Really? Not one?
Paul Alan Clifford

Oy. I have to respond to few things.

1. Don’t accuse others of being “short on facts” when you have none yourself. It’s a bad look. I brought data to the convo, you said you wouldn’t bother posting links and pulled stats without citations out of thin air.

2. Comparisons to Nazi Germany are inane. I recommend reading Hannah Arendt’s trilogy on totalitarianism for an understanding of how and why the unique circumstances that led to the rise of Hitler aren’t akin to today’s America.

3. On that same note, have some faith in your fellow citizens and our men and women in uniform. Do you really think we are going to elect a neo-nazi, and do you really think our military would turn their weapons on us (not to mention did you bother reading my article and do you know that drones render your guns useless?). Forgive me for having faith in my fellow Americans and our military to prevent your paranoia from becoming reality.

4. Sword. Sweden. Yesterday. Again, did you read what I wrote? You’re playing to my points. Or perhaps you suggest we send our troops to battle with swords. Anything can kill. Guns are designed to kill, and they do so with a higher degree of lethality than swords, fists, or crock pots. There’s a big difference.

5. Most distressingly (and again without data since you didn’t bother with that), your apparent callousness towards the fate of criminals isn’t befitting a man whose profile says he’s a churchman. I’m an atheist, and yet I know Jesus spent his time with tax collectors, prostitutes, and other criminals. In fact, in his second to last breath he went so far as to pardon one. I hope America’s churches are doing a better job spreading the message of the man than your (unverifiable) point would leave me to believe. Even if 2/3 of gun murders are by criminals towards criminals we have a problem. And again, you bring no data to the convo…

In the future, please read the post in question and respond with data before accusing others of being short on facts.

Good day.

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