Double Standard of Dumb Standards

I know I’m not the only person who’s noticed that every time a famous person and/or child gets shot, the anti-gun nuts come out of the woodwork.

Even on the local sports radio show that I listen to every morning – he was talking about the evils of handguns and how there is NO NEED for them whatsoever.

Oh contraire’. The 2nd amendment doesn’t specify what types of arms are allowed and which aren’t. And as we all know from our history class, the 2nd amendment exists to make sure the government doesn’t run amok.

But if you want to read more about the 2nd amendment, go back and read my old posts.

This post is to point out the idiocy of singling out guns for bannination.

People are killed with knives every day. Where is the anti-knife lobby? If it’s all about saving lives, shouldn’t we get knives off the streets? Frankly I’d rather be shot than stabbed any day. But regardless, you’re just as dead. Why just ban guns?

How about cars? People are killed by cars at an astonishing rate. Shouldn’t we ban them?

I sent the radio talk show host a text this morning that said “Guns kill people the same way your microphone does your radio show.”

He read the text on the air and responded by saying “yes, but if I cuss on the air all the time, they’ll take my mic away.”

I disagree with the analogy he was trying to make, though… He’s calling for handguns to be banned because of what a few people are doing. In his analogy, if a few radio hosts started cussing, we’d have to ban ALL microphones.

It’s just a silly argument to make.

So next time someone is killed by something other than a gun, I’d better hear some hubbub.

  4 comments for “Double Standard of Dumb Standards

  1. del81
    July 6, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    you’re right guns dont kill people.. people using the guns do..

    But I think that folks like me dream of a perfect world where there would be no use for anyone to have a gun.. if No one had a gun, there would be no need to have them… but of course this is NOT a perfect world.. so I respect those who choose to lawfully practice their right to bare arms, as they respect my right to choose not to and wish that guns, knives, aids, bombs, abuse, neglect, and hate in general did not exist 🙂

  2. MR. Carley
    July 7, 2009 at 7:35 am

    I don’t have a problem with guns and I respect the rights of people to own them, but I don’t know if your analogies are any better.
    Cars are clearly not produced to kill anything, although obviously in the wrong hands or the wrong intent they can.

  3. MR. Carley
    July 7, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Hit enter too quickly.

    The same goes with knives, I would bet most knives are manufactured with the intent to cut things not necessarily kill.

    I guess I am still searching for a good analogue between guns and something else.

  4. July 7, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Ok, how about bows and arrows? Should they be illegal? They’re made to kill.

    Of course 99.99% of them are used for hunting or for target competitions…. just like guns.

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