Sure. But they are more dangerous tools than knifes and bats and ought to be regulated as such
Ya got that right
I have a friend who teaches self defense to the cops. One of the tests is, my friend starts from 15 yards away with a knife, the cop has to draw his gun and shoot him before he is stabbed. The cop was stabbed 44 times before he got a shot off. Seems knives are just as dangerous as a gun.
Of course, but if these "dangerous" couldn't easily access guns in this country, like they can now, the gun homicide rate would drop like a rock.
the gun homicide rate is actualy pretty low already and guns are regulated, but you also have to factor in illegal guns brought in, and even if you ban guns whats gonna make a criminal turn in his gun.
What I suggested was not an ABSOLUTE solution, but it sure would make a dent.
True...so if we want to choose to eliminate guns, because SOME people are crazy or kill people accidentally with them, then we should eliminate cars and go back to the horse and buggy.
When fatal fights break out, over having to walk in horse poop, we'll eventually work it down to just walking.
If we work everything down like that, we'll soon be back to being cave dwellers.
Killing each other with pointed sticks and the jaw of an ass......That'll show them!!..
Sure. Someone driving aggressively isn't the car's fault. But driving is also regulated by mandated insurance, driver education, the license renewal process, State Patrol officers, and countless other measures to prevent people from behaving like morons around dangerous magines. And people are still injured or killed by these morons.
just like guns, they are really regulated and to get one you need a permit, for most you need a license and to pass a backround check thats very thourough.
The education surrounding guns and gun safety is extremely lacking. Are there people that drive uninsured, without licenses, without an awareness of road safety, or otherwise recklessly? Of course. And the people that do things wrong are always more publicized than those who do things right. Most drivers and gun owners do everything right. While extra precautions can be a pain in the ass for the people that are responsible, everyone has to be treated as if they are irresponsible, because there's no way to tell at a glance who's an idiot and who's not.
Never, ever have I seen an inanimate object make a decision and then actually carry out that decision.
So ... you've seen inanimate objects make decisions, but not carry them out?