Originally posted by DaTroof
OK, so you're in the middle of a shopping mall with a knife. How many people can you kill? Same shopping mall, this time with an AR-15 and multiple
magazines. How many people can you kill?
OK, now you can stop using the "X can kill, ban X" fallacy.
I'm not a fan of the Vatican, but at least they are right on this one.
Most loony tunes anti-gun lobbyists STUPIDILY uses such arguments and foolishly thinks others are as infantile and feeble minded simpletons as the
Look at what you wrote. What was the intention? TO KILL, as you had admitted to it.
Now, does an ordinary law abidding citizen think of such things, let alone enact it out in real? The answer is NO. Only 2 kinds will do so - the
insane or the criminal.
If you are insane - how does one stop you? There is no way in today's progress, or rather, the lack of progress in mental health issues due to
research, funding, costs, treatment.
Will not having a gun stop you from your horrifying intentions? No. Simply because you are hell bent on mass killing and will plan in advance to bring
about mass slaughter using OTHER basic means - fire, poison, gas, water flooding, fertilizer bombs, IED, etc.
If you are a criminal hell bent on mass destruction, will you comply with gun laws or disregard them? You are a criminal, for pete's sake, who
doesn't care a wit about laws. Gun laws will not stop you from geting a gun, even if the entire nation has ban such weapons.
Thus, your example about guns or knife is moot if not senseless and stupid.
The POINT of it all, is NOT the tool, BUT the PERSON using that tool. IT is the PERSON, that laws must be made to deal with , to either treat them,
heal them, or if prove impossibe, at least put them away at a humane location but safely away from humans.
It is sad to see that the Pope is none the wiser about crimes. Sadly, he, just another flawed mortal, must be out of touch with realities, by blaming
guns for violence and justification for ban, when weapons can be found anywhere, stolen from military bases/plants, etc or even crafted from home.
Even a stick can kill. It is not the stick that we must deal with, BUT the Killing done by the operator. What more can I say about the mortal who
seeks to lead his denomination?