Gun lovers and political conservatives are fond of stating that guns don’t kill people. They proclaim that people kill people, ergo, we should not “blame” the gun; and, then in a strawman argument, they try to equate that we don’t blame the car when a drunken driver causes an accident that killed people.
Well, what about this guns and killing stuff?
I have had many exchanges with people in person and via the internet on this topic; but, no matter how much I try to stick with pure simple facts, the passion with which gun lovers approach the topic always becomes emotional.
Whenever I have stated that guns were invented for the purpose of killing, the gun proponent always comes back with some kind of passionate response in favor of guns. It does not matter that I stated a simple fact and nothing more. It is not an opinion; it is not “blaming the gun” as the gun proponents often allege.
Let me give you word for word, the response I have given on Facebook and other internet paces when encountering the type of thing I wrote about in the first paragraph up above.
SIMPLE FACT: Guns were invented for the sole purpose of killing.
ANOTHER SIMPLE FACT: Cars were invented for the sole purpose of transportation.
Why argue or dispute simple facts; they are not opinions.
Yes, I know that knives and swords and axes and hammers and even cars have been instruments of death used by people in the killing of other people.
THE FACT REMAINS THAT GUNS MAKE IT EASIER TO KILL PEOPLE!
I realize there are many responsible people out there in the real world who own guns. But, there are also many looney tunes out there, as well. Indeed, in my humble opinion, I think the National Rifle Association is irresponsible in their defense of guns. I even wrote something about that all-powerful political lobbying organization on my other blog, Roland Hansen Commentary. I invite you to read it, just head on over to:
National Rifle Association: The NRA is Full of Idiots
How about some other facts about guns and killing? Or, would you rather not know facts?
For those persons interested in facts, I suggest you take a look at this:
Timeline of Worldwide School and Mass Shootings, Gun-related tragedies in the U.S. and around the world
THOSE ARE FACTS – PLAIN AND SIMPLE CHILLING KILLING FACTS!