Discussing 'Gun Control', a point that needs making....
discussing the issue of 'Gun Control' with people bent on disarming the
citizenry, no matter the consequences.... there is nothing to talk
the other hand, when speaking to people of good intent, but perhaps
poorly informed or having been led down an illogical path.... there is a
line of questioning that's proven immensely valuable. It sidesteps all
other points, leaves the Constitutional angle out completely, and calls
into question every single gun control law already existing. It's
such an easy and honest argument to make, such a salient point to make,
that those who devoutly argue in favor of disarming citizens invariably
refuse to even acknowledge the question. It's such an obviously
unattainable point to a mind already closed to thought, that person
utterly ignores the question, refusing to even admit it was spoken. It's so simple, really. It's just these two little sentences.... which drive straight to the heart of the debate, re-framing it completely in the terms of Human Rights.
Do human beings have the right to defend themselves? If so.... do human beings have the right to own the means of defending themselves? Try
it out on yourself. Roll those words through your mouth and give voice
to them. Can you imagine an argument against the basic right of human
beings to defend themselves against violence? Now, carried one
logical step farther.... who can argue that people have the obvious
right to do something, but no right to the means of doing it? It would be akin to claiming people have a right to breath, but no right to lift their head above the water. The
next time you find yourself debating 'gun control' of any kind, take
the discussion t o these points.... and go no farther til you have an
answer. It's a matter of Human Rights. It's a matter of right and
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