An Armed Society is a Polite Society
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I believe this to be true due to the fact that when one knows their very life hangs on their every action, more caution would be used towards mannarisms. Unless of course the individual doesn't care about living.
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely" - Lord Acton
I do not believe that an armed society is a polite society. The fact of the matter is, most societies that have armed people tend to abuse this power. With great power comes with great responsibility. We humans aren't responsible enough.
Is being armed not exercise some use of power?
If we also take a look at other civilized societies (japan for example) they are polite without having being "armed". By allowing civilians to be armed, you are tempting them to perform faulty acts. Looking at the previous shootings for example, people will generate ideas that branch off of this occurrence.
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