Saw on the news yesterday that the left in America had wheeled out some poor lady who had been shot in order to support their contra-constitutional claims that American citizens should not have the right to defend themselves against state tyranny. This is a blatant appeal to emotion - a well recognized fallacy.
There is second logical problem underlying all this: There is an unspoken assumption which rests behind much of American political life, which is that politicians are special people, but that assertion is false. Politicians are employees, working according to the terms of a short-term, temporary, rolling contract. That is all. As the saying goes, they work for us.
The truth of the matter is that if any politician cannot carry out the work they are employed to do for any reason, be it health-related, getting run down by a car, or whatever, then America does not grind to a halt. Hardly. They are forgotten about in a week, and we get someone else in to do their job.
Politicians fall ill, have accidents, and die all the time, just like ordinary people - because that is what they are. They are not special, and if they want a society where no one can defend themselves, then what they need to do is lead by example and give up all their armed bodyguards immediately.
So long as American politicians cling to their own gun-toting bodyguards, and the pseudo-religious fantasy that they are special people, their attempts to strip the citizens who employ them of the means to protect themselves from state tyranny will stand exposed as nothing but a blatant power grab, based on fallacies and lies.