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  •  Who gets to define tyranny? (7+ / 0-)

    That's the key. Do we really want it defined by guns? Instead of democratic processes?

    RKBA folks, in general, think they speak for "the people" and that we all agree as to the forms of oppression, and that these can only come from the government, apparently.

    They don't speak for me, at all.

    When all is said and done, I'm guessing they speak for roughly 1% of the population, and certainly far, far from the majority, even if guns aren't involved. Throw in those guns, throw in the idea that gun nuts now get to be judge, jury and executioner all in one, and I doubt they speak for more than a few hundred thousand.

    Who gets to define tyranny? And who gets to decide what to do about it? Those are key questions almost always left out of these debates.

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