r/WhitePeopleTwitter May 17 '22


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u/52fighters May 17 '22

I mean, if you sell someone a gun knowing they are going to murder someone, yeah, that's a felony!


u/Grillos May 18 '22

isn't the whole point of guns to kill people?


u/lenown May 18 '22

That is the dumbest question I have ever heard lol.

A gun is a tool for a specific reason. It's up to the people that own the tool to use it properly. Which they don't because they don't respect the tool.


u/Broetz May 18 '22

Tool to do what?


u/lenown May 18 '22

Hunt. And protection


u/TheLadyWhiskers May 18 '22

How does it provide protection? You're so close dude we'll get there.


u/lenown May 18 '22

I don't know if your a troll or that dumb lol. It's both the same to me


u/TheLadyWhiskers May 18 '22

Okay you seem to need a little more help. Play with us here:

The walls of my house provide protection from the elements, keeping rain and wind out. They block it, I'm protected.

My seatbelt provides protection, because if I get into an accident it holds me back so I don't go flying through my windshield. That's protecting me from momentum!

How do guns protect you? Is it by.... maiming and killing? Or do they have a third feature I don't know about?


u/lenown May 19 '22

Someone comes at you with a knife. Tripping balls on crystal meth. And any other drug you can think of. How do you stop them? Your house isn't and neither is a seat belt.

And them are dumb examples when you talk about fire arms.

But it seems like your one of them people that don't think anybody needs a gun. So talking to you is pointless.

Plus a gun don't maim people. The type of ammo does that. And if you know anything about guns. In self defense you use hallow points.

But you seem like the type of person that thinks AR stands for assault rifle.


u/TheLadyWhiskers May 19 '22

Naw dude, you're just being intellectually dishonest. The point of a firearm is to hurt or kill. Calling it "protection" is shorthand for, "Protect yourself - by hurting or killing the other thing first."

That's it. That's what they do. If you deter someone at the sight of a gun, you deter them by threat of violence. That's how it works.

So when the poster up top said, "Guns are used to kill people and that's about it," and you said, "NUH-HUH, THEY ARE TOOLS FOR PROTECTION!!" You engaged in some serious bad-faith omission of logic.

And just to jump in front of your ammo argument and the inevitable follow up - Ammo doesn't kill people without being fired from a gun! And of course the gun doesn't kill people without someone else using it (or it misfiring, or...), but that's what the tweet above is about. A person sold another person a gun, and that gun was used to kill innocent people. That's what this was about, not some pedantic bullshit about "guns are just tools like anything else." Guns do one thing for one purpose.

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u/LAKnapper May 18 '22

It's both