Some people say they carry guns for the same reason they carry condoms in their pockets.
They'd rather have one and not need it than need it and not have it.
I'd be lying if I said that I wouldn't like to be able to defend myself in the event you describe.
makes sense to me.
However I am wondering if a gun would be the best defense in this situation.
At best, it is a last resort.
U mean like a spare tire in the trunk
is a LAST
resort if u get a flat ?
I agree to that.
I never put on spare tires unless I get a flat FIRST
At the point where the kid gets a gun and starts waving it around,
there are no winners or losers to that fight.
I beg to differ.
He who survives intact is a winner.
He who does not is a loser; he or she lost his life.
That is an important criterion.
I urge u not to ignor it.
There is just tragedy,
and even if I were to have a weapon and kill instead of being killed,
it would still be just tragedy.
Well, the tragedy can be reduced and mitigated,
if the good guys kill the bad guy fast enuf.
If u disagree,
I hope that u 'll tell me Y
My point is that a good defense removes the need to use force.
The defense against this incident you refer to didn't fail the day the
victims didn't have guns to shoot back. It failed the day the idea of
bringing a gun to school entered the mind of the one who did it.
Many years n decades ago,
when I was 8, I began taking a .38 revolver with me
everywhere I went. No harm ever came of it,
in school, nor elsewhere.
Does that have an influence on your thesis ?
It continued to fail as those around him didn't pick up
on his growing internal conflict and unease.
Meaning no disrespect,
does that require ESP ?
If I may ask,
what 'd U do
if u believed that your neighbor felt uneasy ?
Communication and respect for everyone are far better defenses
against violence than any tool of destruction will ever be.
Will u agree that it wud take quite a lot of respect
to quiet Cho down, after he opened up on the class ?
In this context, to use such an example to promote the freedom to carry guns is to accept failure.
Failure at WHAT
At what goal