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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:38 PM

19. So you hate all guns? Of every kind? Because that lady killed her brother with one? How 'bout knives

Lots of people kill other people with knives. So you don't have knives in your house, do you? They facilitate crimes.

I watch those true crime stories a lot. A lot of people are killed with knives (butcher and small ones, incl. dinner knives). Knives in the head, in the eyes, in the chest, in the guts, in the back, slit the throat, you name it. It's apparently the tool of choice for many killers. And handy, too.

How about poisons? Some people kill other people with poisons. These are more sophisticated killers. Nurses, people familiar with gardening chemicals, women (women killers use poison a lot of times, according to the true crime shows I've seen). So...ban all poisons?

How about hands, tire irons, and cars? That young woman who was just raped and murdered in India by several men was beaten up, raped, and her body dumped out of the bus, and then they drove over her in a car. They also used a tire iron to beat her. This crime was facilitated by (1) males, (2) hands, (3) tire iron, and (4) car.

Bats are rarer, but are nonetheless used more often than you'd think. Should bats be banned? Or just metal bats? They facilitate crime sometimes.

Strangulation is often used by thrill killers. It's up close and personal. But that's the "hands" category mentioned above. They facilitated those crimes.

Cords and ropes are sometimes used to strangle people. The Boston Strangler used nylons sometimes. Should those items be banned?

Wow, there are quite a few items we have to ban, in order to prevent murder! But if we ban these things, there will be no murder.

Silly, huh? Yes, it is. That's because we can't stop murder, or even mass murder. The best we can do is ban those items that are used most often for mass murder. That does not include all guns or knives or cords or ropes. Just the assault weapons, those high count mags, and such.

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