If faced with a life-threatening situation where someone holds a gun to your head then you are morally justified to defend yourself. However, one should try to do all that is possible to stop or harm their assailant but also do their best to not kill them. If you kill them you are morally wrong but should not face punishment due to the circumstances. Therefore, if we want to teach that killing is morally wrong, we must not make any exceptions.
Capital punishment is a necessity because it is the only answer that will solve a community’s anger. Anger should not always be viewed negatively, it shows our care for victims and disgust for criminals doing such horrendous crimes. Anger is a passion that only humans can feel and it acknowledges the humanity of its objects by holding them accountable for what they do. It recognizes that only men have the capacity to be moral beings which therefore acknowledges the dignity of all humans. Therefore, anger is neither selfish nor unjustified, it is a reflection of our profound care for others. If one does not get angry by the suffering of others they lack the qualities of a good person and that