Originally Posted by SteyrAUG
I know why different causes of death are kept separated, but just because a gun was used to kill someone doesn't mean it's the guns fault. If someone does not desire to use the bomb or the gun to end peoples lives then they are not killing people adding to the statistic. Actually to be honest this is so far the only worth while argument I have seen in this thread.
well it is a bit of a deviation, but regardless we'll press on.
The math is there. you just said it, take the gun away and the deaths go down. They're not going to disappear just because we get rid of the gun and only the gun, because yes, people need to get their kill on. However if they're limited then odds are favourable for fewer casualties as a result of somebody's childish bloodlust. Guns accumulate responsibility when the user isn't responsible enough to know when not to use it.