Yesterday, the Senate declined to prohibit individuals on the terrorist watch list from buying a firearm.
Apparently, this really confounded some people, and I was confronted with the following question:
"Can someone explain why the senate today voted down a bill to ban people on the terrorist watch list from purchasing a firearm????????????????????"
Since this individual had used up their weeks' supply of question marks, I could tell this was something that they felt very strongly about. Accordingly, I did my best to answer his question.
It wasn't well-received. Apparently, due process is some sort of dodge. I tried again, but as someone once said, "You can't reason a person out of a position they didn't reason themselves into to begin with".