If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.
If there would be one thing I could un-invent, it would be the assault rifle. Thing about all of the killings that have happened due to this creation. Most deaths in wars, school shootings such as the tragedies in Newtown and Columbine, and many other instances.
However, I think that the scariest thing about this invention isn’t the damage it has caused. It is the lack of skill or talent needed to acquire it. Almost anybody over a certain age and with a clear background check can purchase a gun. You don’t need any special training. This is a very scary thought.
If we no longer had assault rifles, however, I think that there could be some consequences. Although it may not be a bad thing, wars would be less efficient. But I’m sure humans would still find a way to massacre at a whim. It could be back to sticks and stones, or maybe we would come up with something completely different.
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