Posted July 26, 2018 2:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

When you’re involved in any kind of debate, it helps to try and understand the other side. You can understand their arguments well enough to address the underlying assumptions behind them.

However, that’s a nuanced understanding of debate that’s lost on many folks. This is especially true of younger people who are still fairly new to the idea of debating the issues.

It’s especially true when we’re talking about the Parkland Kids who decide to reframe everything we argue as something else entirely.

“How do you respond to the argument that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun?”

“That argument is not saying, ‘We need to stay safe. We need to stay protected. We need to save our lives.’ It’s saying, ‘Let’s add more guns to the situation.,” Ryan Deitsch responded. When someone in the crowd booed Ryan’s answer, Kyrah Simon glared down the heckler and grabbed the microphone.

“That argument honestly shows that someone has a far greater attachment to a gun than a human life,” she said with conviction as the crowd jumped to its feet and shook the room with applause.

So much dumb in just two paragraphs.

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Source:: Bearing Arms

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