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User avatar #71 - vissova (08/23/2013) [-]
If I threw a pencil at your face, would you blame the pencil? And then ban pencils for
violence? No. You would blame me for throwing it at you. That's just logical. Anyone
would agree. So if that's the case, why the **** are we blaming guns for stuff like this.
It's the person with the gun, not the gun itself.
User avatar #312 to #71 - vissova (08/23/2013) [-]
Guys, I realize you can't compare a pencil to a gun, but I was using a pencil as an easier
way to explain that you shouldn't blame something on an inanimate object that had
no choice on whether or not you get hurt. Don't take it so literally. :u
#301 to #71 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
because the idea is guns make it way too easy, if you think about it it's almost godlike power, killing a person by twitching your finger
User avatar #299 to #71 - drastronomy (08/23/2013) [-]
a pencil is not a tool people often use to kill
User avatar #296 to #71 - trollolololgabe (08/23/2013) [-]
"The blade itself incites to acts of violence"--Homer; Its not that I agree or disagree its just people believe that weapons incite violence just by being there.
#272 to #71 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
Guns are made for the purpose of killing people. Pencils are used to write and draw. It can also be the same with knifes, yeah people use them to kill people but if you ban them we won't be able to cut food.
#270 to #71 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
Grow the **** up, idiot.
#268 to #71 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
a pencil doesn't have the same capacity to kill a large amount of people though.....
User avatar #264 to #71 - skumbaner (08/23/2013) [-]
Pens don't kill people
User avatar #248 to #71 - danimer ONLINE (08/23/2013) [-]
Yeah well I still think we should illegalize guns beacuse it doesn't even matter whos' fault it is beacuse people get hurt anyway
User avatar #242 to #71 - toggme (08/23/2013) [-]
Mostly stupid people actually use a gun to kill others. And having guns so accesible would make it easier for those to commit crimes.
#234 to #71 - reredrumuoy (08/23/2013) [-]
but guns are completely unnecessary they are just an invention to kill people more effectively. And the reason we have the right to bear arms is because 200 years ago we needed to defend ourselves from peyote tripping, peace loving, savage redskins.
User avatar #216 to #71 - olibear (08/23/2013) [-]
I couldn't really care less about this stuff. I see where you're coming from. However, I feel that your argument is invalid. I mean, pencils are not made for hurting someone. They have other uses. Proper uses. Whereas a gun is made for killing someone, which at most times is a lot worse than hurting someone. Yes, you can kill people with other stuff, but it's a lot easier to kill someone with a gun. (A weapon made lethal)
#193 to #71 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
all these faggots below keep talking about how guns are manufactured for the sole purpose of harming and killing.

what about sport? there is a skill in being accurate, even with an assault rifle. most people who own guns hunt animals OR they shoot stupid **** in their backyard, like clay pigeons and bottles from long distance as it takes talent to do so.
#177 to #71 - xnotcreative (08/23/2013) [-]
The reason why people are trying to ban guns is because it reduces the amount of mentally unstable people getting their hands on that equipment capable of ending someone elses life in a matter of seconds.

Look at Europe and how well most of them are doing without guns.
#167 to #71 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
Pencils aren't manufactured to kill human beings
#163 to #71 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
If multiple cases of a certain brand of pencil being thrown were brought forward in the judicial system and a strong case was made by the politicians supporting the bill they could determine the pencils to be a cause of violence and ban them.

Moral of the story: always fistfight. It's more manly and no one can take your fists away.

User avatar #162 to #71 - lazypaul (08/23/2013) [-]
I would blame whatever government allowed you to own a gun, enabling you to shoot me in the face.
#127 to #71 - icefall ONLINE (08/23/2013) [-]
Disclaimer: not trying to say whether there should be a ban or not.

Your argument is flawed since the pencil and gun analogy are not equivalent.
-A pencil's main use is to write, thus by throwing it you are not using it for its intended use. Guns in the other hand are weapons, thus intended to be used to harm or kill.

Your analogy would be more correct if you were to compare guns with a katana, which is also a weapon. Then the story is a completelely different isn't it?
User avatar #114 to #71 - ruebezahl (08/23/2013) [-]
It's funny actually that the same political forces that go on about how "Guns don't kill people" are the ones that advocated invading Iraq, because they were afraid Saddam Hussein might have weapons of mass destruction.
#104 to #71 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
Guns are a MEANS for KILLING.
Pencils are not MADE to pepper people to death.

Guns are made for the sole purpose of killing people, pencils are not.
Your argument is highly illogical.
#93 to #71 - emotep ONLINE (08/23/2013) [-]
That argument is so flawed, and you put those who support the right to bear firearms in a bad light.
By your logic everyone should be allowed to own a nuclear warhead and a detonator for it, and why not some chemical weapons to go along with that? I mean it's not the weapon that has a problem. Yes a rifle is a tool just like a pencil, but a pencil is a tool for writing, and a full automatic assault rifle is a tool for killing people; a lot of them, and fast. There's a pretty big difference.
When you enable people on a mass scale (allowing them to own weapons), someone is bound to take actions they wouldn't otherwise have (If they had to illegally acquire one for example), which is why it is quite a difficult matter to legislate about as allowing people to bear firearms has certain pros as well, one being self defense.
User avatar #91 to #71 - kaiizel (08/23/2013) [-]
Hur dur, lets compare guns to pencils.
#255 to #80 - anon (08/23/2013) [-]
and psychopaths go into schools with these things all of the time, we need to ban them all! think of the children!!!! PDSPAPDselkfdrkgmdkgnmsmfnafokvgn
User avatar #228 to #80 - bhlizzm (08/23/2013) [-]
why do you have something like this
User avatar #229 to #228 - navadae (08/23/2013) [-]
well.. i did a search for 'pencil gun' cause i`m sure someone somewhere has made a gun that shoots pencils...

and that came up, it was thoroughly enjoyable
#75 to #71 - sassmastawillis (08/23/2013) [-]
pencils are made to write, not fight
User avatar #73 to #71 - RandomAnonGuy (08/23/2013) [-]
To play the devils advocate, if a pencil was primarily used to stab someones eyes out and was as widely available as it is, there would be huge pushes to ban pencils. It's not about blaming the guns, it's about removing the tools that are used to cause harm.
User avatar #72 to #71 - herberto (08/23/2013) [-]
Except a pencil can't kill a group of people with a few shots.
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