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  •  This again. (0+ / 0-)

    The argument is as follows:  "Until you come up with a solution to X problem, I will not agree to your solution to Y problem."  

    Another variant of it is this:  "Because your proposal will not solve [insert list of serious problems here], we shouldn't be considering it until we deal with [repeat previous list of serious problems]."

    This is just a deflection.  It's invariably an argument for inaction, because the person making it knows full well that we cannot and will not be able to solve all problems simultaneously.

    Nice try though.  And I give you bonus points for the pull-the-heartstrings aspect of the argument.  Unfortunately, it's obvious you're trying to create a false conflict between gun control and measures to combat child abuse.  It's a pretty transparent ploy, but one that will probably have some emotional appeal.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:28:01 PM PST

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