If there was a rebellion here, there are bases EVERYWHERE. The government knows this terrain well. In fact, they've already taken advantage of it with silos, bases, etc. Plus, your plan acts like they wouldn't be doing the same thing to the rebels. The difference being the government has it's hands in everything. You are thinking of examples of less technologically advanced societies being overthrown. Where could anyone possible hide here? It's a pipedream. Personally, I think it's a horrible excuse to keep guns that the average person has no reason to have. If it came down to it, all the AK-47s in the world won't do much against a few air strikes...
ďIím somewhat disappointed that more African Americans donít think for themselves and just go with whatever theyíre supposed to say and think."
- Dr. Benjamin Carson
Do you trust this government with this power???
A government that feels our 4th and fifth amendment rights mean nothing with things like the Patriot Act, NDAA and the Drug War. A government that feels it can kill Americans without charges, even 16 year old children. A government that drops bombs on people who had nothing to do with 9-11 even women and children. A government that tortures and assassinates. A government controlled by banks, special interests and the military industrial complex. You really trust this gang????
Fact is Locke the biggest and the baddest empires have been defeated by simple people determined to win their freedom no matter the odds. Thinking this government won't abuse an un-armed populace is the true pipe dream.
"Politics is the Art of Looking for Trouble, Finding it Everywhere, Diagnosing it Incorrectly, and Applying the Wrong Remedies"
Walk outside and look at your average American if you really want to kill your hope of there being an armed resistance in America.
This thread isn't about trusting the government. It's about realistically assessing the ability for a bunch of civilians to defeat the strongest military in the world. My point is if it came to that, the more effective route would be emulating MLK. The full force of the U.S. military would smash a rebellion. Which makes the most-oft used talking point for letting civilians have military grade weapons moot...
Control, Alt, Delete the entire history of over-matched rebels defeating an empire.
Honestly answer it this time. Do you trust this government with this power???
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"being necessary to the security of a free state"
What do you think that means???
Banning semi-autos (a right we've always had) is no different than banning things like anti-government speech or warrants for drug or terror suspects. It's a total infringement on rights we've always had.
Tell me do you trust this government???
As far as the free state quote goes, nobody is denying that thats in the constitution. The argument in this thread isnt constitutional. Its a discussion on the modern day practicality of an armed militia. The times have changed. There are much better arguments for gun ownership than taking on a tyrannical government.
And no, I dont place all my trust in the government, but I also dont believe that Im ever going to need to mount an armed rebellion against them either. If the American government truly decides to become a tyrannical state, its presumable that they have the military on their side. Once that happens, the gun I have dont matter.