I would only add an observation made by Professor J. Rufus Fears: (paraphrasing from memory) “You’re going to laugh, but there is truth in this: honor can only exist in an age that takes the duel seriously.” His position being that when one must put one's very life on the line, the level of honor, honesty, and politeness--at least among peers--would be at a maximum saturation in society. Now all anyone needs are sufficient resources to hire lawyers, PR people and/or spin doctors, and they can literally get away with murder.
No solution is perfect, but if anyone thinks that our current legal system--the one that keeps the revolving doors at the courts and prisons spinning at warp speed--isn't complicit in maintaining a blood feud at least among our drug gangs
, is seriously deluding themselves.
Add to that the cities and states who purposefully disarm the innocent, and I can't see anything good about the status quo. Then again I ain't got no fancy book learnin'; unlike our beloved Leaders.