How come we can have a peaceful discussion about politics or religion, but....
...someone throws gun control and the Second Amendment into the mix and everyone wants to come out shooting?
When you take away someone's last measure of defense, of course they are going to have something to say. However, I have very seldom experienced a peaceful discussion about politics or religion. People are pretty passionate on those subjects too. But I will agree, the gun control issue is always in overdrive! Cops don't sit on my doorstep, protecting me from a rapist or killer, but my gun is always there and handy! Take that away and I have no immediate protection....
I have to agree with backporchstories in part. I have never heard of anyone having a quiet peaceful debate (discussion > argument) about their religious or political affiliations. However, i do believe there needs to be some greater gun control in this country, in that, it is way too easy for people with questionable pasts and mental illnesses to buy firearms. We can never totally rid our society of guns, but there is a safer alternative for people to protect themselves at home without being lethal about it.
It is recommended that everyone keep a container of wasp/hornet spray handy in every room. It shoots out a spray that goes 25 - 30 feet and instantly blinds the intruder without permanent damage. When you pick up a gun to aim it at an intruder who has a gun pointed at you, you can rest assured you probably will get shot first. When you pick up a can of wasp/hornet spray the intruder will probably just laugh in your face, but you will have the most powerful weapon to disable them.
I say Fear. The mind is who we are, and no matter the discussion, we are still left with knowing the way things are, our minds (whether agreed with or not), cannot be changed. The likelihood of physical attack over discussions (though it happens) is not an issue. Gun control is a major issue. It is a tangible item to which we can have access. But we wouldn't be so fixated on protection if we weren't so obviously aware of too many screwed-up people have them, too, including law enforcement. No one wants to think of some drunk or worse, attacking, or even a copy of some kind coming at us without due cause, and our having no defense. When I was attacked at 1 am by a no-gooder (ski mask, gloves,etc.) with my young son asleep, I could not have reached my bedside table for weaponry. ("Intruder" on hp). The cops said, "next time shoot the bastard, then drag him inside." (he was already inside) I really like d.williams' comment. I may be somewhat bohemian, but I couldn't stand having those cans around--great idea, just need camouflaging!
What said we can have a peaceful discussion about politics or religion?
that is because we love talking.... not listening. Even when others are talking we are listening to our one talk in the mind
We can have a peaceful discussion about politics or religion only when we never discuss these
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