Originally posted by ErgoTheConfusion
Interesting. You try to use the authority of a man who without using guns effectively helped inspire his nation to remove the British... who powerlessly used guns and other weapons on them. Are you going to put the "big boy"ness of Dyer and those who followed his orders on the same level as Gandhi and those who followed his example?
India didn't get it's independence just because of Gandhi, although some claim so. In India there were many groups, including armed groups who waged war against the Brittish for decades... The Brittish decided to do business with one representative of India's people, and they chose Gandhi... But Gandhi had help from people with firearms, and in great part this is part of the reason why he wasn't against firearms.