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Old 05-11-2019, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Magiver View Post
You can kill with a knife, a gun, a car, baseball bat, a can of gas, or an infinite number of tools. While a gun makes up one method to kill a person it is the lion's share of defensive tools. Police carry them for that reason.

You are blaming school shootings on the gun and not the person. If you take away the gun you're still left with the person and the reason behind the murders. It is not a rational act and will not go away if a tool is removed. Another tool will be used.

Violence is committed by people and you have to address it on that level.
Everybody loves to twist a hypothetical to their advantage. How about we try reality for a change?

Pick a recent school shooting, synagogue shooting, church shooting, concert shooting. How many casualties would you estimate in any of the given scenarios if the killer had a bat or a knife?

But if you want to stick with hypotheticals... you are unarmed in a room with someone intent on killing you and everyone in the room with you. Would you rather the killer had a bat, a knife or a gun?
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