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Old April 9, 2012, 07:23 AM   #37
Beretta686
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lol. Ya'll have spectaculalry missed my point that Red Dawn fantasies of forcibly resisting a supposed evil guv'ment with your dinky small-arms, are just that: a fantasy.

The idea that privately owned weapons are a last resort against an evil tyrannical guv'ment is absurd (which is the point of my describing what an American insurgent would look like), when said evil guv'ment can bring the full weight and bear of modern warfare against it's enemies.

Back to as I said before, it must be sexy to imagine yourself as a 21st century Minute Man with your little AR-15, ready to resist the black-helicopters and such at a moment's notice. But any armed efforts you do would be futile and easily crushed by a truly tyrannical regime.

Therefore if you really want to preserve your liberty, try rule-of-law, an educated populace, critical thinking and such, not stockpiling weapons and key-board jockying about your plan to fight off the evil guv'ment with your drinking buddies.

It's a bit like nation-building, where everyone loves lofty platitudes of knocking off dictators, bringing freedom to oppressed masses and fancy talk. But really running a country is figuring out where the sewage will go, bringing in power, disposing trash and creating a civil society.
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