Originally posted by SpearMint
Originally posted by neoholographic
I guess guns aren't so bad.
Wait a sec, what was the cause of the problem in the first place?
Ok, it's evident that I'm going to get a lot of mindless "guns don't kill people, people kill people" replies. So I'll quote myself explaining why people blame guns.
People blame guns for a very good reason that is always misunderstood. Suppose you had to do something that required a lot of time and effort, you have the option to do it that way or use a tool that will get the job done quickly and effortlessly. Which would you choose? Suppose this job is killing someone. Now on top of time and effort imagine mess, the risk of you getting injured or killed, the risk of getting caught, the risk of being seen and so on. A tool, a gun, can eradicate or drastically reduce these downsides. That acts as a motivator, and that's why so many people choose to use a gun, a lot of people wouldn't bother with the first way.
This is what people mean when they say guns are to blame, and that's why "guns don't kill people, people kill people" is a stupid argument.
This especially applies to mass shootings.
So don't bother trying to be smart with "did the gun go to school to shoot people?" style replies.edit on 1-2-2013 by SpearMint because: (no reason given)
Criminals get drugs the same way they'll get guns if they wanted to. Now, if no regular citizen had a gun, the criminals wouldn't have any problem shooting more people, because nobody will be able to defend themselves.