100% correct you are .. They are not the same.. Self defence is nothing like vigilantism... Anyone who thinks so, has not thought it through and fails to understand the meaning of both terms .. If for example, you are out in the park, and someone attacks you, and you are able to protect yourself, you fight back to defend yourself...If you are able to defend yourself, then it is not logical to stand there like a clampet and take it.. You have to fight back or get seriously hurt or worse off..
Same for your rights to protect yourself in your own home.. IF you have the means to do it.( IE your gun ) . then act fast and do it.. There is no time for fannying around if a violent criminal is there to get you, and even your family, and calling the police may not save your butt on time..( Police are known to turn up late ) . You take your gun and you act as fast as you can.. This is NOT vigilantism, it is self defence.. If you own the rights, then make use of them if you can and are able..
There is no way on earth I would fanny around if my life and kids were in danger..I have quickly acted before when I felt my kid was in danger, and I would do it again..
Edited by Beckys_Mom, 26 January 2013 - 09:46 PM.