Kyle wrote: Salesman, your rebuttal leads me to believe that you don't know what a straw man argument is. Get a dictionary. The world is not civilized. If post-Katrina New Orleans or post-earthquake Haiti is not proof of that, then you're blind.
civilized adjective ( DEVELOPED ) (UK usually civilised) /ˈsɪv.ɪ.laɪzd/
Definition describes a society or country that has a well developed system of government, culture and way of life and that treats the people who live there fairly
For an expert in strawman argumentation such as yourself, it is notable that you opted for two catastrophes that impacted negatively upon the operation of government and the rule of *law*. Thereby demonstrating that the normal situation is civilised.
Please provide your definition of "civilized" since the dictionary definition does not suit your purposes.
Kyle wrote: all forbidding me to be armed in public accomplishes is victimizes me without making the perpetrator suffer a bruised conscience.
Imaginary perpetrators don't have consciences - bruised or otherwise.
Lurker wrote: The opposition to Obama's current attempt to appease the Sandy Hook massacre aftermath is not so much about what he wants to accomplish with additional gun control measures but rather the method he has chosen to accomplish it.... executive order.
No, it is very much about what he wants to accomplish. The constitution is just another tool manipulated by left and right to suit themselves and their own prejudices.