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Enrico Petrucco

Senior Scientist, Johnson Matthey

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Guns are designed to kill people. When are guns actually a positive influence in society?

Guns are designed to kill people (or animals). I would like to open the floor for honest concise input: How can one use this destructive tool as a constructive tool for society?

Topics: war and peace
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    Feb 6 2012: I don't believe guns have any constructive implications on society.If we take away the guns from a society, other weapons will be used but if we add guns to society we encourage their use. Or at least facilitate it.
    Perhaps a gun is useful in a hypothetical society, one overrun by zombies for example but not in the civilised world.
    • Feb 7 2012: Uh? So guns are not constructive but other weapons are fine? So to you it is better to slice someones head rather than shooting them? What else should we do if we are attacked? Should we yell "This is SPAAAAARTA"?

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