Every time one of these topics comes up, I am amazed that people draw a parallel to cars/driving. I dont see it.
A cars primary function is to get you from A to B. Not to kill.
Much like the purpose of a saw is to cut material. Not to kill.
A gun is designed to kill. Its function is for killing. Be that people/animals whatever. Its primary purpose is to kill things. Sure you may use it for sport or shooting at the range but this is NOT what it was designed for. It was designed to end life.
So, with that laid out, why do people compare owning a gun to owning a Car?
Yes a car can kill, but so can many many many other things in life whose primary function is not killing.
A guns primary function is killing.
Your exactly right.And i own guns to kill.
My rifle is owned primarily to kill deer and varmits.
My shotgun is owned primarily to kill birds and varmits, in this case varmits includes the two legged variety as inside my home i would rather not be shooting through multiple walls for fear of hitting my family.
My handguns are owned to kill anyone who attempts to do me or mine bodily harm and cannot be dissuaded with words and or leaves no alternatives to retaliating with force.
You are quite correct, guns are designed to kill and that is what i use them for. Your objection was?
I've got no objection, but based on your statement there, am I wrong to draw out that these "Unintentional" massacres would never end?
As long as you justify the need for somethings, the consequences of using those things are justified as well..
To use the analogy of cars (which I don't agree for the same reason xPETEZx stated, and a few others), we keep on justifying the use of cars as a method of transport.
Thus the pollution given out, which is one of the consequences, is justified.
Want to put an end to pollution by cars?
Ban the use of cars.
Similarly, justifying the use of guns for other activities (that may or may not be necessary for our lives/existence) follows the same line.
The consequences, in this case, some lunatic/psychopath utilising them for massacres is also justified.
The media and many are raving on how to end this.
Ban the use of firearms.
Sure some may say that pollution have been reduced with the use of E-Cars.
I can counter this by saying that they should hunt with arrows instead which is "less" lethal than guns.
I don't mean (or intended) to attack any of you personally, but some people (not you, who's reading this, necessarily) should understand that unless these issues are sorted out, these tragic events won't ever stop.
Unless, you want to ban the existence of humanity (which, let's face it, impossible unless you're a deity)
Edited by vandreadstriker, 20 December 2012 - 08:29 AM.