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Guns Don't Kill People, But They Sure Help

I saw this on Pinterest last night, and it bugged me until I finally fell asleep.

I find the entire argument of "guns don't kill people, people kill people" to be totally ridiculous. Yes, it's true that people are going to kill people, and the ones that want to badly enough will find a way to do it, whether they have a gun or not.

But guns, as Alton Brown would say, are a unitasker.

Their entire purpose for existing is to end lives as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Things you can do with a gun:

1. Kill people
2. Kill animals
3. Maim people
4. Maim animals
5. Shoot at targets shaped like people
6. Shoot bottles and cans off of fences

A gun has ONE PURPOSE, when used, and that is to inflict harm.

Throwing in the whole "spoons make people fat" red herring is ridiculous. You can use spoons to shovel ice cream into your mouth (and I do, frequently), but you can also use them to eat yogurt, oatmeal, stir tea, dig holes, make art, hell, you can even PLAY THEM AS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. Look, here are a couple articles full of ideas for unique things you can do with your spoons.

I challenge you to find a single "10 New Ways to Use Your Gun" article.

Because there aren't any. Guns have one purpose.

I could just as easily stand outside holding my hand up to people and pulling an invisible trigger, and claim that I didn't kill a single person all day, therefore, guns kill people.

It's all well and good that you'd like to pretend they don't, but they do. I'm not against having a gun for protection if you feel you need one. But don't kid yourself into thinking you're not carrying around a machine that was designed to kill.
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