“A sword never kills anybody; it’s a tool in the killer’s hand.”
Seneca the Younger (c. 3 BC – AD 65)
Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist
Letters to Lucilius (ca. 63-65)
But, what about hydrogen bombs?
“Hydrogen bombs don’t kill people — people kill people. The bomb is for self-protection and it also has a deterrent effect. If somebody knows you have a nuclear weapon in your house, they’re going to think twice about breaking in.”
Art Buchwald (1925-2007)
In his book Laid back in Washington (1983)
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Okay, how about this:
“They say that ‘Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.’ Well I think the gun helps. If you just stood there and yelled BANG, I don’t think you’d kill too many people.”
― Eddie Izzard
So, is the thing about ‘guns don’t kill people’ myth or fact?
Myth: Guns don’t kill people, people do.
Fact: Both guns and people kill; guns make it easier.
The quote below poses an interesting question:
Does the old rallying cry “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people” hold up to philosophical scrutiny?