Monday, May 23, 2011

Unconventional weapon violence

With so much focus on firearm usage during a crime by anti-gun folks, I take the time point out that the true weapon is the one who wields it. The adage of "guns don't kill people; people kill people" really is true. Virtually anything can be used to deadly intent by a madman:

AN assailant has sprayed a Roman Catholic priest with flammable liquid and set him alight during mass in a church in Lithuania, police in the Baltic state say.
Gasoline and lighters are readily available, and can be used to kill or harm. So can swords, machetes, and knives, which are not only readily available, but can be made by hand in a short amount of time. Mankind has been using fire and edged weapons to project force since the beginning of time, and they are still effective today.
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