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Old August 22, 2009, 10:34 AM   #379
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My answers are pure common sense logic determined by study of how such scenarios have played out throughout history. THIS is a good read with which to start.

Does anyone really believe that the 2nd Amendment currently protects us from an overbearing government?
The right to arms existed prior to the Second Amendment. It "protects" nothing. Words on paper declaring the right to arms are no more effective than the words on a paper stating that the woman being killed by her significant other should not be killed by the person named thereon.

The government does what it wants right now. How far do you let them go?
Americans are a fickle lot. There is no knowing where the tipping point would occur. One thing is for sure, though. There comes a point where they will no longer be pushed.

Even if the government banned guns tomorrow, does anyone really plan on walking away from everything they own and their family to take up arms to defend themselves against the government?
You envision an army of citizen patriots marching on Washington or wherever. That is not how it would occur. It would be a guerrilla warfare effort led by those who have formed cadres of three to five people capable of training others. Attacks would not be some battlefield scenario. There would be numerous concerted attacks on infrastructure and personnel.

If the answer is yes, do you have the skills required to survive in such an environment?
One simply goes about their usual routines until an action is determined. See above.

Who do you attack?
Those who enforce the laws which are in contravention to the Supreme Law of the Land.

Go you think the average US citizens would support you in such actions?
No more than supported those who fought the Revolutionary War.
Gun Control: The premise that a woman found in an alley, raped and strangled with her own pantyhose, is morally superior to allowing that same woman to defend her life with a firearm.

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