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Response to flamin lib (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:22 AM

9. So gun makers sold two more guns because of you.

You bought two completely legal and readily-available guns, and destroyed them when you felt moral outrage. This means that when somebody else (or two somebody elses) were looking for those types of guns, instead of finding your used guns for sale at the local gun dealer, they bought two MORE new guns from a gun dealer. The gun maker got to make and sell 4 guns, not two, because of you.

Sounds like when the Moral Majority would buy KISS albums for the express purpose of publicly burning them. You know the band members were lighting cigars with $100 bills when those reports made the news!

I question the rationality of Dick's beliefs. I don't care if they're "sincerely held" or any of the other careful phrasing that people use when they step into issues for political reasons. Especially since Dick's is a corporate entity which has and is not capable of having morals, values, or ethics. Dick's Sporting Goods is a publicly-traded legal and financial construct that originated in some paperwork filings in some state government's archives. It does not and cannot have any morals or ethics.

So really what we have is a heartless, soulless corporate entity deciding that "assault weapons" are immoral, but still stacks piles of merchandise made by exploited labor. How many people a year are killed or maimed by the machinery used to make the name-brand sports apparel and gear that Dick's sells? More broadly, how many lives are damaged or ruined by working on that machinery?

Funny how Dick's management team doesn't have a "come to Jesus" moment about that. "Personal integrity". Yeah, sure. From a corporate entity.

You've taken the bait on this wedge issue and continue to wiggle on that hook regardless of how deep it tears into your mouth. "Assault weapon" bans were a creation of the DLC and Third-Way Democrats to make Democrats look tough on crime in a new and exciting way, and it's been backfiring every since.

Loss of the House in 1994, leading to the destruction of amity and cooperation on Capitol Hill between the parties by raging asshole Newt Gingrinch.

The farce of an impeachment of Bill Clinton, which is now empowering Dolt45 because Republicans get to call impeaching him "Democrats getting revenge for Bill Clinton".

George W. Bush, President.

Donald J. Trump, President!!!!!!

Gerrymandering, packing the courts, voter-suppression laws, and all the other goddamn terrible headlines I've been reading here on DU for over a dozen years because of your side's decision to press your "moral" vision of guns to the expense of everything else.

But hey, at least the rifles used at Sandy Hook wasn't an "assault weapon", right? God knows how many more kids would have died if he'd had a bayonet mounting lug!

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