Brandon7, Seems To Me That You are a little bit too passionate about this matter:
"most of you have your heads so high in the clouds that you can not even see that"
What you're implying is quite offensive, we're not dumb people living in a bubble, I have to remind you that we're just expressing opinions so far, not facts.
But let's see, ideas proved to be bad ones? Then I think you have the wrong idea, in every survey the United States are among less developed countries when it comes to death by guns, let's take a look (Firearm-related death rate per 100,000 population per year):
Country - Total - Method of calculation - Homicides - Suicides - Unintentional - Undetermined - Sources and Notes - Guns per Hab
- Montenegro - 8.91 - (incomplete) - 2.42 (2011) - 6.49 (2009) - unavailable - unavailable - Guns in Montenegro - 23.1
- United States - 10.54 - (2014) -3.43 (2014) - 6.69 (2014) - 0.18 (2014) - 0.08 (2014) - Guns in United States - 112.6
- Uruguay - 11.52 - (mixed years) - 4.78 (2013) - 4.68 (2009) - 2.00 (2009) -0.06 (2009) - Guns in Uruguay - 31.8
More guns = more deaths. I repeat, that's not what Asgardia should aim to be, by definition an advanced society is not barbaric, weapons are barbaric, therefore advanced society ≠ armed citizens.
The whole project of Asgardia requires a certain amount of faith in humanity, if someone lacks this kind of fate, then my opinion is that this person isn't suitable for the project, we can't let fear shape the society of the future:
"Asgardia's philosophical envelope is to ‘digitalise’ the Noosphere, creating a mirror of humanity in space but without Earthly division into states, religions and nations. In Asgardia we are all just Earthlings!". Concept of Asgardia.
I can't see that happening constantly doubting each other, Phicksur summarized that very well, and we basically said the same thing, on a space station weapons would be hard to be smuggled with a proper security check, unlike on earth, and improvised weapons aren't as effective.
Boonejohn97, Elwe Thor gave good options on the matter, actually reasonable ones, and I think an evolved society won't need to go any further to ensure its safety.
The Old West crime rates low?
"Homicide Rates in the American West by Randolph Roth
Was the “Old West” violent? Scholars have established that it was not as violent as most movies and novels would suggest. Murder was not a daily, weekly, or even monthly occurrence in most small towns or farming, ranching, or mining communities. Still, homicide rates in the West were extraordinarily high by today’s standards and by the standards of the rest of the United States and the Western world in the nineteenth century, except for parts of the American South during the Civil War and Reconstruction."
To appreciate how violent the West was, we need to consider not only the annual homicide rate, but the risk of being murdered over time. For instance, the adult residents of Dodge City faced a homicide rate of at least 165 per 100,000 adults per year, meaning that 0.165 percent of the population was murdered each year—between a fifth and a tenth of a percent. That may sound small, but it is large to a criminologist or epidemiologist, because it means that an adult who lived in Dodge City from 1876 to 1885 faced at least a 1 in 61 chance of being murdered—1.65 percent of the population was murdered in those 10 years. An adult who lived in San Francisco, 1850-1865, faced at least a 1 in 203 chance of being murdered, and in the eight other counties in California that have been studied to date, at least a 1 in 72 chance. Even in Oregon, 1850-1865, which had the lowest minimum rate yet discovered in the American West (30 per 100,000 adults per year), an adult faced at least a 1 in 208 chance of being murdered"
It doesn't look like heaven to me and to those who analized the numbers. I say it again, if we are not ready to leave all of our fears behind, and we are not ready to trust a new society and the people living in it, then Asgardia is not meant to be.
In conclusion, just a little reminder, we are debating over hypothesis, Asgardia is far from being built and we don't even know if it's up to us to decide about this matter.