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  •  Might as well ask... (6+ / 0-)

    Does a dog have the right to bite you if you are kicking it?

    Does a cat have the right to scratch you if you have grabbed it in a threatening manner?

    If these creatures of the earth have the innate right to strike back against you to defend their right to life, then why would anyone else question the right of the two-legged homo sapiens creatures to strike in defense of their own life?

    It's safe to trust a sane person with the keys to nuclear weapons, but it's not safe to trust an insane person with the cleaners under the kitchen sink.

    by JayFromPA on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 03:28:19 PM PST

    •  Sound logic, I like it. (0+ / 0-)

      Absolute pacifists would question using force in self-defense. Most would disagree with them, including me.

      Humans have more options for non-violent self-protection than dogs or cats. Still, I support the option.

      Next step in the chain of logic: is it a violation of rights to regulate the tools used for self-defense? Free movement is also a right, but using dangerous machinery to exercise that right is subject to laws.

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