Joe Huffman takes a look at Dennis Henigan's latest PSH, his book Lethal Logic: Exploding the Myths that Paralyze American Gun Policy. Henigan's position:
"Guns don't kill people, people kill people." Henigan counters with Ozzy Osbourne's take on that: "If that's the case, why do we give people guns when they go to war? Why not just send the people?"Joe replies (and I'm doing this post to archive this):
Suppose you were to drop Dennis Henigan and Sarah Brady in the woods with all the guns and ammo they can carry. And a half mile away you drop in an Army Ranger or Navy Seal completely naked, one hand tied behind their back and a patch over one eye. If you tell them only one side can leave the woods alive I'm betting that by the next morning, despite being outnumbered 2:1 and out armed, the warrior will be walking out of the woods fully clothed, armed, and wearing Sarah and Dennis's ears as a necklace.Absolutely.
Gun are tools used by people. Without the people the guns don't kill, with or without guns people can kill. Guns just make violence against people easier. Sometimes that violence is for good and sometimes it is for evil. Most of the time guns are used for good. Reducing the access of guns to good people enables evil.