Originally Posted By: Jim_
Originally Posted By: yoyo52
So if no one knows, then what's the deterrent effect?
If guns are not allowed, there is no deterrent effect. If concealed is allowed would just knowing that there might be resistance be a deterrent effect?

The question here is wether what's desired is a society in which order is maintained by citizens being afraid of each other, or by trusting each other ...

If the former: anarchy?