On the mindless simplicity of blaming inanimate hand weapon (‘guns’) for violent assaults and murders:

Philo, born ca. 20 B.C.

Philo, born ca. 20 B.C.

“But it is silly to visit displeasure on the servants rather than on the actual authors, for the outrage is not committed by the hands but by the persons who used their hands to commit it, and it is these persons who must be punished.”  — Philo, Volume VII, edited by G. P. Gould, The Loeb Classical Library (LCL 320), Page 461, year 1998.

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“For similarly, in musical exhibitions, when anyone makes a highly successful performance on the flute or lyre, we do not pass him by and adjudge that laudatory announcements and honours to the instruments.” — Philo, Volume VII, edited by G. P. Gould, The Loeb Classical Library (LCL 320), Page 461, year 1998.

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Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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