As if the debate about firearms in the United States wasn’t already absurd enough, some gun control advocates have decided to slander those standing up for the Second Amendment. Though they keep their comments restrained to social media, and the occasional shouting match, they still expose their ignorance. Consider the following exchange with the man credited with dispatching Osama Bin Laden.

“It’s really entertaining to listen to kids who know nothing about guns tell sensible gun-owners how many rounds they need to protect their families,” O’Neill tweeted. Tweets like that don’t go unanswered.

The answers, though, seemed surprising. Many who took umbrage with O’Neill’s tweet fired back with emotional attacks that were a bit off target. They accused O’Neill of some kind of elitism and sought to dismiss his point of view becasue, they assumed, he’d never been shot at.

The link in that tweet is rhetorical gold. Or it would be, if it hadn’t been deleted by its author. The post was penned by “@thcinemashow” who may or may not have been shot at. Regardless, The offending comment was quickly taken down.

This is the internet, though, so you know it still exists. And here it is, courtesy of the old-school screen shot.

O’Neill has been shot at a time or two. And he’s shot back, more than once. He has at least a passing familiarity with guns and their various uses. Odds are, he likely understands the difference between an all-out-assault and a defensive scenario, and he likely knows, first hand, how firearms are useful in these, and many other situations.

Yet logic rarely enters into the debate. The current state of American politics is ruled by emotional response. While O’Neill has all of the credentials and experience he might need for the debate, his opponents will continue to misjudge becasue his relatively calm and collected demeanor.

For more evidence of that, check out these videos.

Source: The Tribunist

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