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I'd like to write a kritikal affirmative for next month's LD topic (Resolved: In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned) using some psychoanalysis and/or feminist theory to talk about the phallic implications of gun ownership and arguing that guns need to be banned in order to reject patriarchal symbolism and the culture of implicit misogyny that it cultivates. I've found some good cards talking about the relation of gun ownership to male sexuality and linking gun culture to sexual violence, but I'm having trouble extending this to the "they ought to be absolutely banned" argument. As I'm not exactly immersed in K lit myself, I'm wondering if anyone has ideas for where I should look for cards on the cultural/discursive impacts of such an advocacy. 

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Beware the turn: God made women, but Sam Colt made them equal. There's a surprisingly copious amount of literature on this argument, when I was doing searches to try to help you find alternative evidence I kept getting confounded by it. No luck, in the end, but I only looked for about a half hour.

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Beware the turn: God made women, but Sam Colt made them equal. There's a surprisingly copious amount of literature on this argument, when I was doing searches to try to help you find alternative evidence I kept getting confounded by it. No luck, in the end, but I only looked for about a half hour.

 

God is Dead 

Neitzsche Quote Page, 2k15 (http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/philosophy/friedrich_nietzsche_quotes.html

 

Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market-place, and cried incessantly: "I am looking for God! I am looking for God!"

As many of those who did not believe in God were standing together there, he excited considerable laughter. Have you lost him, then? said one. Did he lose his way like a child? said another. Or is he hiding? Is he afraid of us? Has he gone on a voyage? or emigrated? Thus they shouted and laughed. The madman sprang into their midst and pierced them with his glances.

"Where has God gone?" he cried. "I shall tell you. We have killed him - you and I. We are his murderers. But how have we done this? How were we able to drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What did we do when we unchained the earth from its sun? Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving now? Away from all suns? Are we not perpetually falling? Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions? Is there any up or down left? Are we not straying as through an infinite nothing? Do we not feel the breath of empty space? Has it not become colder? Is it not more and more night coming on all the time? Must not lanterns be lit in the morning? Do we not hear anything yet of the noise of the gravediggers who are burying God? Do we not smell anything yet of God's decomposition? Gods too decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we, murderers of all murderers, console ourselves? That which was the holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet possessed has bled to death under our knives. Who will wipe this blood off us? With what water could we purify ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we need to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we not ourselves become gods simply to be worthy of it? There has never been a greater deed; and whosoever shall be born after us - for the sake of this deed he shall be part of a higher history than all history hitherto."

Here the madman fell silent and again regarded his listeners; and they too were silent and stared at him in astonishment. At last he threw his lantern to the ground, and it broke and went out. "I have come too early," he said then; "my time has not come yet. The tremendous event is still on its way, still travelling - it has not yet reached the ears of men. Lightning and thunder require time, the light of the stars requires time, deeds require time even after they are done, before they can be seen and heard. This deed is still more distant from them than the distant stars - and yet they have done it themselves."

It has been further related that on that same day the madman entered divers churches and there sang a requiem. Led out and quietened, he is said to have retorted each time: "what are these churches now if they are not the tombs and sepulchres of God?"

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God is Dead 

Neitzsche Quote Page, 2k15 (http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/philosophy/friedrich_nietzsche_quotes.html

 

Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market-place, and cried incessantly: "I am looking for God! I am looking for God!"

As many of those who did not believe in God were standing together there, he excited considerable laughter. Have you lost him, then? said one. Did he lose his way like a child? said another. Or is he hiding? Is he afraid of us? Has he gone on a voyage? or emigrated? Thus they shouted and laughed. The madman sprang into their midst and pierced them with his glances.

"Where has God gone?" he cried. "I shall tell you. We have killed him - you and I. We are his murderers. But how have we done this? How were we able to drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What did we do when we unchained the earth from its sun? Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving now? Away from all suns? Are we not perpetually falling? Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions? Is there any up or down left? Are we not straying as through an infinite nothing? Do we not feel the breath of empty space? Has it not become colder? Is it not more and more night coming on all the time? Must not lanterns be lit in the morning? Do we not hear anything yet of the noise of the gravediggers who are burying God? Do we not smell anything yet of God's decomposition? Gods too decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we, murderers of all murderers, console ourselves? That which was the holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet possessed has bled to death under our knives. Who will wipe this blood off us? With what water could we purify ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we need to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we not ourselves become gods simply to be worthy of it? There has never been a greater deed; and whosoever shall be born after us - for the sake of this deed he shall be part of a higher history than all history hitherto."

Here the madman fell silent and again regarded his listeners; and they too were silent and stared at him in astonishment. At last he threw his lantern to the ground, and it broke and went out. "I have come too early," he said then; "my time has not come yet. The tremendous event is still on its way, still travelling - it has not yet reached the ears of men. Lightning and thunder require time, the light of the stars requires time, deeds require time even after they are done, before they can be seen and heard. This deed is still more distant from them than the distant stars - and yet they have done it themselves."

It has been further related that on that same day the madman entered divers churches and there sang a requiem. Led out and quietened, he is said to have retorted each time: "what are these churches now if they are not the tombs and sepulchres of God?"

ya Nietzsche is pretty crazy but this is just more of Bernie's trolling

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http://www.genderandeducation.com/issues/guns-and-feminism-a-disturbing-alliance/

 

^ here's an interesting starting point. The key to finding K lit is to figure out what terms are used by the people you want to cite. For example, I searched "militarism guns gender" rather than "feminism" because the latter term is likelier to turn up the pop-culture articles Chaos found (that's not a slight at Chaos) instead of theory articles. 

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these articles make a similar argument to the previous one; integrating women into a bad structure is equality in a sense, but it's a bad equality -- better nobody be hypermasculine and violent than everyone. 

 

http://www.feministcurrent.com/2012/12/18/but-what-about-the-men-on-masculinity-and-mass-shootings/

http://iansa-women.org/sites/default/files/newsviews/iansa_wn_masculinities_paper-2009.pdf

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