GUEST 03.06 01.26 you stated "Even Jesus himself said if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. The right to self-protection is so fundamental that even Jesus espoused it (kissy cheek, love, forgive, buy a sword, kissy cheek, etc.)"
Perhaps GUEST you would like to give a chapter and verse reference for this statement by Jesus.
Whilst in Gethsemane...Jesus said to Peter..."Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword". Matthew 26v52. A statement hardly conducive to his approving of swords or suggesting he would want people to take one up.