Friday, June 17, 2016

Because instead of being dead, your loved one would be alive

"The notion that the answer to this tragedy would be to make sure that more people in a nightclub are similarly armed to the killer defies common sense. Those who defend the easy accessibility of assault weapons should meet these families and explain why that makes sense."

Well, it answers a question I've had for 9 years: He's stupid. I have been settled on evil. Of course he can be both.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or shot much earlier in some smaller dispute

4:12 AM, June 17, 2016  
Anonymous Denver Guy said...

I am dismayed how debate in this country has devolved into a contest between who can state their position with the most forcefulness. You look at something like the Lincoln/Douglas debates, and see two opponents respect each other's opinions, and seek to counter them with thoughtful arguments, not bombast.

So it does not "defy common sense" to suggest that were someone else armed in a mass shooting, lives might be saved. To suggest that preventing access to assault weapons (however that's defined) might be a solution, but it is by no means an obvious path to success, or even clearly something that could be achieved. There should be room for reasoned debate.

I of course am partisan, but from my perspective, it's the left's resort to bombastic, demagogic argument in the last 40 years that has given us Donald Trump, someone who I readily admit uses this style of debate (against left and right). Fighting fire with fire is his primary attribute in the eyes of many. One might argue that Joe McCarthy started this downward spiral, except he was thoroughly discredited and abandoned by the right as well as the left. It is the left that has labeled all disagreements with their position as racist, sexist and/or bigoted, leaving the right with no opportunity to attempt discourse.

7:28 AM, June 17, 2016  

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