I know. I've probably done it. Politics and all of its associated 3rd-rail topics are hot buttons that create hot tempers.
The only heated things that were ever discussed about the Fury was when S&W was ripping people off ... and even THAT united this Forum.
Just sayin' ... when generalized, labeling comments are made, it can alienate people. When people call this a "Christian nation" all the while saying they love America (even though the American experiment is getting people from all backgrounds to come here to this great melting pot), it alienates some; I'm not a Christian, so is this not my nation?
When people call other who vote for Romney "rednecks" or the ones who voted for Obama "morons", it's alienating.
I think 3rd-rail topics ought be barred from this Forum:
Here are some examples of others:
Third rail of politics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Here is where you can join to talk about these topics if it's your desire:
ThirdRailForum - Index
And, I'll be honest ... if 3rd-rail topics keep coming up and if I feel alienated on a Forum where I think I have personally made my share in contributions of How-To guides and other researched answers, I'll just stop participating altogether. I won't announce, "I'm outta here" like others have, I'll just split and keep in touch with the people from this Forum with whom I've made friends and connected on Facebook.