NeVer Trust Anyone Who Attempts To Disarm You!Submitted by dailypauler on Mon, 12/24/2012 - 12:16
GUN CONTROL: Seeking effective debate techniques that utterly obliterate the anti-gun argument.
NeVer Trust Anyone Who Attempts To Disarm You!
Sometimes, I really gotta ask myself, how many people ever give that line much thought? Those are some powerful words and the reasons WHY they are should be self-evident to anyone.
MANY debates are won or lost just in the first opening paragraphs. Why is that? Because the opening lines are the foundation of the premise. Thus, be the saying, "A house not built on a solid foundation cannot stand."
With that said, make sure all your foundational claims are based on facts, at least to the best of your abilities. This is a work to find the shortest yet most powerfully-worded truths to base our case on for "The RIGHT To Keep and Bare Arms.
I don't know about you but I get lost in trying to remember 10,000 different gun contol come back lines to fit all applications so I try to remember the smallest, yet most powerful to keep things simple.
When dealing with the anti-gunner, maybe an easy opening line into a debate on the topic should be, something like:
"I believe in the 'Right to Keep and Bear Arms' because, if the time arises, I am 'morally obligated' to act to help defend myself, family and country against evil".
In my mind, this puts the anti-gunner on the defensive based on self-evident FACTS and forces them to deal with the "moral responsibility" side of the argument.
This is not to lay claim nor imply that you or I am morally superior. BUT it is to imply that the anti-gun crowd "lacks fortitude" in this area.
Thus, you can say that you see yourself as "morally obligated" and then conclude with "And you and everyone else are also."
Maybe some of you can improve on this, but the challange is to make it as powerful as possible in the fewest words as possible.
Free People Have Guns. Slaves Don't.
For more information to consider on debate tactics and what you can do about it, see:
GUN CONTROL: The Right Argument?
The Time Is Now
THIS is a work-in-progress and may be updated from time to time in the neVer ending quest in 'up word reach' to acheive excellence.
This was originally posted under "How to Deal with the Anti-Gun Crowd," 12-24-12.