Many are convinced about the need to have weapons to protect oneself and their family. Here is another perspective to consider.
War represents the supreme failure of nations to resolve their differences. From a strictly pragmatic standpoint, it is the most inefficient waste of lives and resources ever conceived.Most wars are over control of resources and maintenance of one’s own differential advantage. They’re not based on the ‘dignity of man’. They’re not based on elevating human beings.
It may improve human life in the victorious country, perhaps. But, for the rest of the world, the price is enormous.