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[–] progressivism_today 15 points -15 points (+0|-15) ago 

"arm yourself"

Berkowitz and LePage demonstrated about fifty years ago that the mere presence of firearms led to increased aggression. (berkowitz and lepage, 1967, I think) A team of researchers at Knox College recently published a study showing that interacting with firearms leads to increased testosterone AND aggression...

There's a wealth of replications and refinements of these basic phenomena, but I have a hypothesis about the "gun guy" phenomenon that I laid out in this post over at /r/gunsarecool: A psychologist's take on the extreme-right pro-gun crowd

In short, though, I view guns as a very dangerous, irresponsible, and costly form of testosterone replacement therapy for a population characterized by declining dominance and security in the world.

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[–] Empress [S] 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

LOL- that's the most ridiculous thing I've read all week which is saying something. An armed society is a polite society. I carry a weapon on me at all times (even in my home I have a pistol on my hip) and if anything, it makes me more interested in not involving myself in any silly road rage which could potentially escalate. The absolute last thing I'd want to do is have to use my weapon.

You sir, are a fool.

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[–] con77 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Sig P320C .45. On my hip or within arms reach 24/7. Someone starts shouting ala fukbar around me they better be on their knees facing mecca!

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[–] pby1000 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I have tried to explain this to other gun owners who did not understand, but I think that you will. Even if you are completely 100% justified in using your weapon, it does not mean that you will not be charged. If you are charged, then you will have to hire an attorney and you will have a whopping legal bill. If you go to trial for manslaughter, I would guess your legal bill would be at least $50,000. If you are found not guilty, your attorney keeps your money. You do not get a refund.

So, yes, the absolute last thing you want to do is use your weapon. It is best to make repeated attempts to deescalate the situation.

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[–] con77 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

youre a fucking idiot. Licensed, legal CCW carriers are virtually invisible in crime stats moron.

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[–] Empress [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

He's a shill, no doubt.

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[–] pby1000 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Low testosterone makes men emotional and irrational. High testosterone leads to cooperation.

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[–] Cheesebooger 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

oh yes yes. The goyim must be stripped of their guns oy vey