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Self-Defense Gun Debate a Universal Issue

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There is universality to the firearms and self-defense debate that surfaces in almost every country of the world. The debates over public policy in each country sound very similar to those we experience in the United States.

Perhaps that is because the issues are universal: people everywhere can debate the moral and social arguments for arming the good people against the threat of the evil ones who seem to be everywhere.

The British have pretty much outlawed not only guns but self-defense and crime has skyrocketed. As a result there are recent reports of members of Parliament who would revise the laws in an attempt to re-balance the scales in the battle between good and evil. It may not happen very soon, but the debate in Britain is shifting back to serious discussions about establishing some rules to allow people to defend themselves against the criminals who ignore all laws. In Canada, the debate which was once closed has also reopened.

“Firearms are used 60 times more often to protect lives than to take lives. Often times, the gun is never fired and no blood (including the criminal’s) is shed. For every accidental death, suicide or homicide with firearms, 10 lives are saved through defensive use,” Feria added.

Read entire Hawaii Reporter article by Joseph P. Tartaro.

The innocent people of society need to defend themselves from victimizers by putting the victimizers in jail, and denying victimizers the opportunity to use whatever tools and influences caused them or allowed them to commit their acts of victimization. Not only would it be detrimental for the society to waste its resources arresting innocent gun-owners, but also it would be detrimental to deny innocent people the freedom to protect themselves with guns.

Let all innocent people defend themselves however they want insofar as they do not offensively harm anyone else. (In fact, as a lover-of-freedom, I say let innocent people do whatever they want insofar as they do not offensively harm anyone else.) Put victimizers in jail regardless of whether or not they use guns to commit victimization.

What do you think?

By | December 28th, 2006 | SHOW COMMENTS (3)


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3 Responses

  1. teatreeoil42 says

    If ones self and dignity aren’t worth fighting for, what is?

    If ones family is not worth fighting for, then they need a MAN who will!

  2. chase clement says

    this is one of the best articles ive read on pro self defence, i really liked the information and how you included the source of where firearms are 60 times more likely to save a life than take one, we need more information like that

  3. Ralph Compton says

    “… life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

    If I cannot defend my life, my liberty, and my pursuit of happiness, what value is there in my having a God-given right to it?


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