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  •  as a combat vet would you worry about civilians (1+ / 0-)
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    armed with handguns? Rifle, of course, but handguns?
    I have a rifle, and my family has owned rifles and shotguns for as far as I can trace because, before The War Between the States.  I too know about a civil war because 660,000 Americans dies in one of our many American Civil Wars.

    80 % of Success is Just Showing Up! CLIMATE CHANGE: The era of procrastination, half-measures & delays is coming to an end; In its place we are entering a period of consequences!

    by Churchill on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 08:53:26 AM PST

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    •  I am much more concerned... (3+ / 0-)
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      by the threat of mass murder/genocide perpetrated by a tyrannical government with a monopoly on the use of arms than I am by a free citizenry in which law abiding citizens are armed with ANY weapon.

      Any knowledge of 20th century history will affirm this concern.

      •  you, sir, are absolutely 100 % correct, (0+ / 0-)

        but do you think we are approaching that level? And what good would a armed militia do against Cobra gunships, or Apache gunships?

        80 % of Success is Just Showing Up! CLIMATE CHANGE: The era of procrastination, half-measures & delays is coming to an end; In its place we are entering a period of consequences!

        by Churchill on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 10:21:39 AM PST

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        •  See Vietnam or Afghanistan... (1+ / 0-)
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          for your answer to that. I also don't believe our military will fire upon American citizens who are defending themselves against an oppressive government. Most members of our military come from the same "stock" as the gun owners and believe deeply in their oath to defend the Constitution.

          •  Please see, indeed (1+ / 0-)
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            YucatanMan

            What is the American version of the Viet Cong and their patron state, North Vietnam?  Who are the American Taliban?  America has NOTHING like that around which to organize an effective insurgency against the most powerful military the earth has ever seen.  "Same stock?"  What does that even begin to mean in America? Nonsense.

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