Guns are not *just* inanimate objects
My latest at PennLive:
No, guns are not just "inanimate objects."
Yes, guns are tools. And yes, those tools don't operate without humans making the decisions.
But guns are a different type of tool. They are designed for one purpose only:
The simple fact is that guns are qualitatively different, are designed and made to be dangerous -- are prized, in fact, for the amount of injury and death they can inflict -- and that makes them worth considering differently than we do, say, a wrench.I also show why the "cars kill people too" argument is (ahem) fatally flawed. Please give it a read!