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    devis1, Black Max

    --- on nukes?

    It could be argued that if everyone has the right to 'bear arms', carrying around a suitcase nuke should fall in that category. Who the hell said it had to stop at firearms?

    It makes sense, doesn't it? If the intent of the Founding Fathers was to ensure a citizenry armed against a tyrannical government, then a suitcase bomb's so effective. You can blow up anything from a county courthouse to the White House if you're feeling pissed on.

    Or, alternatively, blow up a church or hospital if you're feeling pissed off. Vent that anger really effectively.

    Or hey, why not nerve gas? Or some deadly virus in a vial? If the tyrant – meaning the guy you didn't vote for – is defended by an obscenely powerful military, your firearms won't get you very far.
    It just occurred to me that right to 'bear arms' may not entitle you to freely buy ammo. Own all the firepower you need, but you may have to jump through hoops to get the ammunition? It may be doable.

    So there's a thought for the regulators. Regulate the hell out of ammo! That's the answer to those who argue that there are already a few gazillion guns out there, so we just need more guns to neutralize them. Just starve the beast of ammo, and suddenly it's ploughshare time.

    Lay off the footwork and throw a punch! ~ Joe Bageant

    by gotgat54 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 03:48:44 PM PST

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