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Response to twizzler (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:38 PM

72. Just a tool...

"the gun was just a tool he used to carry out his hatred, he could just have as easily used an explosive device, gasoline and a match, a vehicle." Just a tool - same as a Crescent wrench or a rubber mallet, eh? It (a gun) IS - and is DESIGNED to be - a tool of death. The first guns were designed to get the upper hand in killing - not putting holes in targets.

Sure, he could've used gasoline, explosives or a '69 Impala Sport Coupe. But each of THOSE "weapons" had decidedly more risk for the perpetrator. Guns are the cowardly way to perpetrate death. Guns weren't designed from the outset to power your Coleman camp stove, nor were they conceived as a means of transporting you wherever you choose to go. They're meant to inflict mortal harm on living things, and that's the only thing they're good for. When you figure a way to cook scrambled eggs with a gun, or take it for an evening cruise down Main street, please detail your experiences to enlighten the lesser intellectual of us.

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