Inanimate object don't "kill" anyone. It takes a person with free will to do that. But they can just as easily use a pencil, a knife, a wrench, poison, etc...
lunchmeat5000 - August 20, 2009, 11:51 pm,
Guns are nothing more than an evolved form of throwing rocks.
An I love my supersonic rock flingers.
Haarakkon - August 20, 2009, 11:52 pm,
Poison takes *much* more forethought.
Sean - August 20, 2009, 11:55 pm,
Those two dudes at Columbine were lethal with them sharpened pencils, eh?
akornzombie - October 24, 2009, 10:08 pm,
hey sean, allow me to counter your argument: Those gun free zones worked really well at Virginia Tech, didn't they?
Sean - October 24, 2009, 10:13 pm,
Touche, guns for everyone, and to everyone a gun. And my comment was actually a reply to lunchmeat5000 about guns being nothing more than "an evolved form of throwing rocks."
agdaniele - October 24, 2009, 10:14 pm,
I loooooove when pro-korean pro-lifers make sense.
lunchmeat5000 - October 25, 2009, 12:40 am,
They're just an evolved way to kill each other, if that's what you're getting to. As for Columbine, weren't the weapons used all purchased illegally through acquaintances who could purchase them?
lunchmeat5000 - October 25, 2009, 12:42 am,
And why the hell didn't the parents know that their kids were building pipe bombs and hoarding guns. Sounds like a major parenting fail to me.
Sean - October 25, 2009, 12:51 am,
Hey all good points, man. You delicious bastard insofar as your avatar is indeed representative of you as a person. And I'm a non anti-gun, even though I've never owned one myself. I'm not convinced that more guns equals either more or less crime ...
agdaniele - October 25, 2009, 12:52 am,
Agreed. Parents are always the standard. Parents, not parent.
Sean - October 25, 2009, 12:52 am,
good arguments can be made on either side of that ledger. Time for good empirical research to come into play. John Lott has done some but he has some problems of his own that cast his findings into doubt.
Sean - October 25, 2009, 12:54 am,
And don't get me started on parents (with an "s") ... did you know that every single serial killer ever born had two of them? So did Hitler, by the way.
lunchmeat5000 - October 25, 2009, 12:57 am,
Agreed. I'm pro-responsibility and law abiding. It's the social rejects and whackjobs who screw it up. Banning them will only punish the ones who use them for defense and recreation, not the criminals. They'll get them regardless.
BoneCD - October 25, 2009, 1:05 am,
*taking notes on the parent thingy...scribble scribble, erase, scribble*
BoneCD - October 25, 2009, 1:07 am,
On a serious note...once you alimate all the suicide deaths from guns every year, there aren't that many left...of course not counting Detroit, just sayin'
lunchmeat5000 - October 25, 2009, 1:08 am,
Did Hitler blame Rammstein on his behavior? I can't remember.
Sean - October 25, 2009, 1:10 am,
Uhm, wot's that you say Bonester ... a nervous society is a polite society? *snickers*
Sean - October 25, 2009, 1:15 am,
Just did a little googling on yer point Bone. About half of all gun deaths are in fact suicides. At least according to my half as*sed search. That's still an important consideration. Unless owning a gun makes you suicidal somehow, those #'s don't ...
Sean - October 25, 2009, 1:16 am,
matter much to me. Though the self-offers likely would be a little less successful overall without access to guns, but not enough to matter much.
Sean - October 25, 2009, 1:17 am,
So what matters is murder or mayhem by gun. Those are the stats that matter most.
lunchmeat5000 - October 25, 2009, 1:18 am,
Well, it is the right tool for the job at hand...
Think I just added another punch on my ticket to hell.
Sean - October 25, 2009, 1:20 am,
The right tool for the right ... tool? Ohh I call sh**gun!
Bartimaeus - October 25, 2009, 1:24 am,
Wonderwaffe is the only gun for me...also known as Wonderwaffle, from the makers of the Power Pancake.
BoneCD - October 25, 2009, 1:27 am,
BoneCD - October 25, 2009, 1:29 am,
Actually I wrote a paper on this subject some time ago...actually a long time ago, it just seams like some time ago
agdaniele - October 25, 2009, 1:33 am,
Heh heh... Bone is smart.
BoneCD - October 25, 2009, 1:44 am,
Somebody has to pick up the slack for those peps in the Southwest