I was listening to the BBC yesterday on my way in to work and they were interviewing South Koreans about whether or not they felt threatened by North Korea's nuclear program. I found one comment especially interesting, something like this: "If North Korea develops a nuclear weapons program, then I don't see this as such a bad thing because when the Korean peninsula reunites, South Korea will benefit by gaining this weapons system as well. Therefore we will be able to protect ourselves with the same level of protection that American and much of the rest of the world has."
All improbabilities of the Korean Peninsula reuniting aside, it got me thinking about those towns where everyone is required to own a gun, for safety's sake...
So my question is, If a community is supposedly safer when everyone owns a gun, is the world community safer when every country owns a nuke? Wouldn't It would be much harder to justify a pre-emptive strike on a soveriegn nation if we knew we might get the bomb in the process?