We had been going on at some length regarding the so-called "Assault Weapons" Ban and gun registration, but here is his last comment. He begins by quoting me:
"Actually, I was completely sincere in my request for facts to support
No, actually you were trying to draw me into a brawl, despite the
fact that I politely asked you not to, so let's please cut the bullshit,
OK? Even if I were to waste my time pulling up the "facts to
support my position," you'd find a way to shoot each and every one of
them down, anyway. That's how mind-numbing, ideological arguments work.
Calling me an "anti" because my opinion doesn't dovetail 100% with yours
is like accusing me of being soft on nation defense because I don't
support the war in Iraq, i.e. it's ridiculous and, frankly, beneath both
of us. I'd venture a guess here and say I probably own more god-damned
guns than you do.
Look, Dan - you're clearly very passionate about this issue, whereas I'm
not. As I said, I have absolutely no fear of the government coming into
my home and confiscating my weapons. And I don't need talking points,
statistics and citations to hold what is a pretty innocuous opinion on
I would take AH's advice above and save your chest-puffing for someone
who really wants to take you on. Heaven knows there are plenty to choose
from. I enjoy having you on my FL, but I'm not going to pulled into a
pissing match that I honestly couldn't care less about. To wit, I'm going
to ask you - once again - to please drop it here and move on, OK? If I've
genuinely offended you with my opinion, you know where the fuckin' door
I meant exactly what I said. I've been researching this topic for years and have never found any information to support your position. That doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't exist, so if you've got it I'd like to see it. Of course I would apply the strictest analysis to new information that contradicts what I've found in the past, but I still want to see it.
I said you were anti second amendment because you support ideas I believe to be completely contrary to it (i.e., the AWB and universal gun registration). I don't know if you own more guns than I do, but if you want to measure dicks, may I suggest we compare freedoms instead? I live in Virginia and have a CHP. I can carry concealed almost anywhere I go, and do so on a daily basis. We also have open carry here. Since you live in Chicago (!), I imagine my daily activities are felonies for anyone there without the proper connections.
As to your complete lack of concern regarding government confiscation, may you always be right. I consider your opinion to be far from innocuous.
"If you don't like it, get out" is a weak way to end a debate.