Thursday, February 17, 2011

Why modify the phrase "gun control?"

The gun control crowd doesn't often advocate for "gun control" anymore.  Instead they attach adjectives like "reasonable" or "common sense" before it.  Why is that? 

My guess is that when people hear "gun control" by itself, they imagine a Massachusetts-like scheme that makes it as costly and inconvenient as possible to be a gun owner, and gives local cops the ability to seize your guns on a whim.  An authoritarian system. 

But reasonable gun control, or common sense gun control - what is it exactly?  It sounds to me like "gun control, but don't worry we're not taking away your deer rifle."  It's a slightly less insidious marketing term for the layperson.

So my question to the anti-gun bloggers is: at what point does reasonable gun control become unreasonable gun control, and when does common sense gun control become retarded gun control? 

I'd like to hear from you. 


1 comment:

  1. its marketing, or otherwise known as the "Big Lie" all being just another name for propaganda.

    Also working on getting the elusive gun ownership.