I wish I could say that I went with a clearly defined strategy for this argument and it was finely executed. It was not like that at all. I give her all the props to her: She called attention to the low-hanging fruit, put neon around and handed me the bat.
I did go in with a plan. Nothing legally complicated because people who run on slogans and memes have serious problems comprehend basic Civil Rights and moderately advanced legal terminology. I wanted to explain that when Background Checks provide a false positive and deny the sale to a law-abiding citizen, it is clearly unconstitutional and should not stand for one second. Imagine if you went to vote and you were subject to a BG check before doing so but got falsely denied. Hell, these people are shitting bricks a the idea of simply proving you are an American Citizen in order to register to vote!
So, when I saw her comment about registration, I could not help but smile.
All the “We really, really don’t want to take your guns away” and “We just want to make sure guns do not end with the hands of wrong people” excuses go out the window: For the love of God, there are almost 13 million background-checked, fingerprinted and photographed US Gov Certified frigging card-carrying Good Guys and she recoils at the idea that we should be exempted of any more background checks.
And it is a lovely thing when the are caught in a web of their own making. And I pray they remains that stupid because they become evidence we need to say “See? We weren’t bullshitting you. That is the way they think.” They are a great help to our cause.
So Andrea, this is for you:
PS: I am gonna leave Andrea alone for a while. I don’t want to be accused of being abusive by imposing by White Hispanic Privilege or some crud like that.