Is that what you think self defense means? To answer your question, no, that's not what I was eluding to. I think the punishment must fit the crime. In a free society where each individual who is aggressed upon is free to punish their aggressor. Someone trying to kill you can be justly killed. Someone who pushes you down opens themselves up to getting pushed back. Someone who punches you opens themselves up to getting punched back. The point is free people are free to punish their aggressor within reason. Freedom is the greatest deterrent to aggression.
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