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    no comparison between the military-intelligence capabilities of the United States and that of Syria

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      The Assad regime had an even more oppressive apparatus inside their own borders. Police and internal security could stop, arrest and torture anyone at any time without any judicial oversight.

      Conversations across all media were regularly monitored and censored.

      The Syrian military is armed with the full assortment of modern heavy weapons and has used them indiscriminately on civilian populations.

      Both heavy maneuver and internal security forces have a very difficult time putting down wide-scale armed uprisings. We only have to look to Vietnam and Iraq for personal experience.

      Weapons sales and concealed carry permits go up every time one of these active shooter incidents happen. It makes one wonder about the unintended consequences of a wholesale ban:

      Would it set the baggers off? Perhaps, give them their long-sought casus belli to fight the government?

      Would it breathe new life into right-wing militias?

      If these people start a fight, is our government actually capable of engaging several Waco and Ruby Ridge-style incidents at the same time? Continuously?

      What would be the political fall-out from these engagements?

      Would our dominionist infested military and police forces fight them, or support them?

      I'm not liking our chances, here.

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