bbkf wrote:ya see...scissors, pens, alcohol, etc. are not intended for killing. Guns are! So your pro-gun rhetoric mantra just shows how ignorant you are.
How's this for rhetoric?
Guns are tools just like anything else. A gun is a hammer is a knife is a wrench is a screwdriver. The real difference is the person wielding it. Now, you may say that a gun's sole purpose is killing. That's true, but how do you think the red meat you eat gets to your table? At some point, it was shot, whether it be the bounty of hunting or the product of Bovine University.
Earlier in this thread, it was mentioned that a 10-year-old in Tollhouse, CA (http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=8945476) was killed by a pellet gun recently. Yes, it is sad that he is dead and gone, but there are three important points here:
1. Why did he and a friend have access to a pellet gun? Age limits on pellet guns exist for a reason, just like age limits on alcohol.
2. If they did have access to a pellet gun, why were they using it in an unsafe manner? If it was available to them, they should've been taught how to handle it safely.
3. Where were the parents? Doing a laughably poor job of raising a child is now somehow a pellet gun's fault? Why were the children unsupervised? Why was the gun left accessible to them? Why were they not taught how to handle it safely?
You are the problem with people and society today. A sad event like this happens, and you, and you see a failure in our legislating of guns. I see a failure in our parenting.
This is not everybody else's fault, least of all the gun manufacturer's. The manufacturer was not out there pointing his product at children, the children were. If the kid had seen the Three Stooges and hit his friend in the head with a hammer and killed him, would you be crying out against the hammer manufacturer?