Originally posted by FarArcher
The US has literally a hundred thousand COMBAT VETERANS who've seen the varmit, met him, and busted his ass.
The US has literally 30,000,000 gun owners, many with multiple weapons, and piles and boxes and crates of ammunition.
The UN couldn't put together enough troops to take Miami.
You really have no idea. You think that just because an American owns a gun, that makes him combat worthy? Most of your population live in cities and play video games or watch movies all day; they don't know the first thing about survival or hardship first hand.
All you gun-touting population will become is targets and experience points for invaders. Do you really think your population is going to rise up as a paramilitary when they realize how quickly they are getting mowed down by professional soldiers?
And what makes you think an invading force is just going to walk into your gang and mafia infested cities? They will bomb the crap out of them first until the local population is broken. Sure, some willful insurgents may still persist, but how long will they last without training, organization, logistics, etc? Not too long.
I think it's funny when Americans proclaim that their people are a trained military. They aren't. All over the world, you can find populations loaded with guns, a lot of them trained and experienced too (paramilitary, drug cartels, insurgencies, rebels, etc). What do American civilians have? Some government-approved weaponry and a lot of television under their belt, with the possibility of some target shooting.
Come to think of it, a foreign invader could just stock up on weaponry from the cold, dead hands of Rambo wannabes.