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    Smoh, roadbear, cal2010, i understand

    The US was driven out of Vietnam largely because of lack of unarmed war protesters at home (well, armed with flower-power) and the injustice of our position and tactics in Vietnam (e.g. carpet-bombing peasants in a foreign land, supporting a corrupt South). Most Vietnamese did not own guns, the Vietnamese Army had far more than AK47s, and there was no 2nd Amendment in either North or South -- yet they still won.

    To answer your questions:
    1. No (I don't want secession, nor do I anticipate or fear it).
    2. No ("nullification" is bullsh*t and will be crushed).
    3. No (I don't want civil war, de facto or de jure).
    4. No (I want gun-nuts to obey whatever laws are democratically passed, as with everyone else, and penalized according to the law if they disobey).
    5. A windfall for private prisons? ;-)

    Am I worried about secession (by whom? Gunlandia?), or civil war in the US over gun issues? No. I think that is very unlikely, and in the event pockets of it bubbled up I have full confidence they would be justifiably crushed. That kind of rhetoric is so full of beans that it surpasses cow-burps as a climate-change gas. All talk, no revolution.

    I don't see anyone calling for "grabbing guns," do you? Even outright repeal of 2A would not do that -- it would be up to the democratic process what to do next. "Imagine" that!

    •  typo. nt (3+ / 0-)
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      Smoh, roadbear, cal2010

      (while the system was down somehow a typo got in my comment -- I meant to say something like:

      The US was driven out of Vietnam largely because of lack of support at home, including the protests of unarmed war protesters...)

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