Baseball bats kill people. Do you want to ban baseball?No fuckface, I do not want to ban pickles. Know why? Because while I'm sure someone could do some MacGyver type shit and take a baseball bat, a shoestring, and a pickle and turn it into a bomb, each of those things has a useful, non-lethal purpose. That's why they are, for the most part, used for non-lethal activities.
You could strangle someone with shoestrings. Do you want to ban shoes?
People choke on pickles. Do you want to ban deli sandwiches?
The purpose of a gun is to kill people. Or animals in some cases. That is the purpose. That is what it is designed for. That is what they do. The killing of people is its SOLE PURPOSE. That is why it is singled out for special attention, both by those of you who want to live in middle nineteenth century Nevada and those of us who prefer modern civilization. Because guns pose a lethal danger to people. That's why you shouldn't be able to go buy them like you can go buy pickles, shoestrings, or baseball bats, which all have other peaceful, non-lethal purposes.
So no, I do not want to ban things that aren't in the ordinary habit of taking human life. This only applies to guns. Yes, I can kill with a butterknife, but I can also spread butter with it. In fact, most people spread butter with butterknives. But if your a sick enough fuck to want to butter your bread with a Smith & Wesson, or perhaps knock a few balls around with an AR-15, then we not only should regulate or ban your weapon. We should regulate or ban YOU.