Originally Posted by swimswamswum
Not everyone equates legal with moral.
Well on that stance I believe he is morally obligated to protect his kids the best way he knows how.
So if you are going to morally judge him, if a woman was in the same place and had performed the same actions would you be judging her as harshly?
(that is not a snarky question btw)
A man was defending his kids using snap judgements that worked for the best in this situation. I understand that 'attempting' to take the moral high ground and proclaim 'guns are the devil' is one route to go. But I don't believe in that and my Moral High Ground tells me he was Morally and Legally in the right.
Not all people have the same morals, and that doesn't mean people with different morals than you are 'bad'. Just 'different'.
judgements get us no where in life, and I would rather teach my children to be 'accepting' to a point.
If someone implies they are going to inflict harm upon you, do everything you can to protect yourself and make sure you come out of the situation in the least harm possible. If that means run away? Run away. If that means 'hand them your wallet', then hand them your wallet. If all else fails and that means standing up for yourself, then you had better stand up for yourself.
That is what I want teach my children.