Debunking Republicans: "Guns Don't Kill People!" & "Criminals Will Switch To Knives!"

 
Thumbnail photos: docmonstereyes/Flickr; Conmongt/Pixabay

Thumbnail photos: docmonstereyes/Flickr; Conmongt/Pixabay

 

It's often argued that guns don't kill people; people kill people—and in the absence of access to firearms, criminals and killers will simply switch to other tools to get the job done. While yes, guns don't take it upon themselves to go out and kill, they to make it much easier to kill to a degree that other weapons don't compare to. While many miscellaneous objects can be used as a weapon, it wouldn't make sense to ban them because they have beneficial primary functions. Pointing to killers making the switch from guns to knives undermines the argument that gun control would be ineffective.