Cannoneer wrote:You are stuck on the idea that guns are responsible for human actions ...
Exactly backwards. Human actions are responsible for guns, their dangerous ubiquity, and harmful use.
Those who value facts and accurate analysis recognize the danger in our country of too many guns in too many places in too many irresponsible hands and the lack of effective controls/regulations to make them safer.
Responsible people draw a line between acceptable and unacceptable dangers of items easily available to everybody. Here's mine:Unacceptable
Explosive munitions, bombs
Armed military vehicles
Military grade artillery
Military grade long guns
Unlicensed short and long guns
Guns on premises (car, house, or place of business) without demonstrated criteria for need====================== My Line ==================
Guns kept off premises under custody of responsible organization until desired by the owner for necessary (short) time
Licensed long and short guns, training and competency criteria tested and required
Swords and Knives
Everything on the list can kill people.
Everything carries danger.
Those things below the line have been demonstrated globally to carry minimum risk.