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[–] l_l_l 2 points 31 points (+33|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Not quite. I think it's more accurate to say "McDonald's made me fat" as a corollary.

In either case, it's not really true. A gun is not capable of forcing you to kill any more than McDonald's is forcing you to eat there every day. However, both guns and McDonald's are about efficiency. Guns are designed to be extremely lethal with extreme low effort, just as McDonald's is made to deliver an absurd amount of harmful calories that goes down really easily and cheaply.

Removing either one would make harmful things less efficient. This much is undeniable. The only question is whether the harm reduced would be worth the cost to liberties.


[–] TynanSylvester 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

A balanced argument on the Internet. Shocking! And well said.


[–] jaceame 4 points -4 points (+0|-4) ago 

Oh sorry I'm late. Now I you don't mind I'm going angrily ramble about the Jews controlling the media, the blacks being the only violent people, and about how 911 could have been stopped by less gun laws.


[–] hypercat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I just had McDicks today after 12 days of running around in the desert burning a ridiculous amount of calories. I lost 5 pounds. That burger was fucking delicious. Maybe we should invest in moderation classes. Or don't be a dumb fuck classes? I have never shot a person, nor have I ever gotten fat. Because I have a mild amount of common sense. Shit, I'm drunk. I have honestly forgotten the previous comment but I think were agree. :)


[–] Balrogic 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Nope. Spoons. Without spoons they wouldn't have been able to shovel all that icecream into their mouth. Without guns, those crazies wouldn't be able to shovel as many bullets into their victims. Food is the bullet, the spoon is the gun. Blaming McDonald's is like blaming an ammunition salesman. It is not like blaming the gun. Stay consistent with the premise if you're going to correct people.


[–] l_l_l 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I already outlined the basis of my analogy between junk food and guns: they both greatly increase efficiency in causing harm.

The parameters you've chosen to limit the analogy are completely arbitrary. Food is the bullet, why, because it is something that enters your body? You are trying to force the literal meaning of something that is not literal. Analogies can compare all sorts of dissimilar things. Learn about it.