posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 11:00 AM
It's not so much a willingness to defend one's homeland, it's simply a matter of the average American being better armed than any other civilian in
the world. We have a ratio of roughly nine guns per person in this country, that's by far more than enough to arm every man and woman of fighting
age with something that can do some serious damage. And what's also unique about the US as opposed to Europe is the prevalence of military weaponry
amongst the citizenry.
No one is knocking a European's will to defend, it's simply a matter of American citizens being better equipped and better practiced for such
things. Having the will to fight is the most important thing, but having an AR-15 in the bedroom certainly tilts the odds.
[edit on 2010/1/2 by cyberdude78]