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Response to WingDinger (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 06:16 PM

17. Maybe some of us want to live in a society where innocent people don't have to match strength,

 

speed, and fighting skills with attackers hundreds of times at the risk of life and limb.

Perhaps you're unusually skilled or lucky. Perhaps you like fighting. Perhaps you're a badass. But why should smaller, weaker, older, or more mild-mannered people be compelled to use hand to hand combat against attackers?

If I physically assail people because I like fighting, forcing innocent folks to defend themselves or get hurt or killed, maybe my death wouldn't be a huge loss to society. Perhaps it would serve the laudible purpose of detering other bullying thugs.

It's something to think about.

And those who enjoy fighting can still engage. They can have clubs, gyms, associations, championships, etc. But if they pick on non-combatants they can expect the possibility of death. It doesn't sound so terrible to me, at least if the thugs in question are credible threats to seriously injure or kill the non-combatants.

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