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I didn't know that Harriet Tubman carried a firearm. While they taught about her when I was in public school, they out that part.

http://www.harriettubmanbiography.com/harriet-tubman-myths-and-facts.html

"Fact: Harriet Tubman carried a small pistol with her on her rescue missions, mostly for protection from slave catchers, but also to encourage weak-hearted runaways from turning back and risking the safety of the rest of the group. Tubman carried a sharp-shooters rifle during the Civil War."
 

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Here's a bit of history for you. You're looking at my family's ancestral log cabin, built in 1798. My ancestors were abolitionists, and this house was used as a stop on the Underground Railroad. They didn't keep a guest registry, but anecdotal evidence suggests that Harriet Tubman was a frequent visitor. See the photo with the cutout in the wall and ladder underneath? That leads to secret cellar where runaway slaves were hidden on their way to freedom.

I would think that Harriett Tubman would have likely carried out of necessity for her own safety. It was a pretty dangerous mission.
 

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I didn't know that Harriet Tubman carried a firearm. While they taught about her when I was in public school, they out that part.
I used to work with a young black girl with the last name of Tubman. One day, I asked her if she was related to Harriet and she said yes. We talked about Harriet for a bit, and then I said something like "I bet you get asked that all the time".

And she said "No, you're the first person to ever ask me".

I thought that was kinda sad. Harriet was the kind of person we need more of in this country. She should be a role model.
 

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Here's a bit of history for you. You're looking at my family's ancestral log cabin, built in 1798. My ancestors were abolitionists, in this house was used as a stop on the Underground Railroad. They didn't keep a guest registry, but anecdotal evidence suggests that Harriet Tubman was a frequent visitor. See the photo with the cutout in the wall and ladder underneath? That leads to secret cellar where runaway slaves were hidden on their way to freedom.

I would think that Harriett Tubman would have likely carried out of necessity for her own safety. It was a pretty dangerous mission.
Too bad nobody kept a journal or recorded history. Where this building located?
 

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Too bad nobody kept a journal or recorded history. Where this building located?
Can't blame them though. Even in Ohio, it wasn't safe to keep such evidence.
 

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Point?
Did you read the article?
The article is the point.
Yes, I read the article. I still don't get your point. Are you agreeing or disagreeing with it?
 

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In the article, the gentleman said this, regarding an armed robbery he experienced as a retail manager:

I'm glad I wasn't armed. Who knows? If I took that person's life, how would I live with that the rest of my life? Even though it's self-defense.
I don't really understand that thinking. That lack of a desire to preserve one's own life, that desire to refuse to be victimized, is disturbing to me. It's just odd to me.

No one wants to take a life, but no one wants to get killed by a thug, either. I guess he has the freedom to choose. Weird way to think, though.
 

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In the article, the gentleman said this, regarding an armed robbery he experienced as a retail manager:

I don't really understand that thinking. That lack of a desire to preserve one's own life, that desire to refuse to be victimized, is disturbing to me. It's just odd to me.

No one wants to take a life, but no one wants to get killed by a thug, either. I guess he has the freedom to choose. Weird way to think, though.
I concur
 

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It's the baseless empathy syndrome. You don't want to kill someone, so you make yourself helpless and unable to save your own life.

Look, I'd rather a criminal thug not target me, so I could avoid shooting them, but my empathy for their life ends right at the point where they threaten mine.

If I have to pull the trigger on a criminal to save a life, I can assure you that I will NOT be seeking any "counseling" or any other emotional or mental support. I won't need it. I will sleep well that same night.

In the article, the gentleman said this, regarding an armed robbery he experienced as a retail manager:

I don't really understand that thinking. That lack of a desire to preserve one's own life, that desire to refuse to be victimized, is disturbing to me. It's just odd to me.

No one wants to take a life, but no one wants to get killed by a thug, either. I guess he has the freedom to choose. Weird way to think, though.
 

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No one wants to take a life, but no one wants to get killed by a thug, either. I guess he has the freedom to choose. Weird way to think, though.
I suspect that if he were actually put in the situation of being robbed while armed he would think differently.

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