Real men use their fists, not guns
Remembering a time when disputes could be settled without turning deadly
One of the constant comments I heard from people who carry is that it has made them more peaceful as in more tolerant to extensive dosages of bovine manure coming from idiots. I know I felt the same thing and it is based on the fact that we are now under a higher set of rules of behavior and that we do not need growl and thump our chests trying to prove we are “badder” than our opponent and see if he blinks or cedes.
I’ll speak for myself here. I found out that the best way to finish an argument with somebody who was way too much ego invested in the discussion is to simply say “You are right” in a polite manner and walk away. I have no problem with my ego being “bruised” if I lose an argument because I will probably forget about it in the next hour or so, maybe less.
When i hear or read somebody like the author of that article complaining stating that :Real men use their fists” I cannot help but think it is a Bully loudly complaining about not being able to bully anymore because it can turn expensive. Well shit, that is exactly why I carry. If you see me and wrongly assume I can be beaten to a pulp for your ego-enhancement pleasure, you are making a grave mistake because I will not be allowed to be harmed.
Simple solution: If you are a bully and are afraid somebody can shoot you, then stop bullying people!
David Sheridan: What was the first lesson I ever taught you?
Captain John Sheridan: Never start a fight; but always finish it.
Babylon 5: Severed Dreams.