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    Kevskos, blue aardvark

    My fear too. And it's not just that incidents of violence will increase (which they will, of course).  The saturation of guns and the mindset of "you must be armed to be safe" is an inherently violent society.  The threat of violence would be pervasive, a daily experience of trauma and fear.

    And what kills me about this "arm everyone" approach is that it is self-fulfilling, and you can see this in the gun-rush that happens after each massacre.  The NRA and gun manufacturers have a vested interest in more episodes of violence precisely because it makes the all-violence-all-the-time world they imagine closer to a reality.  It's that classic pathology of that guy who's entire identity is premised on "protecting" his family--it's only a matter of time before that entitled violence is directed inward, against those he's supposed to be protecting.  

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