OT: The semantics of 'Guns don't kill people' (was Re: OT: Helen Keller & Whorf-Sapir)
|From:||Mark P. Line <mark@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, August 14, 2004, 20:54|
Paul Bennett said:
> To take this off topic, and into dangerous territory, that's the whole
> point of the NRA slogan. Guns have no agentive power. Blaming a gun for
> killing someone is like blaming a pencil for spelling mistakes. That's
> what the slogan in full ("Guns don't kill people. People kill people.")
> actually means.
"Hurricanes don't kill people. Insolation and planetary rotation kill
So if you want to do something about it, do something about all that
insolation and planetary rotation.