Reality check for the “omg it wasn’t an assault rifle, it only fires one bullet at a time.”

Maybe you should spend less time complaining about what word is used to describe the weapons that killed two Hiroshimas worth of your countrymen in the last decade.

How does a weapon kill someone? I thought there had to be someone pulling the trigger.  Also, if the weapon is so evil, why does every police force in the US use them?  Reality check, you are a moron.

There is so much to unpack here.

The fact that a weapon is usually wielded by a person does not absolve the weapon of it’s own qualities. Are you under the impression that there would be an equal number of murders (and accidental deaths) had technology stopped at clubs?

Do you think that biological and nuclear weapons are safe for sale in America because, hey, they’re just weapons that a person would have to activate to be dangerous?

Are the thousands of yearly accidental firearm deaths the result of an unhinged will and a totally safe piece of technology?

I get that you like guns, and like shooting them. But guns kill twice as many people as cocaine every year, and cocaine is illegal — because it is dangerous.


There is so much to unpack here.

Not really. It’s actually really simple.

The fact that a weapon is usually wielded by a person does not absolve the weapon of it’s own qualities. Are you under the impression that there would be an equal number of murders (and accidental deaths) had technology stopped at clubs?

A weapon is ALWAYS wielded by a person. And there is no need to absolve weapons of anything. Absolve means to declare (someone) free from blame, guilt, or responsibility. A weapon is not a (someone) it is (something). Blame, guilt, and responsibility are all notions which are applicable to people.

Do you think that biological and nuclear weapons are safe for sale in America because, hey, they’re just weapons that a person would have to activate to be dangerous?

Those are weapons of mass destruction. I don’t think governments should have biological and nuclear weapons.

Are the thousands of yearly accidental firearm deaths the result of an unhinged will and a totally safe piece of technology?

Factory produced firearms that have not been tampered with are a totally safe piece of technology. They are safe in the same sense that a motor vehicle is safe, which is to say it all depends on the operator.

Your claim that there are thousands of yearly accidental firearms deaths is a complete lie. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) final report on death statistics for 2013 shows there were 505 deaths from the accidental discharge of firearms. In fact there has been a 57.2% decrease in the number of accidental firearm deaths since 1990.

I get that you like guns, and like shooting them. But guns kill twice as many people as cocaine every year, and cocaine is illegal — because it is dangerous.

I do like guns. I do enjoy practicing my marksmanship. Gun do not kill people, people use guns to kill people. Cocaine doesn’t kill people, people kill themselves by using cocaine. Cocaine is no more dangerous than any other drug. I’ve seen the shit close up. It has a funny odor sure but if I don’t snort the shit or inject it into my body it’s not going to harm me.

Cocaine is illegal because it has no legitimate medical purpose.

Ask yourself, what happened when governments made Cocaine illegal? Did it’s production decrease? NOPE. Did people stop using it? NOPE.

When it was made illegal it’s production and use simply moved to the black market. The same thing has happened and will happen if you attempt the same stupid tactic with personal firearms.

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