All violence is bad. -Except for state-sanctioned violence. While doing violence is morally wrong under all circumstances, we make sort of an exception for those men who do it on our behalf. -Mostly. We still think they're dangerous animals who are morally bankrupt. We don't trust them and wouldn't want to be one or have our daughters marry one (ooh, icky!) but it's ok when these guys do our violence for us. That way we can pretend we have no moral culpability for the acts they do. This is called "supporting our troops." All violence is bad. If you use violence in self-defense it's only because you were at fault to start with. Nice people are never victims. Only not nice people are victims. Except poor black people. they are always nice and an exception to the rule. If you weren't at fault when you were attacked, you'd have called the cops instead of using violence to defend yourself. Because violence is always wrong. The cops are always there, respond immediately and will always save you -With violence, but not the icky kind. Remember, if someone in uniform does violence for you, it's OK. If someone not in uniform does violence in the same way for the same reasons, it's BAD. Any weapon is just a tool of violence. the only reason you'd have one is because you must be violent, therefore BAD. Government agency is the solution to most real problems. People who try to help themselves are either the downtrodden poor who are foolish enough to think they can do it by themselves or exploiters of others. And probably violent and icky too. Weapons turn nice people into BAD people. And only BAD people really want them. Oh, and the stupid people too. This is why we need to get rid of all the weapons. If we just made them go away, everyone would be nice. And no one would EVER make a new weapon. -Except for BAD people. And that's why we have people in uniform. Government is often unjust, unaccountable and unfair. But it would never seek tyrannical power. -Unless it's a Republican administration. If you think the government might try to implement tyranny, you're delusional and paranoid. History tells us this could NEVER happen. You're probably someone who likes guns too. See? I knew you were BAD.