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yeah, well, here's the deal. the carnage caused by other weapons and/or uan bombs is dwarfed by the carnage caused by guns. no other means comes close. and people aren't going to turn to crashing airplanes into buildings on any kind of scale to match gun deaths. so, yeah, it was drivel whether you like it or not.
the only purpose for a gun is to shoot someone or something, period. guns have no other purpose. all the other methods you describe, fertilizer, knives etc have primary and normally used purposes which do not include killing. that they are used on occasion for killing is unfortunate. guns however...
and read the goddamn link to jefferson's views re: right and the second amendment.
and, chet, i agree that this country will never give up their childish obsession about guns so gun control meaning background checks, limitations for those on no-fly lists, eliminating sales at gun shows (you can order a gun but not sell one at gun show would be an idea), keeping track of private sales by individuals, melting down confiscated guns and development of technology that locks firing a gun to biometrics etc only makes sense. as the link i posted notes the second amendment was not what is put forth by the nra nor by those who want guns banned. and jefferson, he of the unalienable rights rhetoric, noted that, like hannah arendt noted, rights are subject to alteration. rights do not exist outside of the body politic. anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling themselves.