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A deconstruction of the phrase:"Guns don't kill people. People kill people." (The True Purpose of Guns)

A longish rant about the phrase "Guns don't kill people. People kill people."  I'll just leave this here:  "Guns don't kill people. People kill people."  This is a phrase that I've always hated. First of all, it's completely illogical.  Why is it illogical? Because it's talking about design, function, and functionality then making a cross comparison of functionality wherein the initial purpose of it's design has been altered to get a different purpose implying the object's original purpose was not what it was designed for. This makes the statement blatantly illogical. Design serves function, function serves purpose, and functionality can be manipulated to, as a consequence, alter an object's original purpose.  In simple terms, design is the method by which the objection accomplishes a a specific function. The function is the action the object performs to accomplish a specific goal or purpose. This