We Knew It Would Come To This

What is a fallacy?  An argument which uses poor or erroneous logic.  Fallacies are always wrong.

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One such fallacy is the slippery slope.  Advocates of 2nd Amendment rights have resisted laws which require government registration, saying that it is just a first step before outright confiscation of their firearms.

Those which advocate gun control laws say that these fears are based on a fallacy, and so must be wrong.  For some reason they never admit that they are wrong when the government starts to confiscate guns.

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2 Responses to “We Knew It Would Come To This”

  1. Sam L. says:

    Would you admit you were wrong if you got what you wanted? I think not.

    The slippery slope is an example of the salami tactic–you don’t complain because someone took a tiny slice of your salami. And then he takes another…

  2. Mycroft says:

    The problem with the slippery slope fallacy is that it is a “logical” fallacy, whereas politicians and other control freaks are never logical.
    Therefore, the slippery slope is not a fallacy where human politics are concerned.

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