Knives were invented and have been developed through the years to do a number of cutting jobs. For example, you use a knife to cut your sirloin steak into bite-sized pieces. When Amazon delivers your new edition of John Lott's famous book, you grab a knife to quickly and efficiently open the package.
In all fairness, if you get really mad at someone and decide to stab them in the eye, a knife will serve that purpose, but that was not its original design. In fact many knife killings happen because there's no gun handy, but because the knife wasn't primarily designed to kill, the chances of failure are much greater than with a gun.
Guns, on the other hand were invented and have been developed throughout the years for one purpose: to kill. When you want to kill someone else or yourself, the first choice is a gun. This makes perfect sense because that's what it was made for.
Of course, people do use guns to fire into the air on New Year's Eve, and many people carry guns to feel safe and secure, but these things were not the original purpose. Some people do target shooting, but what's that but simulated killing?
But what about the self-defense capability of a gun, some might ask. Well, a gun can be used for that purpose, and occasionally is, but in most cases the attacker is using a gun himself attempting to kill the defender and in many cases the defender himself becomes the aggressor, sometimes killing the attacker needlessly. Even in cases of self-defense, the gun is being used for it's basic killing function.
So, it's very clear. The difference between knives, and many other objects that in a pinch can be used to kill, and guns, is like the difference between night and day.
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