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  •  Precisely..... (6+ / 0-)

    If they start some kind of a revolution, the drone attacks will commence.  Their fantasy seems to be hand to hand combat at the end of their drive way or ye local parking lot of Walmart @ high noon.

    It's a pipe dream.  They have nothing to compare w/ a drone swipe of their neighborhood @ the slightest hint of insurrection.  Waco & Ruby Ridge were a long time ago & a million eons ago in a technological tit for tat.  

    •  Ask the Pakistani Taliban about that... (2+ / 0-)
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      Problem with Drone attacks is that they tend to radicalize the population because they kill people who are clearly non-combatants.  

      Good counter insurgency is lead by good intelligence.  It also helps that in America warts and all, we have it pretty good.  

      Under capitalism man exploits man, under communism the roles are reversed.

      by DavidMS on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 07:30:05 PM PST

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      •  Often A Survivor Of A Battle..... (4+ / 0-)

        in history is let go on purpose.  He would be used to get the word back to the others.  One good swipe w/ a drone in the United States would be shall we say.....a wake up call.

        Many of the folks @ the Gun Appreciation Day looked passionate but older, kind of out of shape & 99% white.

        I think the US military could take them.....even if some of them went AWOL which is what the FOX crowd is counting on.  

        •  I am worried about the ones not at the rally... (1+ / 0-)
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          Yes the Local Police, Sherif's Dept, State Police and FBI could take them but any clumsiness could make the matter worse.  

          Resupply for them would be a problem until they learned where to steal it and how to smuggle supplies in.  Given the right's tenancy to splinter and, lack of professionalism, they would be locally dangerous and difficult to smother.  Not an expert but it would take years to suppress them.  Take a look at the ETA and Forest Brothers.

          I hope the right doesn't do anything too stupid...

          Under capitalism man exploits man, under communism the roles are reversed.

          by DavidMS on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 08:05:11 PM PST

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          •  Five Of Them Shot Themselves Or Others..... (4+ / 0-)

            by accident at three different gun shows on Saturday in Ohio, Indiana & North Carolina.

            Their guns discharged by accident or because they left a bullet in the chamber.  Not exactly a professional, well honed crowd.

            Shooting at a target in the shooting gallery or @ a bale of hay in the back yard isn't quite the same as a well trained, professional military unit.

            75% of the mass murders since the 1980's were in gun free zones like high schools, movie theaters, malls, or elementary schools.  If they start something, things won't stay weapon free for long.  .  

            •  I can't figure that one out... (2+ / 0-)
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              I have been to a few gun shows (good for buying accessories, not so good for buying guns) and remember that all guns are checked at the door (empty magazine, chamber and with a zip tie through the action) to prevent this sort of thing.  

              Had a friend who sweped me twice with an empty gun.  I chewed on him both times as did a few other people.  He now respects the 4 rules.  Everyone should be required to take a gun safety class before taking possession of a gun.  

              There are also plenty of idiots who write down their computer passwords and put the sticky label under the keyboard.  

              There are just some people you can't reach.  

              Under capitalism man exploits man, under communism the roles are reversed.

              by DavidMS on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:33:28 PM PST

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              •  In the case of the (1+ / 0-)
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                3 people being shot at the one gun show - it was the gun check point person who screwed up - by pointing a weapon into a crowd of people before he'd verified the gun was unloaded.

                It was also the fault of the gun owner for not verifying the gun was unloaded before carrying it from his vehicle into the gun show.

                Two blatant rules violations, and three people get shot.

                Gun safety and regulation is supposed to come from the gun owners. After all, they are presumably the most knowledgeable and would know what would be the most effective.  When their response is to arm everybody, trained or not, they have failed in their societal duty, and it then becomes incumbent upon the rest of society to work to resolve the unsafe use of guns in our society.

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                by Noddy on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 12:09:04 PM PST

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