Could not agree more. The point of us owning guns isn't even to need them. It's to detour criminals in the first place. If every man and woman had a gun, a criminal aware of that will be left with turning to possible murder or not risking getting shot. A tough choice either way. You would find a slight increase in over-all severity of crimes, but a great decrease in volume and number of victims.
You can't rid the world of crime anymore then you can rid the world of the moon. It is a necessary part of life, like the reflection in water of the sun, one cannot exist without the other as it reflects the other.
Yin and Yang such a true metaphor of life. All the police state has done is taken the crime doing out of the criminals hands and put it into its own hands. The actual volume of crime is still pretty much the same, just less visible.
It's a concept of controlled crime. The only downside to this method of addressing the issue of good vs. evil is that when evil is controlled, it leads to oppression. Where good people don't lead good lives, and evil people don't suffer from bad lives.
Just my 2 Cents!
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