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Response to Mosby (Reply #22)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 08:44 PM

32. "I 'think' gun shows should be banned in the US."

Since thinking clearly has little or nothing to do with the way your belief system has been developed, this post only serves to underline the manner in which your team has rendered itself irrelevant, given the pitch-perfect responses it attracted! So.......thank you very much!!!

Edited to add the fantastic description regarding culture war from post #20. Great job, E38!!

"Gun shows" are a means to carry out private sales if you are a non-FFL (few such "vendors," in my experience), but the venue is mentioned because gun prohibitionists are obsessd with looks, meetings, advertising, sport -- any physical representation of That Thing in general culture, and wish to bar gun shows de facto. Most of this country's prohibitions are suffused by the "dirtiness" of the act, the thing, the status which is proposed for prohibition. Witness the massive lines around gun shows post Sandy Hook. Gun-owners, like the cultures "attached" to any prohibition, are quite aware of this attempt at stigma, and respond aggressively and doggedly to ANY attempts to go after their culture (the same can be said of the "AWB". Some of these responses are ill-advised and over-the-top, but one can say the same of others subject to culture-war prohibitions: LBTQ rights, drinkers, dope users, minorities, etc.

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