"The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Lethal force is never necessary. It's more convenient, it might feel better, but it's neither necessary nor is it defensive. It's primal and not in keeping with the more forward thinking justice system we should have.
You would choose to take a life-SAVING measure from other people. Of course it's necessary for individuals that are threatened by someone attacking them. To deny that shows a very poor grasp of reality. That you dont like it...we get. As I said, we are grateful that the great majority of Americans and our law makers recognized the right to self-defense, up to and including lethal force.
And of course it 'feels better' to be alive rather than dead. You avoided answering my question regarding using such lethal force to save your daughter from rape. I guess the one that would 'feel better' in that example is the rapist.
And I see nothing wrong with primal. Sex is primal. It can also be misused and cause harm. But for the great majority of people, it's very enjoyable. Lots of ****ed up repressed people tried to suppress that for hundreds of years. But it's a basic right also and that certainly didnt work out for them.
Ooo...speaking of primal...maternal instinct! One of the strongest intincts on the planet. And when necessary, that incredibly primal instinct leads mothers to kill to defend their young. Including humans. Go moms go!