Originally Posted by curtisfong
No, you're just ill equipped to understand their thought process well enough to convince them of anything.
There is very little thought process when fear is involved. It would be like trying to explain to an arachnophobic that a spider crawling on their leg is not going to bite.
Those entrenched on the gun control issue have an easy out for their fear: ban all guns. There is no amount of logic on either side that will overcome that. Even if they can understand and agree with logic during a conversation, the next day the conversation is forgotten, while the fear remains.
To make a difference, we need to address the emotional factor, not the cognitive one.