Those familiar with Reddit know that inconsistency memes are very popular.Â This is becauseÂ consistency checkingÂ is a dominant form of criticism.Â You cannot, after all, be for one thing but against another similar thing.Â It’s a contradiction.Â A contradiction cannot be, and if you support the one but not the other, you’re a scumbag, or just daft.Â So it does double duty: it challenges a view as untenable while characterizing the holder of the view as dishonest, or an idiot.
There is nothing wrong with that, of course.Â Provided that the inconsistency is a real one.Â So many inconsistencies aren’t.
Here, I think, is aÂ real one:
This at least shows that the 2nd Amendment advocates featured have to show a difference between rights of the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th amendment rights and 2nd Amendment rights. This probably isn’t impossible, but it’s not obvious either.