A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 03, 2022
“If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk and spoons make people fat”

"If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?” and “If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk and spoons make people fat” are pro-gun sayings that have been printed on many images.

“If guns kill people, pencils misspell words” was posted on the newsgroup rec.music.artists.queensryche on May 17, 1999. “I bought a bumper sticker that made me chuckle, given my line of work: ‘If guns kill people, then do pencils misspell words?’” was printed in the Longview (TX) News-Journal on June 15, 2007. “Bumper sticker: If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?” was posted on Twitter by Jodi Paul on May 13, 2008.

“If guns kill people, pencils misspell words” “Blaming guns for Columbine is like blaming spoons for Rosie O’Donnell being fat” was posted on the newsgroup rec.music.artists.queensryche on July 15, 1999. “If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons made Rosie O’Donnell fat” was printed in the Wichita (KS) Eagle on April 29, 2007.

“If guns kill people, then pencils miss spel words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons made people fat” was posted on Twitter by Amanda Gray on July 9, 2009. “Loved this Myspace bumper sticker: If guns kill people then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, & spoon make people fat” was posted on Twitter by 饾枡饾枎饾枓 on December 19, 2009. “So if guns kill people, I guess pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk, and spoons make people fat” was posted on Twitter by Jimmy on November 1, 2011. 


Google Groups: rec.music.artists.queensryche
The Morality of Capital Punishment
Chris Tidwell
May 17, 1999, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
“If guns kill people, pencils misspell words”

Google Groups: rec.music.artists.queensryche
Sheryl Crow: I must be the only one
Chris Tidwell
Jul 15, 1999, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
“If guns kill people, pencils misspell words”
“Blaming guns for Columbine is like blaming spoons for Rosie O’Donnell being fat.”

Newspapers.com
18 April 2002, Des Moines (IA) Register, “Your 2 cents’ worth,” pg. 6B, col. 1:
If guns kill people, then pencils must misspell words.
-- Responsible gun owner on south side

Newspapers.com
29 April 2007, Wichita (KS) Eagle, pg. 11A, col. 5:
If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons made Rosie O’Donnell fat.

Newspapers.com
15 June 2007, Longview (TX) News-Journal, “Gun-toting liberal gets a CHL” by Gary Borders, pg. 3A, col. 4:
I bought a bumper sticker that made me chuckle, given my line of work: “If guns kill people, then do pencils misspell words?”

Twitter
Jodi Paul 馃尰 馃嚭馃嚘
@jodiness
Bumper sticker: If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?
9:19 AM 路 May 13, 2008路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
LPGeorgia
@LPGeorgia
If guns kill people: pencils and keyboards miss spel words, cars make people drive drunk, and forks and spoons make people fat.
10:49 AM 路 Dec 11, 2008路Twitter Web Client

Google Groups: humanities.philosophy.objectivism
Liberty Stickers
jts
Dec 23, 2008, 3:45:28 PM
(...)
* If guns kill people ... Do pencils misspell words?

Twitter
Jeremy D. Baldwin
@jeremydbaldwin
If guns kill people, then.. Pencils mis spell words, cars make people drive drunk and spoons make rosie odonnel fat…
1:13 AM 路 Jan 14, 2009路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Amanda Gray
@agray_music
“If guns kill people, then pencils miss spel words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons made people fat.
1:11 PM 路 Jul 9, 2009路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
馃嚭馃嚫 饾枡饾枎饾枓
@Tim_APRcoffee
Loved this Myspace bumper sticker: If guns kill people then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, & spoon make people fat.
10:44 AM 路 Dec 19, 2009路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Dewayne Keen
@hitomelord
Bumper Sticker: 鈥淚f guns kill people鈥 Do pencils misspell words?鈥 Discount.: Bumper Sticker: 鈥淚f guns kill peopl… http://bit.ly/hJVkqT
5:01 PM 路 Mar 10, 2011路twitterfeed

Reddit—Guns
Posted by u/Swiss_Cheese9797 March 17, 2011
If guns kill people, then…
. pencils misspell words
. cars make people drive drunk
. chopsticks made Kim Jong Il fat

Reddit—Libertarian
Posted by u/Mind_Virus July 28, 2011
If Guns Kill People
i.imgur.com/bVMrv....
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
IF GUNS KILL PEOPLE
Then pencils misspell words
Cars make people drive drunk
and spoons made Rosie O’Donnell fat

Twitter
Jimmy
@BoyGenius_Ad3
So if guns kill people, I guess pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk, and spoons make people fat.
9:11 PM 路 Nov 1, 2011路Twidroyd for Android

Twitter
samantha lax
@samantha_lax
so if guns kill people, then i guess pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk, and spoons make people fat
1:28 AM 路 Nov 2, 2011路Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/berger321 August 1, 2016
If guns kill people, then do pencils misspell words?

Twitter
馃嚭馃嚫 Rene HeSez 鉂
@ReneHesez
I saw a bumper sticker yesterday which read:
If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?
10:24 AM 路 Aug 25, 2018路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
conspiracybot
@conspiracyb0t
If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?
12:16 AM 路 Jan 26, 2022路conspiracyb0t

Twitter
Michael James Tamondong
@sixp8ck
鈽濔煆絀f guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons make people fat.馃憠馃徑#RT #Me
(So if guns kill people, I guess pencils miss spell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons make people fat” is shown on an image.—ed.)
@Twitter @Verified @Sixp8ck
鉁岎煆金煋佛煋#ShreddedBeyondABSolute #WhatsOnMJsHead #JustShoeingLife #POV #FirstTakeOnMe #JustEatSleepLiftThings馃憠馃徑http://shreddedbeyondabsolute.com
Michael James Tamondong and 3 others
1:08 AM 路 May 25, 2022 from San Francisco, CA路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Bog Mummy, Take the Wheel
@yahhello1
I saw a bumper sticker, 鈥渋f guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?鈥
Which made me realize that it鈥檚 actually very difficult to get a misspelled word without a tool to write with. 
Sure, you *can* use a rock or stick or something, but you can鈥檛 write an essay like that.
3:50 PM 路 May 25, 2022路Twitter for iPhone

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