Helping Gun Control Supporters Through The Five Stages of Grief
Jan 31, 201301:25PM
Denial: THERE IS NO RIGHT TO OWN A GUN! That's not what the Second Amendment means!
Actually, there is. That is what the Second Amendment means, and the Supreme Court has said so repeatedly for well over a century, until they broke it down into words even you can understand:
"Some have made the argument, bordering on the frivolous, that only those arms in existence in the 18th century are protected by the Second Amendment. We do not interpret constitutional rights that way. Just as the First Amendment protects modern forms of communications, e.g., Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 521 U. S. 844, 849 (1997), and the Fourth Amendment applies to modern forms of search, e.g., Kyllo v. United States, 533 U. S. 27, 35–36 (2001), the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding."."
There. Moving on:
Anger: You all support child murderers, hate America, are retarded poopyheads, living in a delusional world…
Boy, that was…special. I understand you're upset. However, name calling is not productive, and hate is not a liberal value. It's also generally understood to be a bad thing to stereotype an entire group by the actions of a mere handful.
Bargaining: What about some reasonable compromise? If you disagree with us, you're unreasonable!
That's not how it works. A reasonable compromise requires that you know the subject in question, not just bleat about being scared, and that you offer something in return. What are you offering in return?
Oh, I just remembered: Constitutional right. I don't have to bargain.
Depression: I hate America. All you gun nuts should go to some other country like Somalia.
Really? I'm an immigrant and I LOVE America. But if you're not happy with it, perhaps you should do the moving. Why am I obligated to make changes for your benefit? I moved to the country I like. You can do the same.
Yeah, will you please hurry up and get there so we can do something productive? We've spent a lot of time helping you with this process, and fighting it is only making you unhappy, and frustrating us. Please?