With the light in my favor as I walked in a crosswalk, I still had to dodge a driver who wanted to beat me through the intersection. Car versus pedestrian? I knew the car would be the winner.
As I walked, I reflected on the George Zimmerman trial. He is charged with shooting an unarmed teen. Man with a gun versus a teen with an iced tea? The gun-toting man was the winner.
It seems if one carries around a gun one expects to use it. In Some Personal Views, American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead wrote: