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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 people." So if you want to do something about it, do something about all that insolation and planetary rotation. -- Mark