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Entry from June 04, 2022
“If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?”

“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 𝖙𝖎𝖒 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. 
     
“My teacher told me guns kill people. I told her my pencil failed my math exam” is a related saying.
 
         
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 🌻 🇺🇦
@jodiness
Bumper sticker: If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?
9:19 AM · May 13, 2008·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 · Dec 11, 2008·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 · Jan 14, 2009·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 · Jul 9, 2009·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
🇺🇸 𝖙𝖎𝖒
@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 · Dec 19, 2009·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
Dewayne Keen
@hitomelord
Bumper Sticker: “If guns kill people… Do pencils misspell words?” Discount.: Bumper Sticker: “If guns kill peopl… http://bit.ly/hJVkqT
5:01 PM · Mar 10, 2011·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 · Nov 1, 2011·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 · Nov 2, 2011·Twitter for iPhone
 
Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/berger321 August 1, 2016
If guns kill people, then do pencils misspell words?
 
Twitter
🇺🇸 Rene HeSez ❌
@ReneHesez
I saw a bumper sticker yesterday which read:
If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?
10:24 AM · Aug 25, 2018·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
conspiracybot
@conspiracyb0t
If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?
12:16 AM · Jan 26, 2022·conspiracyb0t
   
Twitter
Michael James Tamondong
@sixp8ck
☝🏽If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons make people fat.👉🏽#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.)
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Michael James Tamondong and 3 others
1:08 AM · May 25, 2022 from San Francisco, CA·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
Bog Mummy, Take the Wheel
@yahhello1
I saw a bumper sticker, “if guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?”
Which made me realize that it’s 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’t write an essay like that.
3:50 PM · May 25, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

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