No apologies needed. A core idea, I think, of this type of forum is to share thoughts, discuss and debate topics and identify similarities AND differences in circumstances and scenarios depending on where you are located, amongst other things. I would be terrified if we all agreed about everything all the time.
Going back to my prev. post, even though in the future I may well be far more wary of letting people within a certain distance of me, I can still visualise multiple scenarios where it would still be necessary or next to impossible to avoid. Or if I was insistent that I was going to tell everyone to ‘back off’ I’m actually escalating the situation and raising the threat level by my actions, this becomes increasingly relevant if I am dealing across cultural borders.
Some more good info. on weapon disarms (and problems therein) here: