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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
There is no debate to be had.
The banners are intentionally ignorant of even the most mundane facts. They refuse to learn the differences between an AWB compliant rifle and a non-compliant rifle. They base their entire position on ignorance, fear and appearances.
You can only debate if both sides of an issue are informed and willing to learn.
I, with no knowledge of particle or theoretical physics, may as well be debating the scientists at CERN over how their magic atomic device will kill us all with a blackhole.
Just as pointless. Just as misguided. Just as idiotic
They want to "honestly" discuss something they cant be bothered to learn anything about?
All they want is to ram their desires down my throat. I'm just trying not to choke to death while being polite enough to not simply bite their arm off.edit on 22-12-2012 by thisguyrighthere because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by BomSquad
There is a lot of emotion surrounding the deaths in Newtown, CT and the renewed calls for more gun control. I understand and sympathize with the arguments of both sides. I would like to believe that both sides truly want what is best for ourselves and our posterity.
It is time to stop demonizing those that believe differently about this debate. We need to remember how to disagree without being disagreeable. Just because someone would like to see additional gun control it does not mean they want to oppress you and remove your ability to defend yourself. And just because someone would like to see less gun control it does mean they are nuts and want people to go around gunning people down on a whim. Both sides want the same results, greater protection for themselves and their families.
The problem is that there are diametrically opposed proposed solutions. Both use their own sets of assumptions to bolster their arguments. And both sides believe with a passion that their way is the way forward.
We, as a nation, need to have this debate, but we need to have this debate with a sense of respect for each other and each other's point of view. It is possible to respect someone's point of view without agreeing with it.
edit on 22-12-2012 by BomSquad because: I can't proof read with a damn...lol