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Tue Aug 30, 2016, 01:37 PM

Firearm design [View all]

Everyone knows what a firearm is.

Here's the definition of "Design":
1>> a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is built or made.
2>> purpose, planning, or intention that exists or is thought to exist behind an action, fact, or material object.

The pro-control folks who are stuck on the "designed to kill" idea are obviously applying meaning #1 of design. What everyone needs to accept is that meaning #2 applied to the assailants who do the killing (i.e. - planning, or intention that exists behind an action) is more meaningful than the construction of any inanimate object.

The idea that there is a "deadliness" inherent to the design of an object bears little on the experienced deadliness of any object actual employed as a weapon. Determination, planning, skill, strength, resources and preparation are more important in the act of killing than the design of an object.

Why is this so impossible to grasp?

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