I vote for the person being attacked. Hypothetically, that could be me. In the case being discussed here, it was the cops. If someone is going to be blind or dead, let it be the criminal.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
No I don't walk around scared that someone will attack me....
However, what came after those questions is what I addressed with my own....But you knew that....Now let me say, that you don't have to live in fear to be prudent....People are unpredictable, and preparedness is a hallmark of any intelligent persons thought process....So why would you mock those looking to be prepared?
What I was addressing was a mindset. The idea that people should live on the edge because someone is lurking in the shadows to cause us harm is paranoia... especially amongst those that are living in relatively safe environment. Now if you said you live in a high crime area, I'd understand, because I grew up in such an area. But if you live in an area with very little crime, what are you afraid of?
It's interesting that you think the act of rape or being bludgeoned by a shovel are only 'perceived' risks to life. Or maybe you think women should allow themselves to raped, since it's not generally fatal (I mean hey, sometimes they let you live after, right? Another yes or no question: a cop with a broken arm and leg should allow a man to continue to bludgeon him with a shovel. Is there any chance that you can answer this honestly? You have not yet, not a single time.
C'mon now...let's see you support your selfless moral conviction and put it into words: Yes, in those three incidents, they should have just allowed the deaths or rape of your daughter.
And this one's an easy yes or no answer:
Originally Posted by Lursa
I do endorse the least amount of infringement of constitutional rights on as many many people as possible. Legally permitting "self defense" is a conflict to retaining the greatest constitutional rights for the most people.
"The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon