Lesson #07: Ethics from the Barrel of a Gun: What Bearing Weapons Teaches About the Good Life
The bearing of arms is the essential medium through which the individual asserts both his social power and his participation in politics as a responsible moral being... (Historian J.G.A. Pocock, describing the beliefs of the founders of the U.S.)
There is nothing like having your finger on the trigger of a gun to reveal who you really are. Life or death in one twitch is the ultimate decision, with the ultimate price for carelessness or bad choices: Ethics from the Barrel of a Gun.