posted on Sep, 23 2014 @ 01:38 PM
originally posted by: nerbot
originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
Blaming guns for killing people is like blaming spoons for making people fat.
What a terrible analogy. Spoons weren't designed to make people fat, that would be a side effect and would take time.
Guns were designed to kill in the blink of an eye....pure and simple.
Without going into the history of firearms, you are generally correct. But, since guns have existed since around the mid-13th century, guns have
evolved to be designed for myriad reasons, most of which these days is to shoot mean ol' targets for sport. So, don't just assume that, since guns
were invented for wartime purposes, modern guns are only created for killing (and, in your broad comment, I assume you mean people...you didn't
See, the problem with taking the approach that you do is that you have the wrong intention of a gun-owner in mind--you seem to assume we only own it
to offensively kill someone. I own multiple firearms, most of which are for target shooting (and possible hunting later on, but just for sport
shooting now). I only own three that I would consider as self-defense weapons--two handguns and a shotgun--that I keep for personal carry and home
defense. I hope to never have to send a round toward a human being, but if I do, I would be doing it to legally protect myself or my family. Killing,
in that instance, would be a by-product, as I'm not some special-forces guy who can hit a vital organ at a moment's notice in a high-stress situation
(presumabley in the dark)--I would aim and fire, hoping at the least to incapacitate the threat until LEOs or an ambulance arrived.
Your assumptions in regard to the tool and its owners is based on a false premise. The only people I've ever known or heard of who own firearms in
order to kill someone are criminals. That's plain and simple. So if you're talking about them, specify "criminals" in your comments. If you're trying
to lump law-abiding gun owners in with criminals, go educate yourself about the real world, because we're not the same thing, regardless of how much
you may want to believe it out of ignorance.
edit on 23-9-2014 by SlapMonkey because: (no reason given)