What exactly is a gun used for? I have never used it to to wash dishes. I have never used it to plant flowers. I have never used it to drive a car. The idea that guns are not harmless is idiotic. They have been manufactured for one thing and one thing only to kill something. Whether it is in self defense, hunting or something worse it is still considered murder. Why do people value guns over life is beyond me. People who defend guns are the problem, that is the mental illness of America. Anything can be used as a weapon, but that reason is not the sole purpose of manufacturing it. A guns sole purpose is to kill and the reason why it has been manufactured to make killing easier, faster and more precise.