SUMMARY: In a well-reasoned, succinct article, professor of philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University Michael W. Austin lists four reasons why the common argument, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” is fallacious.
KEY QUOTE: “While in a sense it is true that guns don’t kill people, people kill people, it is also the case that people often kill people with guns.”
DIG DEEPER: We curated four guided learning paths on guns and gun violence to help you learn about the subject through a distinct Christian lens.
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