Why The 'Slippery Slope' Argument
Is More Than Narrative

By Tom Knighton. March 22nd, 2019

Right now, much of the news surrounding guns is about New Zealand, and understandably so. What happened last week was horrific. There's no other way to describe it. Forty-nine people lost their lives to a madman. There's nothing about that which isn't evil.

In his manifesto, the killer clearly stated he wanted to trigger gun control here in the United States to spark a civil war, one he figures would divide the nation down racial lines.

Now, anti-gunners are wanting to give him just that, despite years of warnings of what will happen should anti-gunners push too far.

In the discussion of why gun control won't go as far as New Zealand's knee-jerk reaction, I came across this argument: .....

The 'slippery slope' has been ongoing for a very long time, and often ignored by many who meekly accept what seems only a small infringement before another comes along. The term "creeping incrementalism" would seem appropriate because over time the erosion of rights becomes such that they have effectively been diluted, and yet, they are not open to infringement as they are always innate rights.


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