reply to post by ashtonhz8907
So you would rather see us completely disarmed for the reason that you think that our weapons aren't a match against the military's technology?
The first problem with thinking like this is that military conflict is based only on weapons.
When the British sent troops out to quell the revolution in the 1700's, the British were far better armed, better trained, better pretty much
everything. The colonists were mostly farmers and your average civilian. They were poorly armed, poorly trained, and so on.
But they knew the lay of the land and had numbers to their advantage. There were many points in the war where both sides had barely enough food to
survive and ammunition to even shoot at each other. The weather brought sickness and the colonists barely had enough clothing to survive at times.
But through luck, military strategy, numbers, and many other components they did eventually win.
Today the American Military is somewhere around 2 million strong, where if the people rebelled would be no match for that many people, and that's not
taking into account any defectors.
The American 'Militia' officially became the Army National Guard by the way.
Though that is the 'Militia' that was initially established.
There are other Militias in the states, that's just the largest Federally recognized.
This still doesn't mean that the people should be without the same military advantage.
At the time the 2nd Amendment was introduced (as part of the Bill of Rights) anyone could get the same armament as the type of firearms and artillery
was minuscule. But as military tech advanced, the military and government decided that their weapons were 'too powerful for the average civilian'.
That also means that they are afraid that if we had the same tech that they would be equally matched or worse.
It's a way to prevent rebellion because of people like you who equate power only with the destructive force you have.
I still find it laughably hilarious however that our troops, men and women at or around the age of 18 can go out and die defending their country.
Using such advanced military technology that could level cities, yet if they were civilians would have to wait until they were 21 just to be able to
purchase a pistol.
And that's also a hoot because you can buy rifles, shotguns, and long guns at 18.
And most shootings are done with pistols, not these 'assault weapons', which is such a loosely defined broad term that anything used to 'assault'
another person could be an 'assault weapon'.