FindMuck posted: Sometimes that arugment is legitimate, sometimes its not, just like any other argument. I think a slippery slope argument for gun control is more convincing than a slippery slope argument for say, gay marriage. Why? Because people will die if is made easier to get guns simply because it will be easier for wackos to get guns, and because guns are a weapon and are therefore dangerous if not deadly. Their purpose is to destroy things. As for gay marriage that argument isn't valid because most people who use it say it is the beginning of the degredation of society...but then that is something that is entirely opinion and not fact, where as the argument for gun control is based on fact and not opinion. My reply is that FMs ideas on gun control, as represented above, are his opinion and not fact. FM please go ahead and review the statistics on gun crime in jurisdictions where gun control regulations have been relaxed to make it easier for law abiding citizens to be armed and to defend themselves and get back to me. Or post your statistics demonstrating that taking guns from law abiding citizens reduces gun crime.