On War and Peace
If there is an omnipresent fear of the people in your own community or adjacent ones, the fundamental problem is most likely to be social and economic marginalization. It is better to solve these problems directly through earnest and voluntary participation in government than to summarily execute the disadvantaged during an orgasm of fear where mistaken identity may be fatal to a loved one or other innocent soul. Outreach and education are far superior to a cache of ammunition in the long run. If your neighbors know they have ample reason to love you, it is less likely that they will participate in a home invasion, robbery, or similar activity of abject desperation. I hold this assertion to be true at all scales, from individuals to alliances of nations. We must cease war locally to extinguish war globally. Revenge, retaliation, and preemptive force are more insidious, pernicious, and virulent than any natural disease. Regardless of whether the practiced form of society is tribal, democratic, a monarchy, or something else, an absence of compassion and inclusiveness will cause its demise and assure misery and disappointment for all of its members.
May we now cease producing ammunition and get on with the task of mutually assuring opportunity, satisfaction, and respectful courtesy towards humanity and all of nature? Avoid fueling fear and hate through industrious efforts if you have a genuine wish for your descendants flourish in peace.