>Fearful of taking up the burden of self-defense, they wishfully
>imagine that they can avoid the problem by delegating that duty to third
In defense of the "cowards," I might offer up a different rationale for why a person does not want a gun.
A single person is not likely to be completely rational or objective when judging others. It takes an awfully open-minded person to realize that their own interpretation on the facts might not be the only one... this should not necessarily be interpreted as cowardice, although I do agree that our current justice system isn't exactly living up to its objective ideals.