18 November 2007

Why The Gun Is Civilization

Marko, a writer from Knoxville, Tenn., penned an essay he calls "Why The Gun Is Civilization." He has many outstanding observations. The following concept has been made by others, but Marko puts the sentiments very succinctly:

"When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gangbanger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender."

Well said.

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