Originally Posted by MLeake
Not entirely baseless, at least in the sense that Punisher grips or "Smile! Wait for flash!" engraved around the muzzle won't do any favors for the defense.
Yeah, but that's not what he's talking about and attitudes toward those sorts of things is and has been negative for a very long time.
I don't see any negative change in the attitude toward self-defense. Quite the opposite actually.
More specifically, I see no shift in attitude toward the only justification for use of a gun being against an adversary armed with a gun. This would, in actuality, require a lot more than a "shift in attitude", since the legal justifications for use of deadly force aren't based on the choice of instrument used to accomplish that force.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.