- Jun 24, 2003
I have no intention of arming everyone. There are people like you who would choose to remain unarmed, and I fully respect that choice and your right to do so. Certainly you wouldn't have a problem wearing a t-shirt with a picture of a gun crossed out on it? And having a sign outside your house that reads "This is a gun free home."Originally posted by: sandorski
My wallet is not worth my Life. If i had a gun along with everyone else, the Robber would also have a Gun. My chances of survival would be greatly enhanced if neither of us had a Gun.
Your example of Gun ownership decreasing Crime is a false comparison. If a small enclave is Armed and a nearby area is not, certainly the Robber will travel a bit further to the unarmed. Arm everyone and that choice no longer exists.
I have offered an alternative. You are just too stuck on Arming everyone to give it any thought.
But really you said it all in your first sentence. Because my wallet is worth more to me than my life. Or, to be more accurate, I would rather die fighting than live as a victim. I will NOT be victimized. Just because you would sooner be a victim than defend yourself doesn't mean you get to make that choice for anyone else, ever.
And I think your attitude is dispicable. It's passing the buck at it's worst. It's saying, let someone else take care of it (the police.) You are eschewing your responsibility to society. That robber may go on from you to kill a little girl, or a pregnant woman. How about if he comes across someone who literally cannot afford to lose their wallet, because that wallet has the money they need to feed their kids? Well that's not your problem is it. You did all you could. Oh wait, you did nothing. You let society fall apart all around you, waiting for someone else to come along and fix it.