In a message dated 98-07-10 02:35:31 EDT, you write:
<< I think technology will be developed for personal protection without
having to resort to attacking others. Detecting weapons before they get close, disabling weapons, shielding oneself all are more directly related to safety than spreading weapons around so everyone will have >>
Until such things are developed, I prefer to be at least as well armed as the SOB trying to shoot me/break into my house/carjack me/etc....