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  •  No Chance! (1+ / 0-)
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    There are millions of Americans that would fight to the death to uphold the 2nd Amendment. It is impossible to ban firearms like the AR-15 without getting very bloody. NO CHANCE w/o some sort of civil war.

    •  While I do not advocate for either option.... (1+ / 0-)
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      Patrick Costighan

      I think you are correct.

      Your hate-mail will be graded.

      by PavePusher on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 01:23:15 PM PDT

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    •  I don't know if there are millions (0+ / 0-)

      Let's say that tomorrow, the government began an extended effort to catalogue and confiscate, by force if need be, every AR they could find.  I don't think there are even thousands of Americans who'd answer the door with gun in hand, let alone be ready to give up their lives to hold onto their stock.  You'll certainly see resistance, mostly of the passive, non-cooperative kind.  You may see the amount of political violence tick up from its current near negligible level. But as best as I can tell, the typical American will put on the cuffs before he even thinks about taking up arms.  While we may be different from the UK or Australia in that respect, we're not all that different.  That is why it is so important to preserve these rights as a matter of regular order.  

      When God gives you lemons, you find a new god.

      by Patrick Costighan on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 10:26:19 AM PDT

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