posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 08:57 PM
I've been thinking a lot lately about people who say the people of the United States couldn't rebel against their own government.
2010 demogaphics show that there are around 2310000 people in the military (this is including reserves), also consider 765000 police officers employed
as of 2008 (might be less now due to cuts.)
Gun ownership in America is at about 47% for adults. Census bureau states that there are 237744632 legal adults in America right now. 47% of that is
111739977 people. Let's be generous here, lets say that only 10% of those gun owners are above 21, own guns, and are willing to fight to preserve
their rights. That's 11173997 people, and let's also assume that every single person in the military owns a firearm. That leaves us with roughly
8800000 people ready to fight for their freedom. I will subtract 3 or 4 million just for statistic inaccuracies. That leaves about 4800000 people
(which is pretty generous in my opinion.)
This is under the assumption that every single person in the military wouldn't question Obama's orders, and is a fighter not some military
pencil-pusher. Now lets not get tied up on the semantics of the numbers here, this is just a vague example meant to give you somewhat of an idea of
what i'm thinking. I understand there are a lot of semantics going into this, but just assume that the people are united as well as the military.
An argument I see often is "the government has helicopters/planes/etc." THIS ISN'T IRAQ, the military can't just bomb cities out like they are in
the desert, if the resistance was meshed within society they would need people on the ground, they couldn't just light up entire cities with innocent
non-gun owners in danger.
To be honest with you guys i'm not gun crazy, I own two pistols and I feel like that is adequate to protect me from my main worry which is a robber.
I'm not sure how I feel about the events going on now, I just know that the 2nd amendment was put there for a reason and we shouldn't doubt for one
second that our government has ultimate control over us.
Thanks for reading.