I was inspired to leave a comment, which was this:
"Call us naive, but we believe that although there is evil in the world, most people are good; we have a moral obligation to help one another whenever we can because that's the kind of world we want to inhabit."
I am reminded of this quote:
The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.So Sharon and Dick, instead of opening their door and inviting the burglar in to take whatever he needed to survive, instead called the Sheriff's department to send out an deputy - an armed deputy - to prevent their property from being stolen, or their lives from being threatened.
They're not actually morally superior, they just think they are. They're more than willing to farm out the threat of lethal force in their defense, they're just not willing to take that responsibility on themselves.
Just so they can claim the moral high ground.
In other words, they're hypocrites.