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There's an Epidemic of Low-IQ Arguments Against Guns

• lewrockwell.com by Tom Woods

All right, probably not.

Ever since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, the debate over gun ownership – social media has been even more toxic than usual.

The gun-control side has in general been content to attribute vile motives to their opponents, and to contend that people arguing for gun rights prefer guns over their own children.

Their reaction has made the debate over the 73 genders seem downright civil.

I wouldn't say they're being dishonest. It's more that they genuinely don't understand – and frankly don't care to understand – their opponents, whom they know only in caricature.

This is standard fare for progressives. We know their positions inside and out, but they seem genuinely baffled by and altogether ignorant of what libertarians and conservatives believe. (In fact, Jonathan Haidt ran studies on this very question, and found progressives consistently do a much worse job explaining their opponents' views than vice versa.)

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