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Wed Apr 18, 2012, 09:20 AM

Dangerous animals [View all]

Let's take a trip down Thought Experiment Road.

Imagine for a moment that all inter-human conflict magically ended. There are no more megalomaniacs looking for excuses to drop "hojillions" of dollars worth of "BOOM" on people, rather than putting those resources to good use. There are no more sociopaths, that would just as soon (and sometimes, rather) kill you as look at you. All of those cultures that teach their young that the way to "respect" is to be feared for the pointless violence you are willing to commit upon other people, gone.

There would still be talk of self defense.

Venomous snakes, pissed-off bears, rabid foxes. Some of us live in ares where these are very, VERY real threats, much greater threats than those from other humans. Some of us are far more likely to carry while kicking around on the back 40, than taking a trip to the grocer (I place myself in this category).

To the rural-raised, the concept that "guns are only good for killing people" is absurd on its face.

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