I’ve been looking for a way to express this thought, and it turns out that, as usual, Heinlein beat me to it.
Courtesy of Veeshir.
” Those who refuse to support and defend a state have no claim to protection by that state. Killing an anarchist or a pacifist should not be defined as “murder” in a legalistic sense. The offense against the state, if any, should be “Using deadly weapons inside city limits,” or “Creating a traffic hazard,” or “Endangering bystanders,” or other such misdemeanor.”
The only place I disagree is that “Using deadly weapons inside city limits” should not be a crime in this case.