Yep. In my opinion, a polite society is a well armed society. A lot of these laws really do encroach on the average man-on-the-street's personal sovereignty.
I know some people who know me personally think I'm somewhere between a little eccentric and a little nuts with some of this kind of thing, but at the end of the day man is the most dominant apex predator there is, sociopathy is man's true natural state, and the only reason we don't like to acknowledge this is because of the social contract... But what happens when that contract collapses? I like to think most of humanity, myself included, have moved away in consciousness from the sociopathic apex predator mindset and will not devolve into this but the sad, hard facts are that there are many people out there who either would do so given the chance, or have already done so in their respective environments. Look at the prison systems, it's right there in front of you... So many people in there just keeping their head down, getting along as best they can and serving their time... and a lot of sharks too.
Solzhenitsyn wrote of friends and neighbours kidnapping and cannibalizing each other's children during some of the darker days of the USSR. So when some of my friends think I'm a little eccentric for being perfectly prepared and comfortable to hack limbs off of an attacker to protect my family, self and property, and the fact I won't lose an ounce of sleep over it in the least, maybe they're just not looking with eyes wide open enough... I hope I never have to, but I'm not gonna bat an eye or hesitate if I gotta do it. I've done some pretty abhorrent stuff to people before when I have needed to, and I've never felt any regret or remorse other than those incidences where I was really in the wrong. What's just, is just.
Obviously the majority of us all just want to live in peace, I know I do, but as the saying goes "si vis pacem, para bellum".
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