Skip to main content

View Diary: Should we amend the US Constitution? Justice Stevens thinks so, incl. 2nd Amendment (new book) (321 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Negotiate from a position of strength (0+ / 0-)

    Being armed, one doesn't have to use the gun. But one has an option, if necessary. The threat of force provides better bargaining. Happens all the times between nations.

    Without a gun, you throw yourself on someone's mercy.

    You take a risk either way, but I prefer options and planning to luck and mercy.

    •  So if only the dozens of people who die every day (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Sharon Wraight, Old Sailor

      were armed, they'd be able to negotiate themselves out of being shot to death.

      I see.

      We were not ahead of our time, we led the way to our time.

      by i understand on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 08:14:14 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  They're being killed by the government? (0+ / 0-)

        Really?  The government is shooting dozens of people every day?

        I wasn't talking about negotiating with common thugs and criminals, and you know it.

        But since you brought it up, you show me a murderer who lets his unarmed victims go because the kill isn't sporting enough for him.  Show me the protection granted by being unarmed.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site