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AndyS

(14,559 posts)
Thu Jul 15, 2021, 02:35 PM Jul 2021

Yet more mind fuckery and mental masturbation.

So I'm in this discussion about real guns that look like toy guns and toy guns that look like real guns and the number of people that police shoot because of the confusion.

Think of it. Is that a toy that looks real or a real gun that looks like a toy or a . . . Ya' got a tenth of a second to decide.

So anyway the thread splits to those shot holding a replica gun and the children who would play with the real gun looking like a toy.

In come the gunners! So how do you explain away the people needlessly killed and the police officers saddled with the guilt of killing someone holding a toy?

The preferred way to diffuse the anguish of human life lost is to simply minimize it. “It's only a couple of dozen a year.” Really? Having a bb gun that looks like the real thing is more important than a couple of dozen dead people a year? Apparently so to gunners. But that's just the way gun violence is diminished in their own minds. Point out this set of deaths and it's only a few percentage points of the whole so not worth being concerned about. Dismiss this % and move to the next category and its % and before ya' know it all 40,000 dead and 150,000 injured are accounted for as not enough to spend time on. Voila! Gun violence dismissed!

They did the same with the possibility of a child playing with a real gun that looks like a brightly colored toy. Considering that between 40 & 50 TODDLERS under 4 shoot themselves or others every year what affect do you think the toy look-alike will have on those numbers? Answer? Almost nil. Not nil but almost nil. Not zero but close to 0 which means at least one and you're not prepared to limit it there. Again, not enough death to deprive a gunner of a brightly colored Glock that looks like a plastic toy.

Fun fact! Most toddler's injures are to themselves because their index fingers are too short to reach the trigger or too weak to pull it so they use their thumbs which turns the gun around. The gun is pointing at the child's chest or face when it fires.

So okay gunners, fair warning. File this heartless unfeeling argument right next to the one about deflection. I will call you out every time you attempt to use this molding pile of feces to justify your fetish. I will tell you in no uncertain terms that you've just admitted to all of DU that you could not give a shit about human life and the grief guns cause as long as no guns are harmed.

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Scrivener7

(51,209 posts)
1. It's very hard for some men to consider limiting their access to their penis substitutes.
Thu Jul 15, 2021, 02:40 PM
Jul 2021

A few kids can't be allowed to get in the way.

(PS: Cue the posters who always come out of the woodwork to say, "It's not a penis substitute! You're unoriginal!"

Uh huh.)

Scrivener7

(51,209 posts)
3. Actually, though it is the truth, none of the ones for whom it is penis compensator believes it
Thu Jul 15, 2021, 04:09 PM
Jul 2021

to be that. They are the ones who argue the longest and loudest that IT IS NOTTTTT!"

rickyhall

(4,889 posts)
4. Same way they think of Covid. 600,000 is only a small percentage of a population of 331 million.
Thu Jul 15, 2021, 04:20 PM
Jul 2021

Just a fraction, right?

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