The Hitler Thing

December 23rd, 2013

This is a Public Service Announcement to anyone who wants to argue gun rights and not come off as an incoherent and tactless windbag.

We lose an argument very quickly by comparing contemporary politicians to the architects of the Holocaust. Likening someone to Hitler, Stalin, or Pol Pot just makes the speaker sound like he's off his damned rocker. Such statements are factually inaccurate, and they just come off as mean-spirited and ignorant.

On top of that, there are still folks around who were actually affected by the Holocaust. They find it pretty insulting when we compare a battle over a single …