I didn't know bombs were allowed by default like the gun is!?henry quirk wrote:Scott,
I 'interpret' nuthin'.
When bombs were used, the focus of the talkin' heads was the bomber.
When guns are used, the focus is on the gun.
I'm an 'anti-gunner' who does NOT declare guns as either 'good' nor 'evil'. I also understand this to be irrelevant and to what the vast majority of similar anti-gun supporters think too....
Anti-gunners are more than happy to see any one who doesn't view guns as EVIL as maladjusted, and gunners are more than happy to see anyone who doesn't view guns as a 'right' as commies. Me: just want both sides to shut up and leave me be.
As for ASSURING everyone has a gun: if Joe wants a gun, let him do what I did...go buy one with his own money.
Gun supporters though, DO interpret those people using guns as exclusively either 'good' or 'evil' and HEAR anyone else speaking in dissent as arguing from either the side of 'good' or 'evil'. So this accusation that ones against the EASE of the population to have guns is about judging the gun itself as having virtue or not doesn't hold. The rhetoric to draw this conclusion is to evade attention from the real concern: that we need limitations to assure THAT not everyone has ease to use such 'tools' when vulnerable to harm others indiscriminately. Gun supporters are supporters specifically because they fear another from using the same means to defeat them,...especially when or where they have unusual value in things that the majority is not privileged to.
A very good example is the point you make: that those, you assert, who WANT a gun can simply go 'buy' one, as if we are all so equally privileged in FACT! Buying things is not an arbitrary decision to just go out and CHOOSE to have. The gun supporting community usually have a privileged sense of entitlement to what they own beyond the average. Wealth is NOT a choice of ones character but of what they actually HAVE to begin with. I want a mansion. Can we all too just go out and 'buy' one for merely wanting it? And if I complain that I can't afford it, is it my lack of character or will power that prevents me from getting it?