"Potential." That's key. My car has the potential to run someone over. My kitchen knife has the potential to slice someone up. My baseball bat has the potential, well, you get it. We should ban everything. For the children. this is such a specious argument, and i hope you know that. guns are explicitly manufactured to kill. also your argument is basically: 'well lots of things kill people, so we shouldn't do anything about any specific case!' and it's absurd. one has nothing to do with the other.