Originally Posted by globetrotter
look, the difference is that I have gotton up in the morning and gone out to kill people. I don't have a problem with that, and I don't regret it. but if I was faced with a situation where there were people dealing crack on my street, I would do ever fucking possible thing to make sure that I didn't have to kill them. and then if I did, I would put my finances in order, and clean my house, and send my family off on vacation, and set myself up and alibi, and go out and kill them. and if I had to go to jail, then so be it. but it would be a calculated risk. .
Fair enough, but the hypo and what I was reacting to was not "should you go rouge and start killing" it was "if you say anything
to a person, even someone involved in criminal and/or anti-social behaviour, YOU are the one causing the problem, are in the wrong, and should not protect yourself, or even be prepared
to protect yourself, in the event they decide to escalate."
If someone is being an asshole, and you let them know and ask them to alter their behaviour and they decide to attack you, THEY are in the wrong, not you, even if you took precautions to defend yourself.