This is Chaff.
As such, I don't worry when ***YOU GUYS*** take the subject as far off the original topic as ***YOU*** wish. No problem, and the intro to Chaff allows this.
However, if you don't want to debate guns, then don't. Let it die instead.
On the other hand, bearing in mind that some readers may be under age, we do check for needless profanities and direct personal attacks. They are not needed, even in a 'debate' about guns.
The most blistering attack I have ever read was written in perfect, civilised, cultured and entirely polite English. It was addressed to the Captain of a major Cruise Liner, and earned the writer a tour of the ship personally escorted by the First Mate (or was it the Chief Engineer?). So in my book, if you want to really make a point, you can do so more effectively with polite language than by flaming off.
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(And just back from a 12 day high speed walk in the Australian Alps)