Comment on The Wrong Way To Argue About Assault Weapons by William O. B'Livion
From Comments for The Captain's Journal
November 26, 2012 - 8:01am
She is making *exactly* the right sort of argument to someone who doesn't care about guns and doesn't want to know anything about guns.
Look, you and I have at least some understanding of violence. We *get* that you can't put enough police on the street to "prevent" crime. Not that you can't *afford* the police (you cannot) but that it simply is not possible to *identify* the bad guys before they commit a crime, and even if you could you couldn't touch them because htey'd broken no law.
You and I also understand that criminals are only half of it, that the other half is that active vigilance and a balance of power between the people and the state is necessary (well, no, a "balance" of power isn't necessary, it is necessary that we have MORE power).
But there's a significant number of people in this country, most of them Obama Voters who *do not get that*. They think th...
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