Possibly because they have a purpose other than slaughtering your fellow human beings i.e. cooking?
But fear not, your dream may become reality. I know I've had to submit to a background check to get a box of Sudafed every spring lately.
Guns have other purposes besides just slaughtering fellow humans as well.
I believe that the OP's point is that, if someone wants to cause mass casualties, they will find a way - gun or no gun. So, banning certain types of guns or regulating magazine capacity is not going to do anything other than make it hard for honest and sane gun enthusiasts. The public doesnt see it that way though - they just call for a ban on the offending instrument that was used. To show how ridiculous that is, I agree that we should open dialog on banning/regulating the purchase of pressure cookers. Why is that a childish argument to make?
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