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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Next time you see a "X% of Americans favor an AWB" poll keep this in mind:
In the Reason-Rupe national survey conducted from January 17-21, 2013, respondents were asked the following open ended question: "In just a few words, how would you describe an assault weapon?" The answers, as transcribed by the interviewers, are presented below.
None of these idiots know what they're talking about
We're supposed to be an intelligent society of high thinking humans, right? So why is so much legislation rooted in complete ignolrance?
Originally posted by vtr99
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
In case anyone hasn't seen this, it's pretty excellent.
I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description ["hard-core pornography"]; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that. [Emphasis added.] —Justice Potter Stewart, concurring opinion in Jacobellis v. Ohio 378 U.S. 184 (1964), regarding possible obscenity in The Lovers.