would be the author of the quoted article, which actually wouldn’t be too surprising, given that she wants to make it appear as if Ogabe’s “90 percent of Americans” lie is actually true. But I’m confident most of my regular readers are smart enough to know just who I’m talking about here, and that there are actually Newtown families who lost loved ones in the atrocity who are trying to push back against them. I don’t feel as if I have to hold their hands all the way while I lead them to the proper conclusion, in the same way that I don’t feel I have to specify that not all Northerners who move South want to transform the place into the same kind of craphole they’re fleeing every time I talk about that group. Y’all know what I mean, I think. And those of you who don’t by now, if any, well, there most likely just ain’t a whole lot I can do to fix that.

  8. Dave that line “like playing chess with a pigeon” is gold. That is the perfect analogy for every interaction with the Left. I’m definitely grabbing that one.

    And the most troubling thing is, that’s exactly what their Leftist bible, Rules For Radicals, tells them to do. It’s not about beating an opponent on the field of ideas, it’s about clearing the field of opponents — period.

  9. Gunwriter Tam said it best after the uproar from Newtown. “I don’t care if every gun owner in the country shot someone yesterday. I didn’t! so F##k off.

  10. And along comes ‘Nuff Said to demonstrate Dave’s comment perfectly.

    ‘Nuff Said, if I want you to say anything I’ll read it from your entrails.

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