posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 09:29 AM
originally posted by: ScepticScot
a reply to: TrueBrit
But we are not could talking roving feral gangs on street corners ir axe murderers.
Why not? These things happen after all!
It could be the otherwise good bloke who has had a *snip* day at work, dog died and just found his girlfriend giving a blow job to another man in the
pub toilets 30 seconds earlier. when you knock his pint arm as you animatedly describe the offside rule, air guitar moves or the difference between
pulling a cask and a keg beer do you want him armed?
If he is a good bloke, he will know that no matter what is going on in his life at that moment, directing anger toward those who do not deserve it is
not acceptable conduct for a gentleman, and therefore upon being jostled at the expense of his beer, will merely swear expansively, and accept a
replacement pint when offered.
And if you are also armed what about his mate standing at the bar who just sees you stab his mate apparently unprovoked.
You see were the cycle is going. thrown punches can kill but bit often. Weapons change the dynamic.
Yes they do. Weapons being carried, and weapons being drawn are two different things. You do not bring a blade to a fist fight, any more than you
bring a knife to a gunfight (unless you REALLY know what you are doing).
But the possibility of weapons being drawn, far from being an escalator of violence, is a healthy reminder for everyone to keep their hands to
themselves, and act like grown ups, because the consequences are so much more likely to be unpleasant for someone.
edit on 18-10-2014 by TrueBrit because: Quote tag placement correction.