i think mopeds are tight. duh.
but aren't they basically big toys? doesn't the fact that we like mopeds make us people who like to play with toys? i don't think that's a bad thing, i just think that it might be a necessary realization to make.
so... guns and weapons are basically toys too - the more dangerous, "more badass" version of a nerf gun. a seemingly simple solution to respect - "my whatever is bigger than yours"
carrying guns around, even knives, however, is too much fantasizing about playing with toys for me - we're not on a playground, and respect isn't earned through violence or how big you can convince people your dick is; just imagine if on the news tomorrow you heard about a mopeder shooting someone who was giving him shit. regardless of whether its justified or not, just think about the kind of attention everyone who rides a moped would have.
so sometimes people fuck with you! its life! the goal is survival, not pride. and i don't really think the "weapon increases chances of survival" argument is that great.