I know its probably out of fashion and just dates me but I was raised to believe that being an American Citizen is a privilege denied many. That our freedom, liberty even our rights come at a cost. That we each have a duty, an obligation to our community, our nation and our fellow citizens. That to allow selfish self centered self interest or cowardice to be your guiding force was a despicable weakness. That honor, integrity, duty, service, obligation are far more important than me, myself, and I or my even life.
There was a time when no man would stand by and allow a fellow citizen to be preyed upon. The coward who would stand by and do nothing while a fellow citizen was attacked, a child abused or a lady molested was despised nation wide.
Its sad to see that this nation has done a complete 180. Now there are those that glorify selfish cowardice. Proudly announcing their unwillingness to risk anything if it is not self serving. Attempting to justify their weakness by making disparaging remarks about those that would do the right thing, the humane thing.
Gun or no gun it is not about being a hero, wanna be cop or tough guy. Its about being a decent human being and simply doing the right thing. The necessary thing, no more than what a dog would do for a fellow pack member. A human being should at least measure up to dog standards.