What is the actual definition of a “device”?
It is a NOUN – “a thing made or adapted for a particular purpose, especially a piece of mechanical or electronic equipment.”
What is the actual definition of a “tool”?
Here it is – NOUN – “a device or implement, especially one held in the hand, used to carry out a particular function.”
Anything CAN be a tool from a shovel, saw, hammer, wrench, knife, gun, bat, crowbar, sword, pencil, pen, sickle, etc.
The above I mentioned, also, can be a weapon if it is utilized for that SPECIFIC PURPOSE TO BE A WEAPON. As it can be used for another purpose OTHER THAN a weapon.
Where am I going at this, you wonder? Clear your mind with all bias and just use the basic common sense and logic here. That is all I ask… and after you have read this blog, YOU DECIDE FOR YOURSELF and without the biases of all the main stream media (MSM) out there in what THEY’RE TELLING YOU HOW it should look or be like.
All the items I listed are inanimate objects. Inanimate – “not alive, especially not in the manner of animals and humans. Showing no sign of life, is lifeless.”
So a gun with nobody holding it or behind it, is an inanimate object. Similarly, a bat, knife, car, bicycle, motorcycle, crowbar, hammer, saw, wrench, pen, and pencil are all inanimate objects. These objects do not choose to hurt nor kill a thing.
It is THE individual behind such tool/device/inanimate object noted.
So when you hear on the mainstream media that “guns kill people”. Think about it… the gun by itself cannot kill or hurt someone if it is just sitting on the desk, floor, table, etc. It is the person behind the object, holding the object, brandishing the object utilizing it to do the actual harm. How is this any different from someone being stabbed by a knife? How is it any different from someone being beaten to death by a bat? Or a shovel? Or a crowbar? I can go on.
Regardless of any one’s beliefs it all comes down to… What and why did that person want to cause harm to another? Anybody can die from a stab wound or blunt force trauma to their head by a bat, shovel, wrench, car, etc.
However, what is politicized the most and blasted all over main stream media = guns. Guns are bad, guns should be banned, more background checks, universal background checks, etc, etc.
As I mentioned before in my prior blog posts… Any criminal (does not matter what kind) if they want to do harm, they will use any means necessary to do it. They do not care to follow the law, it’s why they choose to be a criminal. And any criminal will find a way to find any tool/device to be their weapon of choice. You think a criminal will follow the law? Nope.
Take a step back and sit outside of your “comfort zone”. Honestly speaking, no one state is perfect and have no crime(s) committed at all. The analyses below are on the “reported crimes” that I am able to research and find:
The annual reports from the Chicago Police Department were pulled directly from their website: Annual Reports – Chicago Police Department
The city of Kennesaw, Georgia has passed an ordinance where it would require (but not necessarily enforce) residents in the city of Kennesaw to own a firearm. Chapter 34 – CIVIL EMERGENCIES ARTICLE II. – FIREARMS
Other cities I noted have similar laws / ordinances passed to Kennesaw, Georgia. To name a couple that have similar gun ordinances passed – city of Virgin, Utah and city of Gun Barrel City, Texas.
The Gun Barrel City has passed a resolution where residents can own a gun (but not enforced):
The reports are lengthy. And again these only show “reported crimes”. However, after looking at these reports… Are “guns” really the problem as our politicians constantly repeat that old tune and portray them as such?
Or is it mainly a criminal problem, where again, any criminal (does not matter what kind) if they want to do harm, they will use any means necessary to do it.