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Is the Only Purpose of a Gun To Kill?

Written by Bob Whitaker. Originally posted March 17th, 2005

People who want to ban guns say that guns are different. Other things, they say, have many uses, but the only purpose of a gun is to kill.

In order to be respectable, respectable conservatives give a predictable answer to this question. That answer is:


Most guns are used NOT to kill. You show that you have a gun and the threat goes away. That is the way guns are used ninty-nine percent or more of the time by honest citizens.

A gun is used to make you feel safe.

So forget target practice. Forget trying to justify guns to people who wouldn’t know which end to hold it by and which end to point. Explain how guns are actually used.

Hell, maybe even some respectable conservatives will understand you after awhile.


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