View Single Post
Old 12-04-2015, 08:23 PM
Common Tater is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,854
Originally Posted by Scumpup View Post
I am saying that criminals must change their ways if the violence is to end, not honest citizens who own guns.
The weltanschauung of true believers doesn't allow for that kind of thinking. At all. There is no distinction to be made, there are no good guys. You can catch this in the verbiage used in news stories once you know what to look for, usually almost content free, third person twice removed kind of stuff aka "mistakes were made" language. Language matters, the narrative.

The perpetrator of an armed robbery, for example, will often be described as "the victim" if he is shot in the course of the crime.