By Jonathan Benson – Natural News
(NaturalNews) When a drunk driver decides to get into a vehicle and joyride around town, only to crash into another vehicle and kill someone, society recognizes that the driver, not the vehicle, is responsible for the resultant carnage. The same is true for the irresponsible biker who fails to yield at a stoplight and gets hit by an oncoming vehicle – it’s not the bicycle‘s fault that the wreck occurred, of course, but rather the cyclist who was riding the bicycle.
But somehow when it comes to guns and people’s misuse of them, certain people in society have chosen to blame firearms for killing people rather than firearm users, some of whom choose to use such weaponry for purposes of violence. It doesn’t seem to matter that millions of law-abiding citizens own guns safely and never shoot people in random acts of violence. All guns, claim many of the political left, are inherently evil and need to be removed from society.
This double standard doesn’t make any logical sense, of course, as a gun is simply an agglomeration of metal parts assembled into a device that, when engaged, sends other metal and lead parts soaring through the air in a linear direction towards a particular target. Such a device can be used for purposes of evil or for purposes of good, and it’s all dependent on the individual firing it what the final outcome of the gun’s use will be.