Friday, October 16, 2015

Qualified Opinions

If you're not at least passing familiar with the NFA of 1934, and why Miller lost his case,  can't tell me what the GCA of 1968 changed, if you don't know what the Lautenburg Amendment is and you can't state the arguments both pro and con for all of the above, don't know how the NICS works, aren't familiar with the concept of BIDS, and have never had a background check done on you...

Then you have no business commenting on gun control in America. Go take your place at the children's table. Come back when you're finished your broccoli. Your opinion is no more valid on this topic than on nuclear physics. If you haven't done the work to understand the situation and concepts before spouting off at the mouth (or keyboard) then you are the epitome of the aphorism: “Opinions are like assholes; everybody has one and it's full of shit.”

Note that it takes no particular quality, education, privilege, class, or sexual orientation to inform yourself. It simply takes intellectual honesty and a little reading comprehension and effort.

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