Gun Owner: "You know, you're right... If it saves one child, it IS worth it... So, If an assault rifle could save one child, we should not
enact a ban on them, right?"
Anti: "Well, um... I dunno, yeah I suppose, maybe..."
GO: "Well, what if the evil assault rifle were in the hands of a child, and they used it to save themselves?"
Anti: "Hey, I ain't talking about war zones, with little kids that have guns and use them against guys with machetes..."
GO: "Oh... (pregnant pause, like maybe that's what you were going to talk about) I'm not either. I'm talking about right here in the good ol' USA."
Anti: "Not necessarily, I mean, they could kill other people, too, with stray bullets and stuff... very dangerous."
GO: "What if a child saved himself AND another child, using what you consider to be a "weapon of war, designed for the battlefield?" Should we ban his gun, too..?"
Anti: "I doubt that would ever happen... "
GO: "Well, it did happen, on at least one occasion: A 15 year old boy, saved himself and his 13 year old sister from TWO home invaders. The boy shot one man several times
, no one else was shot, there were no stray bullets. And the criminal SURVIVED being shot several times
by the assault weapon that you say is designed to kill multiple people in the least amount of time... Not only did the criminal survive being shot several times, he left the home and was driven away by his accomplice... Police apprehended him and his accomplice at the hospital, so that they could go to trial."
Here's the News Report from Houston Texas: Boy Uses Dad's AR-15 to Shoot Invader - YouTube
GO: "So while you cannot prove that banning assault weapons will save even one life, I can prove that having and using an assault weapon saved two children, did not harm anyone else but the criminal bent on their attack, and actually SAVED a child. NO, SAVED 2 CHILDREN."
Anti: "Yeah but...."
GO: "Yeah but nothing."