Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:19:13 PM
Guns are made solely for killing. I disagree. Consider this, I shoot at a target at the range. Would you consider this a misuse of the firearm? I certainly don't.
Now, if you do not consider this a misuse of the firearm, then we can conclude that it is being used purposefully. Therefore, one must reach the ultimate conclusion that the purpose of a firearm is not to kill.
What then is the purpose? In all of the cases of use in which I consider a firearm to be used properly, I find that the purpose is to propel a bullet or other projectile over some distance.
Of course, this all hinges on your acceptance or denial that firing a gun at a shooting range is a proper way to use it.