Follow the line of logic you set by your statement:
No pencils = no pencil writing
No guns = no guns firing
No metaphor required. Your line of reasoning stands as is.
3 ups, 5y,
That is what you say. I did not say that. And there is no line of reasoning. I was complaining about the state of schools. As I said before and please do me the courtesy of actually reading it, it was an off topic comment. Anything else ascribed to it is your comment and your comment alone.
If we ban pencils, it would take a VERY long time to get them all out of circulation. If we ban guns, it would take a VERY long time to get them out of circulation. Why? What happened when we banned weed, heroine, ect?
OK anything can be used to hurt or kill people including my hands and no I'm not suggesting to ban hands... If you're looking for a simple rule which will eradicate crime, it doesn't exist. Yet saying that the rule is imperfect doesn't mean you shoudn't rule. Otherwise, the fact that crime exist would mean that laws are useless...
So you have to look for imperfect categories in order to be able to reduce crime as much as you can... I haven't seen any mass killing with chainsaws lately... It's just so easy to kill someone with a gun (yeah it's their main purpose!)...and it's so easy to buy a gun in the US...
I really have trouble understanding what there is to defend apart from the profit of gun corporations who want you to buy guns...
So I, average person with gun licence, should not be allowed to own a gun because I might be a killer, but random military private, a person who may have been randomly drafted and may even be a killer, is trusted for some reason?
Well, that's what other countries with gun regulations do so the mighty USA should be able to pull it off. Plus I guess (hope) they already do it for the military/police, the political risk of terrorist infiltration is to damn high!