But don’t forget that the act of disarmenment also effects the psychology of those disarmed. Not just the ability to resist, but the willingness to resist.
Armed men know they retain a level of control over their lives. As they say, “The worst they can do is to kill me, but they will never enslave me.”
The disarmed don’t have that option. They can be enslaved AND killed and, ultimately, they know it. It affects how they react to all other infringements in their lives.
Yep. Happily, their ranks have thinned considerably in the last 4 years:)