Let me repeat the first part of that question: If MORE people in the mob has guns....
No, pulling a gun would have probably gotten him shot to death if more of the mob also had guns.Yeah, it's sort of difficult to carry a couple of dozen men in your pocket. Having a gun will at least give you a fighting chance.
The availability or lack thereof of guns has nothing to do with crime, IMO. Only with the seriousness of crime when it does happen.
That said, I wouldn't have any problem had this man owned a gun for safety purposes that he kept carefully secured inside his house.
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and there is the difference between us and you. we would rather go down fighting. you would rather go down squealing like a pig and begging for mercy that will NOT be forthcoming.No, pulling a gun would have probably gotten him shot to death if more of the mob also had guns.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
It's never as cut and dry as "A gun would have solved the problem" or "A gun would have made the problem worse". Absolutes rarely, if ever, work in debates about gun use.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
If he pulled a gun, he would be dead and possibly his family as well if more were armed.
BTW, only cowards rely on guns to make them strong.
The point is one gun is better than no gun when your life is threatened, regardless.
When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.Benjamin Franklin