Some idiot actually sent me this message on the Twitter.
The guns do not Kill it's People That Kill. What part of that don't you understand? https://t.co/0gIKokFUKg— DR. Greene / ROHK (@MistervDanny) June 13, 2016
At the time I couldn't think of a more clever response than "you're an idiot," also I would have only had 140 characters, but here's what I should have said.
Guns don't kill? Then why do we give them to soldiers? Why don't we send our troops into battle with knives and clubs instead of automatic rifles? Hell, why not just send them out into battle empty-handed and tell them to strangle the enemy?
Could it possibly be because guns, and especially assault rifles, are the easiest away to kill people? Especially large numbers of people? Because maybe if someone attacks another person with a knife or a stick or a rock that person could either defend himself or run away? And you can't outrun a bullet? Or a barrage of bullets? Is it maybe because automatic and/or semi-automatic assault rifles make it possible to kill large numbers of people in a short amount of time, even if those people are trying desperately to flee?
Oh, and also -- You're an idiot.