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  •  Yeah, all of those homosexual mass murders are (3+ / 0-)

    appaling, aren't they. And it's amazing how they manage to do it without even using any firearms.

    Here's an idea, why don't we civilize those folks and get them to start packing a pistol on their hip. Or, hell, really mainline them and get them to open carry an AR-15?

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 07:40:01 PM PST

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    •  If there weren't so many gay bashers (5+ / 0-)

      Pink Pistols wouldn't exist.  

      I'd love to civilize gay bashers but it would have been difficult, like trying to persuade the Spanish Inquisition to believe in religious tolerance.  

      I'm a 4 Freedoms Democrat.

      by DavidMS on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 08:12:10 PM PST

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    •  Congratulations! You win the bigot booby prize! (5+ / 0-)

      Today's award for lack of self-awareness goes to oldpotsmuggler, for failing to realize that bigots who equate things like homosexuality with pedophilia are ethically the same as those who equate gun owners with mass murderers.

      Today's booby prize pool includes a white hood, a badly spelled placard and a fetus on a stick. Please tell us which prize you want and where you want it shipped.

      •  This is the third diary I've seen RKBA members (6+ / 0-)

        either twist words of put words in people's mouths in order to then turn around and call them bigots.

        Do you guys go on a rotation system for these attacks? Draw straws?

        •  Go back and read the comments (4+ / 0-)

          "I find your open expression of a non-criminal and/or consensual behavior that I morally disapprove of to be a bad thing which should be banned, and I will characterize all people who do this with the absolute lowest and most criminal of people who share your characteristics."

          That would be an accurate description of both the homophobes I linked to, and the hoplophobes in this thread. For instance, oldpotsmuggler is making a clear link between "open carry" and "mass murderers". And when given a choice between criticizing his bigoted view or supporting it, you chose to support it. Classy.

          I point this out in the context of RKBA because other Kossacks are sensible enough that they do not need to be called out as racists, homophobes, misogynists, anti-Semites, etc., because they aren't. It's only on the matter of guns that the whole notion of what it means to be a liberal gets tossed in the trash. Because guns are a special snowflake for which the normal rules of liberal belief do not apply. It's like a special relief valve. Hooray, something we're allowed to be irrationally hateful about! I think this is a good point for a relevant Kossack quote:

          You seem out of touch with how more than half the country actually lives. When you project your imagination onto them, and paint all gun owners with a broad brush you reveal your tunnel vision and and a few other things about yourself, but contribute nothing to addressing the problems.
          If you find that the only difference between you and a hate-filled irrational bigot is the subject matter of the thing you are yammering about, there is a simple solution. Stop being that way.

          Or, you know, complain and play the victim card.

          •  Wait. (1+ / 0-)
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            Are you calling me a 'hate-filled irrational bigot' now?


            •  Are you? (2+ / 0-)
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              FrankRose, Neo Control

              Do you feel that non-criminal conduct (public or private) should be subject to the whims and fears of a moralizing and irrational third party?

              If not, then just say so in a straightforward manner and we can apply your answer to matters of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, reproductive choice, marijuana legalization, end-of-life decisions and guns.

              If you only agree with the first paragraph for everything but guns, then I cannot speak to the "hate-filled" part, but you could certainly qualify as "irrational" and the selective hypocrisy is certainly indicative of being a "bigot".

              Your choice.

              big·ot: noun ˈbi-gət\
              a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc. : a bigoted person; especially : a person who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group

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