Flyin'Dutch' wrote:The whole mantra of 'it is the user that makes them into weapons' is NRA style BS.
I have absolutely no truck whatsoever with American NRA meatheads either . But sorry FD , I simply cannot go along with that either .
A craftsman made gun is a thing of beauty , just take a look at the woodwork and the delicate mechanisms that make these things operate . Similarly with a craftsman made violin or double-bass , they are things of beauty . But it wouldn't have stopped Reggie or Ronnie Kray from taking a double-bass and shoving the spike through some poor buggers skull would it ?
What about a nice 1930 Speed 6 Bentley then ? A priceless and historic classic racer .
Until some shaven headed , tattooed moron decides to nick it and then finds out the hard way that this 130+ mph racer doesn't stop quite as quick as his Citroen Saxo does .
Oh,,,,and what about the Scania artic ? You know , the one that was hi-jacked by the Islamic fundamentalist and driven through a load of Xmas shoppers last year .
The thing that decides what is or is not a weapon , most definitely IS the user .