I'm actually working on my masters thesis in moral theology. There is no morality to a tool or object, only in how the human uses it. I live in Canada now, but I'm an Okie. I live in a vibrant downtown area that also has homelessness and drug issues. Night before last I confronted a young man breaking into the mailboxes in our condo lobby with a large knife or small machete. I was armed with a basset hound and metal crutches. Do I wish I'd had one of my former firearms? Yes. I called the police instead, and they didn't have a car available because there had been so many break in calls that morning. It was 4:30am. At least the thugs in our neighbourhood are too poor to afford guns. They mostly stab each other. Sent by owl post.