1. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/14/world/asia/china-knife-attack/index.html
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    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/14/world/asia/china-knife-attack/index.html
    Given that the sole purpose of a knife is to kill things I think they should also be banned.

    Ditto with cars - they are too designed only with the purpose of ending human life.
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    If you want to kill instead of wound, guns are much better.
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    Originally posted by Agerg
    Given that the sole purpose of a knife is to kill things I think they should also be banned.

    Ditto with cars - they are too designed only with the purpose of ending human life.
    Cars and knives have useful purpose for ordinary citizens. Gun's don't.
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    Originally posted by Agerg
    Given that the sole purpose of a knife is to kill things I think they should also be banned.

    Ditto with cars - they are too designed only with the purpose of ending human life.
    I would have to admit one thing, so far none of these poor little kids have died from this attack, unlike the attack in the USA.
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    15 Dec '12 01:56
    Originally posted by moon1969
    Cars and knives have useful purpose for ordinary citizens. Gun's don't.
    I was hoping the sarcasm in my opening post was blatant ;]
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    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    I would have to admit one thing, so far none of these poor little kids have died from this attack, unlike the attack in the USA.
    The reason for that is
    a) in any short interval under a second, knives are not nearly as destructive as the bullets expelled from guns...the victims have a greater likelyhood of surviving a short attack if he/she is one of 20 other targets
    b) it requires a lot more effort (and risk on the part of the attacker) to land multiple consecutive killing blows with a knife, and
    c) the victims of a possible knife attack can attempt to counter, parry, or deflect an attack ...or run away!

    The gun was specifically invented to eliminate (b) and (c)
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    15 Dec '12 02:24
    Originally posted by Agerg
    I was hoping the sarcasm in my opening post was blatant ;]
    😉
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    Originally posted by Agerg
    I was hoping the sarcasm in my opening post was blatant ;]
    Oh ok. Good, 🙂 That's refreshing.

    The reason the sarcasm was not readily apparent at least to me was because so many people non-sacrastically draw those analogies and make that point. I even thought you might have had some sort-of reverse sarcasm going or something but still ending with it being ridiculous to ban guns. But now I see.
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    15 Dec '12 02:43
    Originally posted by Agerg
    The reason for that is
    a) in any short interval under a second, knives are not nearly as destructive as the bullets expelled from guns...the victims have a greater likelyhood of surviving a short attack if he/she is one of 20 other targets
    b) it requires a lot more effort (and risk on the part of the attacker) to land multiple consecutive killing blows with ...[text shortened]... deflect an attack ...or run away!

    The gun was specifically invented to eliminate (b) and (c)
    Gee thanks, being only an AAS the physics are beyond my grasp.
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    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Gee thanks, being only an AAS the physics are beyond my grasp.
    Not trying to patronize you ChessPraxis (for what it's worth I am/was aware that you are well educated - more so than myself), just marking out (not just for your benefit) how guns are a special case when talking about things that kill people. To equate knives with guns is to neglect the features of a gun which empower their users to slaughter on a grand scale.
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    Originally posted by moon1969
    The reason the sarcasm was not readily apparent at least to me was because....
    Broadly speaking, British people balk at 'indicating' their ironic comments with emoticons.
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    Originally posted by Agerg
    Not trying to patronize you ChessPraxis (for what it's worth I am/was aware that you are well educated - more so than myself), just marking out (not just for your benefit) how guns are a special case when talking about things that kill people. To equate knives with guns is to neglect the features of a gun which empower their users to slaughter on a grand scale.
    Thanks and sorry for being a smart ass, well this time anyway.
    Even though this incident is less traumatic, it never the less illustrates, there is a problem with people in general.
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    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Thanks and sorry for being a smart ass, well this time anyway.
    Even though this incident is less traumatic, it never the less illustrates, there is a problem with people in general.
    Even though this incident is less traumatic, it never the less illustrates, there is a problem with people in general.

    Which is why guns should be banned.
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    15 Dec '12 03:26
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Thanks and sorry for being a smart ass, well this time anyway.
    Even though this incident is less traumatic, it never the less illustrates, there is a problem with people in general.
    Human depravity never takes a day off... now or ever.
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