|Posted on July 25, 2012 at 5:30 AM|
Once disarmed grandpas who surprise possible killers? LIO inspired Libertarian 'gun/self-defense rights & more' dialogue is now in all countries, and Libertarian-driven right-to-carry statutes trained and armed citizen guardian volunteers as this elderly man. The offenders were wounded and later arrested.
The same week, analysts point out that Grandpas are now preventing potential and tragic Aurora, Colorado potential massacres--where police were reportedly aware of sanity issues but there was no action (http://abcnews.go.com/US/james-holmes-psychiatrist-contacted-university-police-weeks-movie/story?id=16943858 ;)-- armed with Libertarian tools...but it is not just a matter of gun rights alone but a comprehensive voluntary system of approach that reduces and prevents problems and engages citizen 'bottom-up' action and input.
These tools range from Lib-inspired concealed carry to other citizen tools such as mediation, being more alert to environmental causes such as violence-inducing medications and allergies, and growing world and local dialogue on ending the 'coercive cycle of abuse' --from punitive/rights-disrespecting family to corporate and other institutions to central government and back --that help you reduce the culture of coercion. Setting aside false choices and circular arguments by some of arms vs. safety, regulation vs. responsibility, punishment vs. permissiveness, while ignoring the corrupting example of corrupt statutes and officials--how has this global movement of citizen responsibility for the body politic come about?
'Public safety and defense is the primary job of the volunteer citizen, not the government' or other auxiliary hired officials...and begins in the household... When LIO first raised the subject in 1971 as a line of discussion and data-development world citizen disarmament coupled with out-of-control crime and totalitarianism seemed inevitable to many. Now, 40 years later, the spread of citizen self-defense/mediation techniques and the effect on reducing problems is worldwide helping nations adopt or better participative democracy and public safety:
The LIO will-- especially through the good work of LIO Friends and those in public office-- continue to encourage open dialogue among key activists focused on combined rights, choices, and data-driven best practice-holistic approaches and info-sharing at the user level, along with encouragement of informed scientific and user-friendly assessments and self-correction.
LIO hopes this will help you by peaceful dialogue better democracy or replace dysfuntional command or coercive policies with aware use of legalized communities of voluntary governance led by Libertarian-conversant citizen watchdogs of, in the words of F. Douglass, the 3 boxes of rights: The ballot box, the jury box, the cartridge box.