Been there. Done that. Let’s move on.

Even on the Huffington Post anti-gun posts get swamped by comments from the pro-gun side. It wasn’t very long ago that there was an almost fair battle in the comments. It doesn’t seem to be that way anymore.

The latest one I looked at was We Need a Serious Gun Control Conversation by Greg Palmer. He begins with:

Can we have a conversation about guns now?

I contributed Just One Question but really my response should have been something along the lines of the following.

Huh? I have been having “serious gun control conversations” for just under 20 years now. And in many ways I am a newcomer to the “conversation”. Read Neal Knox – The Gun Rights War for history that goes back over 40 years.

Let me give Palmer a recap of the last 40 years.

We had the “conversation”. Your side lied, cheated, and took unfair advantage at every opportunity. But still your side lost. Big time.

You side lost the safety argument and your side lost the legal argument (see the U.S. Supreme Court decisions D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago). You have no arguments left. The conversation was over years ago and all you are doing now is whining about the outcome. Go tell your problems to a therapist because the adults in this conversation aren’t interested in your delusions of relevancy.

2 thoughts on “Been there. Done that. Let’s move on.

  1. “…the adults in this conversation aren’t interested in your delusions of relevancy.”

    Hmm. I’ve often said of the left that they’re in a desperate quest for relevancy, but this brings up a broader set of possibilities.
    1. They know (or feel) they’re irrelevant, so they’re desperate to find relevance.
    2. They know (or feel) they’re irrelevant, so they act relevant as a cover.
    3. They actually believe they’re relevant, in which case they’re more screwed up than I imagined.
    4. They know that they should be relevant but have no clear idea of what it means. This I believe is where the term “make a difference” comes from—they never say what kind of difference.

    There are other possibilities. For example, we could get into whether they know that they’re both irrelevant and untrue, or they actually believe that they are both relevant and true…

    But as you say; this is more a problem for the psychiatrists.

  2. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised any more, but that comments section seemed even more stunningly pro-gun than usual.

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