posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 09:38 PM
Guns don't kill people, people kill people.
Most people I talk to take this line as a joke. But looking at it myself, I don't really know why. Why exactly is it a stupid statement? Maybe when a
bunch of red necks who want nothing more than to go out and shoot something that moves say it, it seems like they are hiding behind the statement. I
don't think that was by accident, BTW.
But the truth is.. It's true! Did the gun kill anybody itself? Did it fall from a tree, grow ammunition and start shooting randomly? No, someone
manufactured it, someone pulled the trigger. The ultimate decision of whether it was right or wrong to shoot is all on whoever pulled it.
It's not limited to guns. Think about pornography. There are always people saying that pornography is ruining people, is turning people sex hungry.
But honestly, there wouldn't be a problem if there wasn't one in the first place. The reason why porn has such an effect on people is that modern
society treats sex and sexuality in such an awkward way, so when we finally find some kind of release or channel for it, we go nuts!
Come to think of it, no adult has ever told me how women pee or how people have sex. If it weren't for porn, I would have no clue. So fine, remove
porn, but are people going to fix the major issue with education left behind?
There is a reason things like guns, porn, violent video games, and other controversial items have such an effect on people. It's about the people,
and not the item itself. Instead of trying to block bad things, why don't we try and solve the problem? As to how, that is a big problem to discuss
and work on.
Another quick note, why do you think swear words are so different from other words? It's about how we treat it. If kids were told the F word is okay,
and we accepted it, what would be the problem? Imagine if someone yelled a bunch of swear words, and no one cared. What would be the difference
between f*** and fudge? Absolutely nothing.
[edit on 13-1-2010 by Bananarama]