Instead of hammers, though, my dad talks about knives. "No one ever talks about how dangerous knives are, no one's trying to ban knives! Do you know how messy a knife wound is? My friend the cop said he's more afraid of being stabbed than being shot! People die faster from knife wounds because they bleed out too quickly!" It's called derailing, and the first sign that you've won an argument is when someone starts to do it.
I'd like to send this to him, but I want my inheritance.