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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:00 AM

7. Seems like an apples and oranges problem

"If the primary function of cars was to kill, there might be more power in this argument. Atomic bombs don't kill people. People who drop atomic bombs kill people. Therefore, there should be no restrictions on possessing atomic bombs. Knives seem to be half-way in-between. Knives can certainly be used as weapons, but most knives are tools used for cutting.



Cars can be fitted with devices that prevent intoxicated drivers from starting them. If guns could be fitted with a similar safety device (rage and "crazy" detector?), then the argument would have more merit. I'm afraid the genie is out of the bottle. There are over 300,000,000 guns in this country. Most gun owners are responsible, but the existence of many, many, many irresponsible gun owners makes the problem critical."

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