Mudcat Café message #3452473 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148617   Message #3452473
Posted By: bobad
15-Dec-12 - 07:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
CIRCULAR REASONING: This fallacy uses a claim as its own grounds. A popular bumper sticker reads:
"Guns don't kill people; people kill people." This argument is circularónobody ever claimed guns go around all by
themselves shooting people. Of course people kill people. But this "begs the question" as to whether guns make it
easier to do so. In fact, circular reasoning is often called "begging the question." Many times we fail to examine our
most strongly held beliefs, so that when they are challenged, we resort to circular reasoning as a defense.

As Eddie Izzard said: "They say that 'Guns don't kill people, people kill people.' Well I think the gun helps. If you just stood there and yelled BANG, I don't think you'd kill too many ..."