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  •  Exactly why they shouldn't have superior firepower (2+ / 0-)
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    happymisanthropy, brein

    During gun control debates, I have been adamant that any restrictions on civilians must apply equally to the police.  And this is why.  The police will always be outnumbered in this country, so if the guns are equal, then a totalitarian police force will never have superior firepower.

    Now you can say, "what about the military".  Well if the army is shelling cities and the air force is dropping bombs, then we're no longer even pretending that we're a democracy.  At least we'll all know where we stand.

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