One reason the gun rights conversations keep going around in circles has to do with the familiarity each side has with the other guy’s answers.
We are ‘innoculated’ to arguments simply because they are so familiar to us.
Because they are familiar, we don’t listen very carefully to the underlying ideas and we overlook their implications.
We get nowhere.
Every so often, a fresh idea comes to the surface and opens a new line of thinking… one that people haven’t already been ‘innoculated’ to because of that familiarity.
That is an opportunity to break through the wall with anyone interested in an honest exchange. And that’s why 1-on-1 conversations will be more important than the big national debates in many issues.
Here’s one guy doing exactly that on the gun debate. Reframing in a way that might give many ‘gun-grabbers’ a reason to stop and reflect on what it is they are REALLY asking for… and how that compares to the results they claim to want.
Trudeau is pushing his gun control laws.
Watch this guy explain gun control and how the government can take things away once they have that control. pic.twitter.com/SgkHuErIGE
— sonofabench (@therealmrbench) November 14, 2023