Re: Guns, crime and reduction of crime with guns.
It is no secret that Americans,
particularly conservative and republican Americans, love their guns.
I am a conservative Republican
who only buys the guns he loves.
I don 't know what " de-escalate " means,
but criminals interviewed in prison have admitted
that thay fear armed victims more than anything else.
Thay know that the police won 't hurt them if thay give up.
Although I can see how certain crimes might be de-escalated,
and where certain instances a gun in the home, or in the desk of a teacher,
would prevent crimes from happening or achieving tragedy status,
I fail to see how more guns, be it in the hands of the "good" guys or not, are good for society.
1 ) We arm ourselves for INDIVIDUAL
for the good of society. Many conservative Republicans like me
take a " screw society
" point of vu.
We do not visit our gun stores for the good of SOCIETY.
2 ) However, it has come to our attention that a well armed populace
is too dangerous for criminals to ply their trade ( so to speak ),
and hence is somewhat dissuasive to some criminals who don 't wanna get shot.
In other words, " gun control "
( meaning government discrimination as to the right to defend your life )
is O.S.H.A. ( i.e., the US Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration )
for violent criminals, protecting them on-the-job from the violent defenses of their victims,
thus enabling criminals to safely rob & slaughter the victims.
This means government goes into partnership with violent criminals,
against the victimized citizens.
A good guy is just one bad day at work away from beigna bad guyy,
The vast proportion of employees wud not become violent
because of bad days at work.
I wud not; wud YOU ??
there are compelling arguments demonstrating how the introduction of a firearm
to a dispute can escalate it.
Thereby resulting in the early death of the criminal.
Let me add that I have long advocated getting rid of
violently recidivistic felons by permanent isolation.
Repressionists want to remove guns, saying they are sometimes used to facilitate crime.
They fail to understand that the actual weapon
is the HUMAN MIND
whose cleverness has not been controlled nor restrained (even in prison).
This mind expresses itself perseveringly, into the manifestation of its felt needs
or desires, and it has FOREVER to do the job that it selects
(e.g., the art of the gunsmith/merchant). Prohibition is futile.