posted on Nov, 6 2017 @ 03:53 PM
I hardly ever post on ATS these days,although I still love the place it saddens me to see how it has followed the trend of the rest of the
The polarization,the tribal us vs them mentality..
This breaks us as a people,and sadly i believe it is by design by those who wish to make us ALL weaker and subservient to the state.
This event is a real tradgedy and my heart bleeds for anyone who has lost loved ones.
All I can say from my perspective in the UK is this:
My country came up with the saying that "A gentlemans home is his castle."
That essentially means that if someone comes into your home,your town,your shop,your church with ill intent-then you have the right to defend
Now,in the UK this right has almost been taken from us.
We can still use minimum required force,but in court we must prove that our defence against attack was the "minimal force"required to repel or stop
In the case of someone attempting to kill you,I would argue that minimal force would include killing the attacker.
I would state that in court.
Now-I am a lover of peace,but I understand that there are evil people in this world who do not want peace.
If such a person attacked my family with lethal force(such as a gun),I would stop them with whatever lethal force I could muster.
And I would tell the truth in court,that I meant to kill such an attacker to save myself,friends,or family.
For this reason,I respect the American 2nd amendment.
If I lived in America,I would be a legal gun owner to protect my family.
The 2nd worst thing in the world for me would be to kill someone.
The 1st worst thing in the world would be to see my family killed by an attacker.
Even if it meant my own death,or life in prison-I would fight tooth and claw to the death,to protect those I love.
In America,you can do that legally.
IN the UK,I would maybe end up in prison,but I would take that with honour every time,over anyone in my family being killed.
I do not believe the problem is gun related.
Here is why:
We banned guns in the UK.
Criminals switched to knives.
We made new harder laws against knife crime.
Criminals switched to acid attacks.
Criminals or terrorists will use the most easily avalible or that which will give the lesser prison sentence to carry out their crimes.
But,as a law abiding citizen,if the police are not here to help-I will pick up WHATEVER is at hand to fight back and if needs be kill anyone who
wishes to kill my family.
I say this as someone who has fought off home invaders with my bare hands(cops said I was right to do so).
My dog once bit a criminal who was trying to steal my car outside my house.(cops said my dog was a hero).
Never think the law prevents you from defending youself.
You and your families lives are always more important than any low life degenerate who tries to harm you.
Peace and love is the way to live IMO,but protection of your peace may,in some circumstances require violence to maintain.
Whatever the law says.