Monday, September 15, 2014

PA:Another Writer Transfers Volition to Guns

The alternative online publication, which is about "Philly Arts, Gossip, Media, Music, Nightlife & Politics".   The have picked up on the theme of irrationality of those who wish to disarm the citizenry by attribution volition and motivation to inanimate objects:

"..3,373 people were killed by guns in Philadelphia between September 11, 2001 and the end of 2013, and 174 more have been murdered so far this year."
People were killed *with* guns, not "by" guns.   There is a large difference.   Guns are not alive.   Guns do not make choices.  Guns do not have volition or motivation.   People do.   Those who try to impute volition and motivation to guns appear to do so in order to remove volition and motivation from people.   If humans have no volition or motivation, then they are not responsible for what they do.   That seems to be what this irrational usage is aiming at.

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