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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #37)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:37 PM

40. Fumesucker perhaps you might think I'm your enemy, other DUers do, but I'm not.

 

I've seen violent death up close and personal over my life, sometimes in combat and other times in everyday occurrences.

I grieve when I read angry, vituperative exchanges about RKBA between the ANTIS & PROS when in the background I hear 20 voices from the Sandy Hook tragedy asking "Please don't let this happen again"!

Am I the only one who hears their cries?

Many people live in places where LEO response to a 911 call are more than 10 minutes away or perhaps hours.

Even LEO recommend citizens in those areas arm themselves against criminals who wish to rob, rape, or commit other violent crimes.

On the other hand, when people group together as in a theater or school, they present an inviting target for anyone; mentally unstable, terrorist, et al; who wish to murder lots of people.

That's something IMO society has a right to defend.

That's the problem as I would define it.

A solution would enact laws that balance the "right of an individual to defend self" with the "right of society to defend itself", i.e. social groups.

IMO the first is the older since it predates society and the latter is an outgrowth of society.

Perhaps an imperfect hypothetical would be laws that acknowledge the individual right to self defense of a rancher in remote Wyoming with the social right to defend groups in the District of Colombia.

I purposefully chose two extremes as something like a worst case scenario.

Sandy Hook's 20 Angels await our answer.

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