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  •  Who will arm our insurgents? (0+ / 0-)

    Those guys all had Big Dogs backing them. Who is going to back American insurgents? Seriously, it's a hilarious fantasy you guys have. No matter what you say, it's just going to give me a chuckle. I can't possibly take the idea seriously. But if pretending you are capable of fighting off the US military boosts your ego and makes you feel good about yourself, go for it! I see no potential harm to anyone but yourself and those who engage in similar delusions, and honestly, not much chance of harm there either, because when push comes to shove, none of you are going to put your money where your mouths are.

    •  Seriously? (3+ / 0-)
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      theatre goon, deedogg, PavePusher

      There are 283 million firearms in civilian hands in the US.

      That's a LOT of small arms.

      Secondly, do you honestly think the US military won't fracture and segment?

      Thirdly, US military arms are stored within the US, not elsewhere. How hard do you think it'll be to steal from an armory?

      Fourthly, I'm not talking about fighting a normal war. It's called guerrilla warfare.

      Fifthly, I don't think you realize exactly how a conflict like this would be fought in the US today.

      Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

      by KVoimakas on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 11:07:46 AM PDT

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    •  Americans are already armed. (2+ / 0-)
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      theatre goon, KVoimakas

      If things ever get that bad: a. We already have LOTS of firearms in private hands.  2. We have almost 90K miles of nearly unguarded coastline.  III.  we have lots of land border to the south that is already proved porous, and a nearly unguarded border to the north that would be all but impossible to seal.

      Please note that the U.S. military is widely spread, and probably all but incapable of mutual support between bases due to distance and logistics.  There may be as many as 200-300K infantry available, at maximum.  80+ million Civilians with guns ranging from .22 pistols to ".50 cal sniper rifles", a LOT of them prior military with very recent Post-Doc levels of practical education in how to run an insurgency.  Given a full-on Civilians vs. Military conflict, the Military looses every time.  And, as a 21+ year member of the USAF, I can guarantee it wouldn't be that neat and clean.  

      I would hazard a guess that 1.  You don't know anything about the military. and b. You really haven't thought this through.

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