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  •  If the government wants to overpower the country (7+ / 0-)

    it can be done without firing a shot...no armored tanks rolling down Main Street, no drones, no black helicopters.  A personal arsenal and underground stores of supplies will be no protection, as they eventually run out.

    Shutting down power grids and electronic communications is all it would take. Try to get a gallon of gas when the computer system is down.  One can't purchase a gallon of milk when the grocery computer system is down.

    Electrical storms can cut power that fuels computer systems.  Intentional power cuts could bring this country to a standstill.

    Of course, I can't imagine any motivation for our "government" to take-over our citizens by any kind of violent force.  People who believe 100,000 rounds of ammunition are going to "protect" them anything of that nature are wasting their time and money.

    "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

    by 417els on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 11:10:08 PM PST

    •  What's so silly with the whole (3+ / 0-)

      notion of the government "taking over" (whatever the hell that means), if they employed violence to do it, that violence would be brought by our nation's military.  The paranoid idiots out there that imply that it would be some uber-liberal commie takeover seem to forget that the overall political slant of most military members is to the right.  Are you trying to tell me that all those soldiers, under the command of some new age Stalin or Lenin are suddenly going to turn their incredible weapons on their friends, relatives, and neighbors so that we can turn into another Cuba or North Korea?  Give me a flippin break.  

      And let's take this fantasy of theirs just a step further, give them this huge benefit of the doubt that our government truly would turn and subjugate the public in some dictatorial takeover.  In that case, an assault weapon, something that sprays bullets all over is not the most effective weapon against a uniformed and outfitted military that has the latest in body armor.  Anyone making a head on attack taking multiple shots against a military unit is dead.  The most effective insurgent tactic is exactly what we've seen in Iraq and Afghanistan, targeted individual snipings and bombs.  

      Bottom line is it just ain't going to happen here and if revolution ever occurs, it will be the gun nuts that actually bring on the conditions to cause it.  Then they'll be killing one another.

      "A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism." -- Carl Sagan

      by artmartin on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 09:39:37 AM PST

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