#81 - but, but... they're all guns and rifles, so it's just so, so unfair to single out ones that are easy to fire, fire lots of rounds, have high kinetic energy delivery, do massive damage.
They're fun, dammit!
So cool! Unless you touch the barrel after firing a nice magazine off.
Boy, you can cook some bacon on that thing!
And sure, for some reason, that one - that really popular one - that AR, keeps getting used in mass shootings.
But that's just a coincidence. The shooter would just use something else, anyway.
Sure. What they use might not do as much damage, they might not be able to get off as many rounds. Heck, police, feeling more evenly matched, might just be more aggressive in confronting them. Naw. They're just cowards. They aren't actually evaluating how poor their chances are against a weapon like this. I know because all these gun folks have told me that there's nothing special about these things.
The shape, color, style - how bad-ass they look? Come on! You can't ask me to give that up!
And the irrational emotional attachment to these weapons? No. You're the irrational one. You are.
That has nothing to do with anything.
You're just stupid if you believe that.
Besides, you made that up.