In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.
When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gangbanger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.
FK – For those who may not have seen this. It’s been around a few years. Good to show to the simple-minded among us. Of course it leaves a lot out, like the most civilized understand they have a right, duty and responsibility to hunt and eradicate those who would enslave them or in our case enslave them further. It also fails to mention that all government is force and voting is the most violent act anyone can participate in.