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  •  I appreciate guns (11+ / 0-)

    If you think about the meaning of the word "appreciate", you might get a clue. It means "understand". It means "grok". It means to have some kind of an idea of the essence of.

    I appreciate guns.

    I understand that guns are intended to kill things.

    Things include human beings. Children. People. Wives. Mothers. Brothers. Did I mention people?

    Guns are inherently dangerous. That is their intent. They are designed to be dangerous.

    And that is the essential arithmetic. The more guns there are, the more people die.

    Period.

    A gun does not realize its design intent until someone dies.

    Period.

    •  I'm with you. (4+ / 0-)

      Anyone who tries the "guns are just a tool, like [insert potential weapon here]" gets the eye roll. Guns are machines that are designed to kill things, and they do so very efficiently.

      I cut myself every once in a while with my chef's knife. I still have all my fingers.

      •  Also (0+ / 0-)

        I have been a cabinet maker which involves the daily use of a table saw and I also have all my fingers. And I have gotten into cooking and I love a sharp knife and I still have all my fingers. But there have been mistakes. There have been incidents. But the risk factor is not the same.

        May you have many excellent meals, RP, and keep all of your fingers.

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