say hello to my little friend
in my speech class this summer, a student decided that for his "persuasive speech" asignment, he was going to talk about gun rights, from the perspective of a nra member. neverminding that by and large i agree with what he had to say, it was a horrible speech. poorly presented, poorly argued, the guy came across as just another ignorant redneck that dosen't know what the hell he's talking about, except that he wants his dagum rahfle, guvmint be damned.
after the speech, the class was feeling understandably argumentative. a large, socially-retarded individual behind me asked the question, what criminals couldn't have acces to guns? i turned around and said, in a calm manner, that i think the point is that you can't eliminate guns entirely, if you ban them they'll still be around. this, to me, seems like a simple fact, not an opinion. making something illegal dosen't mean that it ceases to exist; there are some good arguments for gun control, but saying that guns will vanish from the planet if we outlaw them is simply stupid.
well, this hefty 'tard, generally a pretty civil fellow, was outraged. when i told him that i didn't think you could totally eliminate all firearms, his face controted into an angry, condescending sneer, and he issued forth a spittle-spraying, indignant whine: "yes you can! you don't know what you're talking about! yes you can! YES YOU CAN!". it was borderline hysterical, he was practically screaming, i thought he might hit me, right there in the middle of class. all in response to one simple sentance that seems to me to be common sense.
well, i didn't know what to say, i was actually shocked. i was expecting a decent argument, but you can't argue with that variety of fanatacism. i just turned around and started talking to someone else, and the 'tard (thankfully) never said another word to me again.
so, to him and anybody else that thinks like him, all i can say is: come and get 'em