It’s a little too late for this to be a scorching hot take on the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, but Slate has finally come through with a psychological explanation of why conservatives are “so obsessed with guns.”
— Slate (@Slate) March 1, 2018
We don’t expect anyone to click over to Slate for the explanation, so here’s a short summary: conservatives have less empathy, dislike change, don’t do nuance, see human nature as bad, are more moralistic … in short, that’s why they cling to their guns and religion.
So who wants to tell Slate that defending Second Amendment rights isn’t the same as “being obsessed with guns”? Guess how much conservatives would talk about guns if liberals weren’t trying to chip away at the right to own them?
Conservatives are not obsessed with guns. Conservatives don't talk about guns that much. Liberals are obsessed with guns. Conservatives are only responding to liberal hysteria. https://t.co/EyQP3LVfTS
— Kira (@RealKiraDavis) March 1, 2018
Liberals: GUNS! BAD GUNS! GUNS BAD! GUNS SCARY! GUNS GO! GUNS EAT BABY! GUNS! GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!
Conservatives: Guns again?
Liberals: See? They're OBSESSED! https://t.co/58v8E1Emab
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) March 2, 2018
"If you like it so much why don't you marry it" writ large. Discourse, America. We're having it. https://t.co/OCpVeNeM2p
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) March 2, 2018
Slate: *tweets about guns over 100 times in the past week*
Also Slate: WHY ARE YOU SO OBSESSED WITH GUNS? https://t.co/ggKYtvMwQN
— Charlie Peters (@CDP1882) March 1, 2018
Great, now do liberals who support the second amendment, you self-righteous prick. https://t.co/MB0xudzyPO
— Dead Agent (@Recursion_Agent) March 1, 2018
Just for fun, let’s see what Slate has tweeted recently about guns … since they’re liberals and not obsessed.
— Slate (@Slate) October 13, 2017
— Slate (@Slate) November 9, 2017
— Slate (@Slate) February 15, 2018
— Slate (@Slate) February 22, 2018
— Slate (@Slate) February 24, 2018
— Slate (@Slate) February 21, 2018
— Slate (@Slate) February 26, 2018
— Slate (@Slate) February 28, 2018
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