(the 1965 figure depicting how the USA once liked to imagine it’s policing .. hence reference to TV show ‘Mayberry’ .. rather than reality) ..
“We are at the intersection of ‘Open Carry Road’ and ‘Stand Your Ground Place’. So what the fuck are we supposed to do now ? According to the NRA’s basic principles, you have a right to carry a weapon that may cause a reasonable person to believe they are in danger of great bodily injury. And they have a right, if they feel that way, to respond with deadly force. It’s a perpetual violence machine. It’s ‘Gunfight at the Golden Corral.’ Wait a minute. This isn’t an argument about freedom at all, is it ? This whole fucking thing’s a business plan for arms dealers.” .. (Jon Stewart)