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Is it true that guns don't kill people, people kill people?

  • Saying guns kill people is the same saying pencils misspell words

    If I'm writing a report with a pen and I make a mistake is that the pen's fault? No it's not but it makes it a lot easier to make a mistake with a pen in my hand right? So we should outlaw pens so people don't make writing mistakes on papers. Problem solved. This sounds incredibly stupid right? This is what anti gun people sound like when saying guns kill people

  • Would we convict a gun for murder and sentence it to prison?

    The Australian Government banned guns in 1996 and they were happy to see a significant decline in gun murders. However they also saw an increase in knife murders. Actually the graphs of the two rates are almost exact mirror opposite of each other.
    See the graph: http://www.aic.gov.au/statistics/homicide/weapon.html
    In reality the Australians didn't actually see a significant change in overall murder rates when they banned guns.
    See graph: http://www.aic.gov.au/statistics/homicide.html

    This seems to suggest that murder rates is not dependent on any kind of availability to weapons. People murder with or without guns, so it must not be the guns. Therefore I believe it is people that kill people, not the arbitrary instrument they just so happen to choose to use.

    It is true that people choose to use a gun in their endevour to murder someone. So does that mean guns kill people? I saw a cop the other day, he had a gun, but the gun did not hop out of the holster and start to kill people randomly. People have died because they have been strangled by shoe laces or suffocated with a pillow. By the same logic people are applying the the inanimate objects we call guns then too the inanimate objects we call shoe laces and pillows must also be killers and banned from society.

    So the title "killer" is not earned by gun or shoe laces, rather the people holding holding them earn the title.

  • It is quite true

    Think of it this way. The firearm is nothing more than an inanimate object. It has no evil in it. It has no good in it. It simply is. In order for something to kill another thing, it must have a need or want to do so. A firearm can have neither. Thus, the firearm needs an outside source to provide these criteria.

    Also, a firearm is nothing more than a tool. Let's say there is a wrench. A wrench can be used for intended purpose, or it can be used as a deadly weapon. Now let's say you kill someone with the wrench. You will be charged with the exact same crime as you would if you used a firearm. Why? Because in the end, it was you who killed the person, not the item you used.

  • Yes, because who

    Holds the gun, people. Can guns fire themselves, no. Do people have the guts to kill others, yes. Do we have the ability to pull the trigger, yes. Do we hurt people, yes all the time. Do we do stuff that we regret, all the time. But we can control our choices.

    Posted by: JK28
  • A Gun is an Inanimate Object

    Have had my loaded 357 Mag in the drawer for several years and it hasn't killed anyone or anything. Pretty sure it won't unless someone or something with a hand picks it up and pulls the trigger. More people are killed in auto crashes every year but you don't see a ten day waiting period on a new Buick? ...

  • Guns kill to eat or to protect murders

    Yes because they are to protect people and to eat food and to have fun hunting and that's it should be in a safe or out of reach of kids or the kids should have a knife to protect each other.We have the right to carry a gun to hunt or protect your family

  • Guns kill to eat or to protect murders

    Yes because they are to protect people and to eat food and to have fun hunting and that's it should be in a safe or out of reach of kids or the kids should have a knife to protect each other.We have the right to carry a gun to hunt or protect your family

  • Guns don't kill people, but they make it a hell of a lot easier

    Though you could argue that guns don't at all force people to fire them, and in a perfect world then everyone could exist freely owning guns with no adverse effects. However in the real world what they do present is the ability for anyone to kill anyone with a twitch of their finger. At the end of the day a gun is a tool used to kill people and the reason why the American police need to carry guns is because with their current stance on gun control unstable people can either buy a gun or have access to one through friends and relatives.
    Gun-rights activists patronise their opponents for not living in the modern world but really it is them living in the wild west thinking that protection is better than prevention and the only way to stop gun violence is by arming the population. Therefore I would contend that although guns, as an object, do not kill people. However it is the arrogance and naïveté of gun-rights activists who want guns freely available as some sort of neo-western justice system which is killing people. It is their ignorance in maintaining their right to own a killing machine that is depriving innocent people of their right to life.


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