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Tue Apr 28, 2015, 01:27 PM

But guns are special [View all]

I often read from pro-control folks that guns are made (designed, built...) to kill. If that is the case, and since here in the US we own almost 1 gun for every man, woman and child, why are guns killing less than 30,000 people (< 0.01%) per year?

There must be thousands of guns in factory, distributor and retail stocks that can't really kill anyone because everyone knows guns aren't autonomous. However, folks are buying lots of guns. Here in the US private citizens own 1 out every 2 privately held guns in the world. Shouldn't we then have about half of all the world's murders? It's been pointed out that a developing market is women. Does someone have information that modern women are developing some new killer instinct? Are we seeing more and more women shooting and killing people?

What are folks who are buying these guns doing with them? I read a lot that some believe some sexual activity is involved. I find that highly questionable and suggest such behavior would be self limiting. So, what's happening? Is there an explosion of hunters, target shooters, collectors??? If there is, since guns are made to kill why are those guns not killing? Are they defective?

For the individual, the most efficacious means of self-defense is a firearm. Why is this thought of as evil or unreasonable?

I've never shot at anything not made of paper or perhaps the odd tin can ever. Outside of a dojo I haven't thrown a punch in as long as I remember.

If guns server a single and only purpose, to kill, why are there less than 1 in 10,000 deaths recorded for all those guns?

Seriously, I call major bullshit here.

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