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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:17 PM

Bearing arms to fend of a tyrannic government... [View all]

We've all heard this particular argument in defense of the 2nd amendment:
People should be allowed to own arms, so they won't be defenseless when their government becomes tyrannic and turns to oppression.

Let's leave aside the fact that the government has electronic and long-range means to be oppressive that no gun can counter.
Let's leave aside the fact that a government does not turn into a tyranny over night.

How would this "tyranny" be defined? A bill you don't like?
Who is "government"? A legally elected official?
And how would you use your arms to stand up against the oppression? Present them in showcases as a stark reminder of your disapproval?

No.
You would kill people because you don't like, what particular politicians are doing.
You would kill to force them (and the general population) to follow policies you approve of instead.






I don't know what you think about this, but to me this sounds like the definition of terrorism.

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