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To: marktwain
First, we know that students all over America carry guns to schools every day, so schools are not really gun free.

Huh? What sort of argument is that?

Second, Fort Hood is a military base with lots of guns,

And the area where the shootings occured was a gun free zone for all but Military Police.

[A]nd Virginia Tech is a university with its own police force.

Again, the students weren't allowed to carry, making it a gun-free zone.

7 posted on 01/01/2013 8:17:29 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo
Your problem is that you are expecting the speaker, who is using language of logic, to actual make sense. He does not, nor does he care to. As long as the words are arranged in a "if-then" order, then he can say anything he wants, so long as it advances the Liberal line. You'll notice that he very quickly dismisses anything that doesn't fit the agenda as mere coincidence. It wasn't the removal of guns that increased the crime rate, it was already happening somehow. Therefore, the undeniable truth that they find inconvenient is dismissed, and now they can fill that void with any inane and weak correlation they see fit. (They do all this while ironically stating that the correlation of "less guns = more crime" is too weak to pay attention to, even though their lines are causality are usually far weaker, and often conjured simply out of thin air... Liberals are usually also highly irony-impaired.)

Sadly for us, the majority of Americans simply assume that since he uses the language of logic, his words must then make sense. Liberals also use the rhetorical question to great success with most Americans, as if it is "logic", when nine times out of ten, there ARE actual answers to their questions, and they almost always point to the opposite conclusion that they are conveying to the untrained minds. For example, "Why haven't we banned guns yet?!?" will be met with a cacophony of "ikr!!!"... when the actual answers to this question ("2nd Amendment" and "personal safety" and "the history of gun control before mass murder" etc) are rarely mentioned... and if mentioned, are usually met with VERY confused expressions, from listener and speaker alike. They assume that any rhetorical question must be the end of the discussion. They get the deer-in-the-headlight look when they hear an answer to a question. They know tha questions usually get answers... but the speaker gave a question that isn't supposed to get an answer... and they mull over that confusion, while the actual potential for making the intellectual connection between question and answer flutters away like a butterfly in a field.

9 posted on 01/01/2013 8:37:58 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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