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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Cunt Smasher, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Cunt Smasher

    Cunt Smasher Caligula Jr.

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    These fuckholes have no shame.

    http://nation.foxnews.com/obamacare/2012/07/31/democrat-uses-batman-shooting-hail-obamacare
     
  2. Don the Radio Guy

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    Never let a tragedy go to waste.
     
  3. NuttyJim

    NuttyJim Registered User

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    Exploiters gonna exploit
     
  4. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Wasn't the ACA passed before the shooting? How are they exploiting the tragedy by pointing out the benefit of upcoming laws?
     
  5. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    You mean aside from the person who misspelled "Asshole"?
     
  6. Don the Radio Guy

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    Are you seriously asking this?
     
  7. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    I really don't see how this is equivalent to Nancy Pelosi demanding that we ban all assault weapons the day after the Aurora shooting.
     
  8. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Perpetual propaganda.
     
  9. Bluestreak

    Bluestreak This space intentionally left blank.

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    But aren't all illegal weapons used for assaulting someone?
     
  10. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Plenty of legal weapons can be used to assault someone too
     
  11. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    However, they become illegal once one is misused illegally. Thus then, we need to make illegal things more illegal so it can appear that we care about resolving all things illegal.

    Because criminals care about not breaking laws.
     
  12. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Assault weapons, as defined by the 1994 AWB, are legal (in 47 states)
     
  13. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    <literal d0uche>They only become an assault weapon when used in an actual assault.</ld>
     
  14. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    What's this? Legal weapons? Ban them!
     
  15. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    Well, it's true. Assault is an action. That's like saying a gun is a murder weapon because it could be used to murder someone. I really hate the term "assault weapon" because it's something liberals came up with to create a reaction.
     
  16. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    Actually, the gun itself still isn't illegal. It's like saying a kitchen knife is an illegal knife because someone was stabbed with it.

    In the end, no guns are truly illegal in the US, even under state laws in places like CA and NY - SOMEONE can legally own them (Manufacturers, Title II dealers, LEOs, pre-ban weapons, etc), no matter how restricted they are.

    However, the act of possessing certain firearms can be illegal, depending on the individual's history, or if that firearm has been modified in some way to make possession of it illegal by that person.
     
  17. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    By making an emotional appeal instead of a rational one. An emotional appeal exploits the emotions raised by an event (in this case, the shooting), to cover up the irrationality of one's argument.

    In this case, the irrationality lies in the double speak of calling something that we are mandated to buy, and providers are mandated to sell us no matter the circumstances, "insurance". Insurance is something you get ahead of a potential negative development, to mitigate its effects in some way. If you can get the same exact thing afterwards, then calling that thing "insurance" becomes Orwellian newspeak, and any argument it is used in is irrational (commits the logical fallacy of equivocation).
     

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