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    Andrew C White, EricS, splashy, BYw

    Why would an armed society be polite?  Because people would worry that they'll be shot if they're not polite, right?  I mean, how else would having an armed society make it polite?  

    Therefore, the implication is that in an armed society, guns would be used not just for self-defense and the like, but for shooting people just because they're not polite.  So anyone who uses the phrase "an armed society is a polite society" is providing a reason why guns should be restricted, because otherwise they'll be used to shoot people for trivial reasons like rudeness.

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