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Response to melm00se (Reply #109)

Fri May 21, 2021, 01:01 PM

110. Urban dwellers in many cases I suppose.

But, of course, in urban settings, when seconds count, law enforcement is minutes away.

Just some random wise thoughts:
"If you’ve got to resist, you’re chances of being hurt are less the more lethal your weapon. If that were my wife, would I want her to have a .38 Special in her hand? Yeah." (Health Magazine March/April 1994)

"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun." (May 15, 2001, The Seattle Times)

"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. (Chapter 40 of On Crimes and Punishment, 1764.)

"Without doubt one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life, one's goods or one's physical integrity; sometimes, even 'til the aggressor's death… In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life or one’s goods and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act, which is the right of the victim." (I think Summa Contra Gentiles, 13th century)

"Though defensive violence will always be 'a sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men." (Writings of Augustine of Hippo, 4th century)

"But now whoever has a purse or a bag, must take it and whoever does not have a sword must sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36)

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LineLineNew Reply Urban dwellers in many cases I suppose.
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