“I wont have a gun in my house,” she said.
“Why it is just a piece of sporting equipment,” he retorted.
“Guns kill,” she said.
“True but so do hammers and frying pans,” he retorted. “It is people that kill. A gun is just a tool. It is the use of the tool and the intent of the user that is the issue.”
“Then why do all those reporters call it vicious gunfire?”
“Now, you’re being silly. Shooting a paper target isn’t vicious,” he said.
“Silly? Then why is the silhouette in the shape of a man?”
“Umm,” he hedged.
“Exactly,” she said. “It’s still linked to violence.”
Sometimes there is nothing more vicious than discussions about gunfire.