I guess the njineermike's of the state don't want any fact checkers controlling their approach to guns and gun laws.
We perceive the result of ignoring the fact checkers.
Here is how arguments work:
Facts are the strongest reasons that support an argument.
Law and Policy are the second strongest reasons, though laws/policies made by people may be unmade by people.
The least strong reasons that support an argument are based on value. This is not to say that value reasons are irrelevant--as shown above, emotions are useful in persuasion. But value reasons are easy to oppose.
Those who ignore those three general rules will lose most arguments; enacting, or repealing, laws entails making, and winning, cogent arguments.
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