reply to post by Dustytoad
Oops, I guess you missed my first sentence.
"I don't believe in prohibition."
If you want to carry an assault rifle, that's your prerogative.
So what's the fear cops have that makes them carry these same weapons you don't want existing? What's the fear soldiers have that they carry tanks
Side-stepping the straw-man argument where you state an implication I didn't make (i.e that I don't want these guns existing) I would say that the
fear these people have is enhanced by their higher ups as tool for controlling them... the thing about fear, is that it works in an escalating
You think it's safe to have a door, but I'd rather no one had doors.. No one hide their body from the cold.. What? you have a huge coat? Are you
scared of dieing? Boy scouts and girl scouts are taught to use knives.
Once again, I NEVER stated that I do not believe in defending myself... I stated that I choose not to live life in fear.
I feel very competent that I have the skills necessary to defend myself, against the cold, against doors, against knife wielding girl-scouts and
against death. (Well, maybe I can't defend myself against death, I was just getting carried away there.)
I stand by my point that fear is a tool for control, and is much more likely to drive profit margin than love is.
Once again, for me, anyone should have the right to buy whatever type of tool they think will take away their fear (it won't, because no tool can do
this, only the human mind can)... BUT, if ever I get caught in a hold-up, I would much rather the nut-case have a knife, or pistol than an automatic
Don't worry, I am not naive enough to be an air-head, new-age hippy... only, I have learned that there is no external cure for fear.