The civilizing effect of guns

Byline: | Category: 2nd Amendment | Posted at: Sunday, 18 November 2007

One commenter called this the “most elegant argument for the second amendment.” I’d say so too. It was written this past March so you may have seen it before, but even if you have, it’s worth a re-read. An excerpt:

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

Read the whole thing.

BTW, Marko’s argument is, if I may coin a word, microweaponomics. The same, however, is true in macroweaponomics. America must continue to maintain a large and powerful military not because she is “looking for a fight,” but because she wishes “to be left alone.”


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