This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ctims are not legally disarmed.
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It is men’s views of their public or political existence that the collectivized ethics of altruism has protected from the march of civilization an
d has preserved as a reservoir, a wildlife sanctuary, ruled by the mores of prehistorical savagery. If men have grasped some faint glimmer of respect for individual rights in their private deali
ngs with one another, that glimmer vanishes when they turn to public issues — and what leaps into the political arena is a caveman who can’t conceive of any reason why the tribe may not bash...