We've all read the opinion writers and politicians say this phrase. Even the NRA does that to some extent, and as soon as the but is displayed, I tend to not listen to agree with much of anything they say.
From the Muscatine Journal:
I've heard suggestions that more Muscatine residents should buy guns and get permits to carry concealed weapons. That concerns me even though I believe in the Second Amendment.The old "violence begats violence" argument. Whatever happened to "strength through superior firepower"? An elderly lady in Des Moines proved that theory a few days ago.
But keeping guns in your home and defending it and your family if someone breaks in is one thing. Carrying a concealed weapon and responding to gang violence with vigilantism would only lead to more violence. Editor's Notebook: Ganging up
This guy's helpful suggestions instead of having a means of protecting oneself:
Becoming more like Father Edward Flanagan, the founder of Boys Town, and less like Dirty Harry Callahan, the cop played in the movies by Clint EastwoodHa Ha, Dirty Harry. He could have called us knuckle-draggers and throw out the compensating for our inadequacies, but didn't.
Getting to know our neighbors and looking out for each other. I know my next-door neighbor would call the cops and scare off anyone he saw who looked suspicious in our neighborhood. I'd do the same for him.I'm glad I don't have him for a neighbor because mine will come running to help instead of cowering behind the curtains peeing their pants. And the Stranded household has already done the same. We look out for each other.
By finishing up with a weird locker room old buddy scene, I think this guy has some serious issues.