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  •  "the ability to defend myself made me a target" (1+ / 0-)
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    Troubadour
    ...the ability to defend myself made me a target, and also impose onerous moral and ethical obligations I wouldn't necessarily be able to appreciate in the heat of the moment.
    It seems that many folks do not understand those issues, neither the first part about turning oneself into a target, nor the second about the obligations that may cascade.

    Still, it's a reality, and I appreciate you highlighting that.

    Cheers, T...

    •  Most people are not good with feedback loops (2+ / 0-)
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      CwV, luckydog

      and don't understand that armament makes people afraid of you, thus more likely to target you in more ways, more often, and less likely to sympathize or defend you if something goes wrong.  Think about how people react when they hear a gang member got shot - they might think it's sad and shake their heads, but they might also think he had it coming.  Similar thoughts occur when some nutty militia gets hosed down by federal troops trying to resist some simple little warrant.  When someone does justifiably defend themselves, it's often ambiguous at best - people are suspicious of that person's real motives and the real circumstances of the incident.

      In Roviet Union, money spends YOU.

      by Troubadour on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:04:49 AM PST

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