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Ignorance on Parade

Someone go explain to this guy that you hunt birds with shotguns and not rifles, and that the vast majority of us that have so called “assault weapons” use them for competitive and recreational target shooting, and not for poaching bald eagles.

It’s amazing these people don’t even bother to learn anything about the people they malign.  I think it’s important to counter a lot of these bogus arguments, but we have to be polite and keep to the facts.  If you just insult people, no one will take you seriously, and you’ll just give them more reasons to justify their hatred of our community.

5 Responses to “Ignorance on Parade”

  1. Retro says:

    [quote] If you just insult people, no one will take you seriously, and you’ll just give them more reasons to justify their hatred of our community.[/quote]
    You mean the way they insult us?

  2. Sebastian says:

    Yeah, but let them be the boneheads. Two groups of people shouting at each other doesn’t really influence anyone. In the end it’s not really about influencing the people attacking you, it’s about influencing the people who might be reading and may have some prejudices, but a relatively open mind on the issue. You’ll never convince the zealots, who are the people who insult us, but you might convince other folks who aren’t direct participants in the argument.

    We have good arguments and better facts on our side. We can stick to those, I think, and accomplish more than we would just throwing insults back at the zealots on the other side.

  3. straightarrow says:

    I don’t know if you are aware of this, but the only thing that works with people not interested in truth or principle is force. I am tired of not using it.

  4. Alcibiades says:

    I’m not anti-hunting or anti-gun. But I gave up talking about this issue years ago. Thanks for reading and good luck!

    Huh, he publishes an anti-gun screed and says he’s not there to debate it. We just have to accept his fearmongering.

  5. Sebastian says:

    It’s all a little strange, I have to say.

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