I love peace, and peaceful solutions of conflicts and problems, especially because from my experience violence bring more violence, and when you do violence it stays in you (and goes with you) for the rest of your life.
But I have seen how people who trust ONLY in peaceful solutions being dragged from houses and killed on the street, or tortured. They trusted in peaceful solutions only, being armed and ready simply was not part of their life.
Every normal man hopes for peace, and do best that make peaceful solutions, but sometimes times come when normal folks do not control anything. So simply you must be ready for that time, and armed of course.
And when that time come you need to be ready do harm other people if you want to survive, to harm them on quick and efficient way.