: Have I actually ever said anything about banning Guns? I just said they were pointless, and that its a waste of breath arguing for them.
Apparently not, as we must have breathed a fair bit in this thread. Regardless, studies like the Orlando one show that crime reduced from its previous level when people make a concerted effort to defend themselves.
: If I ahd searched out a steel bar, was judged capable of defending myself without it, then I would be knacked, if I grabbed in in panic, without premediation (premediatuion: the difference between smashing the bottle over their head, or taking the time to smash it and stab them with it...) and beat him, I'd be OK. A reasonable man would think.
The reasonable man had better be very reason - able then, rather than driven by whims, feelings and trends.