is a tool that is designed and manufactured for the sole purpose of killing or injuring animal life.
From this perspective, it ranks up there with the cross (crucifixion),the gallows (hanging) and the guillotine (beheading). In fact the gun enabled the firing squad.
The automobile is not designed for killing or injuring any life; but it can be successfully argued that the automobile can be a lethal weapon in the hands of the wrong person
When I turned 18 years old, (please do not ask how long ago) the first thing I did was apply for a "Learner's Licence" (British colony, British spelling) to drive. This permitted me to drive a motor vehicle:
Only if a certified driver was seated in the front passenger seat (to quickly take control if necessary).
An "Lcolor>size>" of specified size had to be displayed at the front and rear of the vehicle.
The max speed would be 15 mph.
The mandatory minimum period was three months before I could apply to take the written and practical tests.
Here in the USA I had to repeat that (different conditions); and in the 30 years since I have had to re-test twice. At present there are two endorsements on my driver's license (please note updated spelling).
I am quite sure that I can, today (Sunday), purchase and use a gun legally, more quickly and easily than I could purchase and use an auto.
My point, you ask?
Well! If I have not made it clear thus far, I need to seriously brush up on my communication skills.