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Vic156 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 10:17 AM
I hate to say it but this is the second reason for the second amendment. The first reason for the second amendment is so that the people can protect themselves from a tyrannical gov't.
Reginald10 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 6:01 PM
No, most of the British Army at the time was from Britain. The colonists weren't "good enough" to be allowed in. Remember, the officers were British, and they recruited at "home", in Britain.
Vic156 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 5:50 PM
AZ you are a blind squirrel! If you believe the last sentence you wrote you would never advocate for 'gun control' laws.

BTW do you not think that a lot of gun owners in the USA today are exsoldiers and policemen?
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 12:36 PM
The people couldn't win against regular troops in the 18th century (most of our soldiers in the Revolutionary war were veterans of the British Army, i.e. they were regular troops—the pop-culture version of that war is mostly mythology); they REALLY can't win now, not generally having tanks or air support.

Rather, the right to bear arms protects against tyranny because the populace are not wholly dependent on the government for protection from crime.

In a nation that already has more than 200 million guns, gun control does little other than make the work of rapists, robbers, murderers and nuts like Adam Lanza easier. When faced with gun control laws, the law abiding citizen has no choice other than to disarm or become an outlaw, but people with bad intentions are faced with no such moral dilemma. That's why the best friend of a rapist or a potential Adam Lanza is the gun control advocate who's working tirelessly to insure that his targets can't adequately defend themselves.

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