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Apparently, You Can’t Support the 2nd Amendment Unless You Have a One-Track Brain

This image is going around the social media tubes:

Image: If you say the word BUT after you say that you support the 2nd Amendment, you DON'T support the 2nd amendment

Let’s test that principle by extension.  How do these sound:

If you say “I like the color yellow but that sweater looks horrible on you,” you don’t support the color yellow?

If you say you love your husband but he needs to stop hitting you, you don’t love your husband?

If you say “I support your free speech, but boy oh boy what you just said was stupid,” you don’t support free speech?

As F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”  The person who came up with this Second Amendment meme appears to be arguing to the contrary, that any thought in accompaniment or addition to monolithic support for a position is a betrayal.

2 thoughts on “Apparently, You Can’t Support the 2nd Amendment Unless You Have a One-Track Brain”

  1. longtail says:

    How can you have a “well ordered militia” without gun registration and background checks?

    1. J Clifford says:

      You fill out all the blanks correctly on the order form for your sniper’s rifle and armor-piercing bullets, apparently.

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