: Why on Earth do you need a death penalty during your revolution?
I'm not really saying that it's necessarily essential, I'm only saying that ruling out any particular weapon in advance is poor tactics.
: Self-defense is fully justifiable, and if a man is shooting at you and you shoot him first dead, that's awful but justifiable. Shooting a man who is in chains is murder.
What do you do when the enemy does it first? Hold onto principle---or attempt whatever may break their advantage? That was Marx's point.
: Lastly, I am certain that violence breeds violence, and that revolutions born in violence will lead to twisted, unforeseen consequences.
And 'peace leads to peace.' Groovy...
Peace is an ideological weapon used by the ruling classes to prevent revolutions. If you know of any revolutions in which peace defeated violence, please enlighten me.
Also: When liberals support gun control, they demonstrate their support for the ruling class. Without guns there can be no revolution.