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#188 - anonymous (01/13/2013) [-]
Every single one of those weapons have another purpose and their main purpose is not that of killing... except guns of course, their main purpose is to kill.
User avatar #229 to #188 - jokeface (01/13/2013) [-]
Not always. There's guns for stunning and tranquilizing and other non-killing purposes.
#214 to #188 - Vanquix (01/13/2013) [-]
Funny, because when blades were first created they were used for hunting and killing, not for cutting up the lettuce. And yes, they were used for skinning stuff too probably.
#250 to #214 - miaandvinny (01/13/2013) [-]
When they were FIRST made, but now knives have many other uses.
#272 to #250 - Vanquix (01/13/2013) [-]
im going to say the same thing i say in all of these gun posts. If guns are banned, then only criminals will have them. The only way to keep guns out of bad peoples' hands is to completely get rid of them, like DESTROY ALL GUNS. And if that happens then people who would have killed someone with a gun would just kill them with something else instead. Guns can (and do) diffuse situations too. Like hostage situations. If a guy has a hostage at knifepoint, and he is surrounded by cops with knives, al he has to do is be faster then them to get away. They could throw it, but they would have to be trained and throwing a knife right is waaay more complex than firing a gun right (depending on the gun being used). People need to understand that guns are a part of the world now, and although (like pretty much ANYTHING else) they can be used for bad, they can also be used for good, and they do more good than bad. Some people have to die in instances to save others, or at least have to be held at gunpoint an not shot.
#315 to #272 - anonymous (01/13/2013) [-]
Your argument about good people and bad people is too smple. Yes there are many inherently 'bad' people out there but most 'bad people' are good people having a bad day. Most murders are people known the victim, not some random bogey man. Most murders are people having a conflict that gets out of control. Something like an argument that upsets one so much that in a moment a normally sane person has pulled the trigger. In europe where its hard to buy a gun, this just ends in assault, in the states where its easy, it ends in murder.. Other countries have reduced there total gun ownership over decades and now have much safer societies. If the US wants a safer country, they will quite stringent gun laws.
#352 to #315 - Vanquix (01/13/2013) [-]
The majority of gun related murders are gang related. Personal murders more often use different means of murder. So technically, the good people bad people thing may be simple, but it is accurate. And the U.S. is still one of the safest countries in the world all around. Also, europe has a crap ton of crime and gangs and underground stuff which has PLENTY of guns changing hands. In, fact, a lot of illegal gun shipments to the u.s. come from europe (not nearly as much as mexico though, obviously). Its not hard to get a gun in europe. its just hard for regular people to get guns. Criminals can get one like nothing.
User avatar #209 to #188 - BerwindTwentyFour ONLINE (01/13/2013) [-]
that might be, but there are blunt objects and knives that are meant for killing.
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