posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 08:58 AM
reply to post by Daniem
I don't see this as a sign of society falling apart, but of a society coming to grips with reality.
Reality: There are dangerous people in this world who would harm others for no apparent reason.
Reality: Such people do not obey laws.
Reality: The only way to defend against such people is with like force to them.
Reality: Situations occur with such speed that those charged with enforcing laws cannot always react in sufficient time to stop them.
Ergo: The surest way to protect oneself from such people who would do harm is for every other person to be prepared to defend themselves with the same
type of force as would be used against them. Guns.
Acceptance of reality is not a sign of a dissolving society, but of a healthy one, IMO. Denial of reality is a more sure sign that civilization is
coming apart at the seams, for reality has this annoying way of getting in the way of the best intentioned dreams.