I’m sorry, but I just can not accept the idea that a gun is the same as a blender or a reclinerCausing me to make the easy and flippant retort:
It’s harder to kill somebody with a blender. Noisier and messier, too.Which she apparently took as agreement:
Agreed! Which is why I don’t agree that a gun is like any other piece of property…So I had to clarify my position:
This is what comes of viewing the gun as some talismanic object that contains the violence within itself, and not merely an instrumentality that a person with violent intent can use to project that intent over a distance.
To quote the great warrior poet, a rifle is only a tool; it is the hard heart that kills.