Originally posted by FreedomCommander
Yep that is one pro of America, having a gun or a sword and your free to walk around with it on you, if I'm wrong then it just says that people have
some shadow issues. (Shadow being their fear, everyone has it, just facing it is the hardest thing anyone can do.)
You know, I used to be fairly anti-gun overall...figured it was dangerous and primitive..sign of insecurity overall.
Then I listened to someone's short and sweet comment on it which turned my thinking around.
He said he goes everywhere with his gun (that he can go...no, he won't walk into a bank or whatnot with one, but you get the point)
His explanation was that it is not to threaten anyone, its to show that he cannot be threatened.
To talk to a person, debate a person, etc...you have only 2 ways of communicating
Either its done through convincing, or threatening.
If you have a gun on you, then that basically eliminates the threat method of making someone do what you want on a person to person level, therefore
the only method left of debate is through convincing through merits and other cerebral ways.
It made sense to me...right, if I want something from someone, I am not going to threaten to take it from him if he is packing...I will instead
request it, offer to buy it, etc...and that is how I personally would want to be treated (no threats).
It made me realize that the solution is to remove guns, but rather, find a way to arm everyone..that seems a better way to keep the peace.
I like the philosophy a lot. however, I personally am not a fan of firearms...as I said, give me a blade and I am happy...there is more art and
civilty in blade fighting face to face than shooting someone 20 feet away..no accidents with a sword, every strike is meant, not just a warning slash