I understand that inanimate objects don’t do anything on their own, but can we consider the main purpose of each of these objects?
Thumb drive: to store files, transporting documents
Small knife: A knife of this size, cutting rope and string?
Lighter: Cigarettes, candles
Gun: Killing people
That’s it. The only purpose of a gun is to kill or to threaten the act of killing or severely injuring.
These are not comparable objects.
Yes they are. Lighters are for inflicting self harm for cigarettes/drugs, and potentially arson or accidental fire. Small knives are a utility for violence in schools and public places.
Blame the user not the device. Ill be keeping my guns, thanks