Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Massad Ayoob: A lethal man

ESR | February 14, 2005 | An interview with a lethal man. Massad Ayoob is one of my favorite Second Amendment authors. He spent many years in law enforcement, and has trained many people in the use of deadly force for self-defense.
Q: In your book, The Truth About Self Protection, you say we have the right to protect ourselves. How do you respond to those who say it only promotes the "cycle of violence"?

A: I refer them to Biology 101. When the predator chases down, destroys, and consumes its prey without intervention, the cycle of its violence continues. When the given predator is taken out of circulation, then by definition, its cycle of violence is ended for the duration. The criminal is the actor, his prey merely the reactor, and the cycle is dependent on the action of the predator.
This is a good interview with someone who has seen the workings and failings of the criminal justice system. [h/t/ KABA]

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