Saturday, January 05, 2008

More on unearned advantages

Heh. I just realized that I think of favoring gun control/being against gun rights as privilege: it's the unearned advantage of not spending part of your childhood in the criminal world.

Granted that's an oversimplification: most people's position on gun rights is more nuanced and doesn't arise solely out of "but I'd never use a gun!" or "but I've never been around gun violence!" Just as surely, though, my position is influenced by watching the behavior and learning the thinking and judgment of people who don't think about the laws much.

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