TTAG reader PS writes:
Today, as I took a break from work to catch up on the comings and goings on Facebook I happened upon an NPR story about real, actual gun confiscation currently taking place in, drum roll, California. I couldn’t help but join the conversation. In political debates like these one can expect some level of emotionality, hyperbole and childishness coming from both sides. What one generally doesn’t expect, outside of suggesting that maybe blacks oughta be treated like whites in Mississippi in 1960, is pure venemous hatred. You know, the kind where someone says they hope a child dies. That’s what face booker James Morazzini said. About my child . . .
‘Patrick, I hope the next kid to die in a school shooting is the one in your picture. Let the folks like you that are so in favor of letting the mentally ill be armed feel the pain for once…’
I’m all about debate, and I understand that this is an emotional one. I’m also reasonably liberal when it comes to most social topics, so I feel like I’m predisposed to hear out what the other side says even if I’m never going to change my mind. I have to say, the other side has never seemed so repugnant and vicious to me. This particular comment is under Jack Cameron’s lengthy thread (50+ replies). I beg that you do not anonomize this asshole. He said it in public, so let it be public.
ED: What’s up with anti-gunners anyway? Why are so many so vicious? Or are there just as many overly aggressive pro-gun commentators on the ‘net?