I value peace as well. What I reject is the idea that peace can only be won by submission, be it to thugs, foreign armies, or our own government.
I am not married to death. I have no desire to be the instrument of the death of another. However, if the actions of another will lead to my own death, then I reserve the right to defend myself with all necessary force — including lethal force. If it’s a case of him or me, it’s going to be me.
That’s my right as a human being, and anyone who tries to take that right away from me declares himself to be my enemy.