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  •  So let me see if I follow... (9+ / 0-)

    You suggest that there are three types of "anti-gun" posters here:

    1. Those who want to ban/confiscate all guns and are honest about it.

    2. Those who secretly want to ban/confiscate all guns but are pretending/lying that they don't.

    3. Soft-hearted but naive people who want to save children, etc.


    The paranoia evidenced in your distinctions is clear.

    What about people here (probably the vast majority) who respect the Second Amendment and would like to see limits on magazine capacity, for example, or simply a more beefed up background check system?

    I guess they'd fall into your second category of "liars" because what they really want, ultimately, is confiscation/ban.

    Good lord...

    •  That's How I See the Problematic RKBAs... (4+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, sidnora, FogCityJohn, mrblifil

      I don't mind hunters.

      I don't mind gun enthusiasts taking the kids to the range or skeet-shooting.

      I don't mind people who keep a handgun /shotgun / 22 (hopefully unloaded, with bullets in a separate drawer) for protection for their family.

      I believe that gun-owners who think they need an arsenal to protect themselves from their government are a bit insane, and they are the ones pushing this argument so far out into cray-cray land.

      Yes, meaningfully reduce arsenals in the homes of America.  Make the shooter have to re-load after six shots.  Make it so he can't fire bullets as fast as his finger can twitch.

      Why does this all seem so hard?

      Because you are arguing with deluded people.  As you say, its when you mix in a little paranoia with the reason that you get statements such as "registration enables confiscation", without any follow-up, such as you are trying to provide, which is "but the government will never do that."

      They cannot hear that last part.  Their neurons seem to freeze on the first part.

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