Major Caudill Marko hits another one out of the park. This is exactly why I carry a firearm:
We can argue any or all of the points above for hours, but there’s one thing that, on a philosophical level, you will never be able to make me concede:
That intentionally making yourself weaker in the face of danger and aggression is somehow more civilized, moral, intelligent, or enlightened.
You’re not the better human by not fighting back. You’re not the better human for choosing to have no claws or teeth. You’re not the better human for delegating responsibility for your personal safety to some underpaid guy or girl with a tin badge. And you damn sure don’t get to claim a halo for your attitude.