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Old 09-08-2019, 03:52 PM
Abatis is offline
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Upper Bucks County, PA.
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Originally Posted by QuickSilver View Post
Touché. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that you posted it with sufficient thought and appreciation for how that cuts both ways.
I can appreciate that in theory. But in reality I have spent a few decades reading everything available on both sides of the argument and am very familiar with every aspect of the anti-gun position and every nuance of their arguments and I have witnessed the ever shrinking sophistication of the anti-gun argument.

My arguments against the ever stupider anti-gun positions remain the same they have been since the mid '90's, they are wrong for a reason and I still like to show WHY they are wrong . . . Don't think that I think that I will ever change THAT person's mind; I post for the lurkers. Look at the page views of any gun thread, they are always among the higher # of views. There are a lot of people interested in the topic and looking for honest debate and supported info. So, I post for them which is why I post the way I do, exact quoting and dismantlement of the other's statements.

Back in the '90's and early 2000's, both sides would present arguments like I present now, It was incredible and entertaining and informative. I started back on USENET in 1993 in talk.politics.guns; there were thousands of messages a day posted, hundreds of threads, all on law and policy and all the law was on the anti-gun side (the aforementioned "militia right" and "state's right" lower federal court opinions) until Emerson in 2001.

Nowadays, I search high and low (I'm registered on about 25 political boards) to enjoy again that supported debate but it is harder and harder to find. I do tire of being told I'm an uncaring monster, eager to step over the bodies of kindergartners just to rub my penis substitute. Those "arguments" get old quick

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