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  •  I had the thought lately (1+ / 0-)
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    that the "No True Scotsman" fallacy is used quite a bit by gun nuts.

    Person A:  No "Good Guy" would commit a mass shooting.
    Person B:  Well, that guy who last week you thought was a "Good Guy" shot ten people.
    Person A:  Well, then, he wasn't a TRUE "Good Guy"

    All gun owners are Good Guys until they use their gun to kill a bunch of people and then they are post hoc defined as Bad Guys.  You can't beat the logic.

    I'm not a Republican, but I'm saving up to be one. - Emo Phillips

    by GenXWho on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 02:46:16 PM PST

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