Guns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People

Gun Advocates constantly spout the Mantra: Guns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People!

That’s a good one. Quite witty actually.

And just like ‘Spoons don’t make you Fat, Eating Crap makes you Fat’  conveys the same type of message, the problem isn’t really ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people’ (though it is true).

The problem is that if people are in a murdering mood and have easy access to a gun, statically they are going to use the gun as they are less apt to stab with a knife, bludgeon with a 2×4, poison someone, or gouge their eyes out with a spoon (spoons are not just for eating ice-cream and making you fat, you see).

Knives, 2x4s and poison (and spoons!) that may be used to kill would mostly be premeditated. Guns certainly are too, but generally they are used in fits of passion – as easy access to guns makes it easier for a person to kill.

No one does a drive by throwing knives, 2x4s or bottles of poison (or spoons) out the window.

Everyone agrees that ‘People kill People’ (for a variety of different reasons including: I was ‘just following orders’ BS that soldiers give when justifying killing people in other countries; irresponsible police; and some kid shooting up a high school with his father’s gun or one that he had easy access to) …and everyone agrees that inanimate objects…(knives, 2x4s, bottles of poison, beer bottles, a pencil, spoons and yes, guns) cannot kill people all by themselves (but people that hold them can).

We must remember that all this hub-bub about guns is really about the easy access to them in fits of passion. Which is why in many states the 3 days waiting period was enacted.

Indeed, guns don’t kill people. People kill people.

Guns just make it really, really EASY for people to kill people.

And think about this too:  Knives, 2x4s, beer bottles, pencils and spoons were made with other functions in mind.

Guns were not.

Guns were made for the sole purpose of killing/injuring.

A gun is a tool of death, it can be used for little else.

Food for thought.

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