Overheard in Texas, of All Places

It was odd hearing something that could be construed as a pro-gun control statement that reversed a certain cliche:

“…Guns don’t kill people, but if he didn’t have access to a gun, it wouldn’t have happened. If you really want to kill someone, you can grab a pencil or ballpoint pen. You’re going to do it but…”

I am at the graduate student GIS lab, so I suppose that upped the probability of hearing something like that.

The alternate version I imagine is that he was quoting a gun control advocate and “refuting” the argument by asserting that it’s equally easy to kill without a gun so there’s no point in restricting them, which is pretty silly.

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