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Old December 24, 2012, 11:45 AM   #26
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lapetrarca53 post #13

Take the test!
Whenever anybody questions the capability of my .380 for self defense, I offer to perform the be all, end all test to resolve the question once and for all.

I tell them they can wear as many layers of clothing of their choosing and stand 50' downrange. I'll empty all 7 rounds in their direction and then we'll see if indeed, the .380 is not a good self defense caliber.

I've yet to find anybody willing to disprove that theory.
Your post is a classic example of Ignoratio elenchi, also known as irrelevant conclusion. Ignoratio elenchi is the informal fallacy of presenting an argument that may or may not be logically valid, but fails nonetheless to address the issue in question.

You test has nothing to do with whether the .380 acp is a good self defense caliber. It is not at all related to that end.

Your "test" would only demonstrate whether a person was capable of recognizing that the high likelihood of being hit by any bullet fired from a firearm is a bad thing.
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