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Originally posted by Asktheanimals
but it should be said that overconfidence is their biggest weakness.
Originally posted by xedocodex
reply to post by projectvxn
So an AR or an AK is going to stop an M1 Abrams or a Stealth Bomber?
The argument is absolutely ridiculous...Rambo is a fictional movie, not a documentary.
Originally posted by conspiracytheoristIAM
What a great thread...logical ,concise and heart felt !! This should be sent to all our reps in Washington, so that they understand our 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with hunting and all about a balance of power between the people and the government.
Originally posted by cavtrooper7
reply to post by xedocodex
No, you stop tanks with home made thermite and planes get destroyed on the ground.Duh,,,,civilians.
Originally posted by projectvxn
I'm going to be completely honest here. I am the reason you need an 'assault' rifle. I am a highly trained and expert marksman in the US Army. With the badges on my ERB to prove it. I am an expert in pistol, rifle, and machine gun use and aerial gunnery .
I am trained in breaching tactics, hand to hand combat, force on force, and have the best equipment your tax dollars can buy. I belong to the most advanced and lethal military force the world has ever known and while I am a man of principles and take my oath to the Constitution seriously, there is no telling what future generations of soldiers will think and believe...If they do at all.
You should not, under any circumstances question my ability to wreak utter destruction upon the enemy. Myself and every soldier, airman , marine, sailor, and coast guardsman are more than capable of destroying the enemy. Whether it's the taliban or a modern and cohesive military force..............
The notion that some have that the threat of tyranny is a bygone fear of generations long past is ignorance at best. How anyone can look at the changes I've seen and not see the clear and present dangers to our freedoms, especially since 9/11, is beyond me. I am not a "Truther", but you don't have to be one to see the litany of attacks on our liberties since the Patriot Act was passed. The last 12 years have seen enormous changes in how government and the people express the relationship between them. I don't believe that relationship is what the founders intended, nor is it what the American people really want.
The powergrabs by government have many people concerned. Including people like me. And if I'm worried, should you be too? Why would we trust government that has used that trust to enrich its members and corporate cronies, and for the accretion of ever more power, with the stewardship of our safety? Safety, as well as Liberty will always be the responsibility of the people...The individual, dare I say it. To abdicate that responsibility to government is asking for abuse. Maybe not today. But tomorrow? Do you have that answer? Because I don't.
Whether liberal or conservative or libertarian or anarchist or communist, don't let there be a moment in our history where there was no one left to speak for you. Speak with one American voice.
edit on 26-1-2013 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Alfie1
So far as I can see the 2nd Amendment doesn't actually say anything about governments maybe needing to be opposed by arms and it seems unlikely that legislators would propose armed insurrection against themselves.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
"What country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that his people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms."
"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it."
Originally posted by okyouwin
I'm a little fuzzy on how one guy with a Ar. is going to stand up against you trained killers.
Originally posted by mykingdomforthetruth
Ok mr expert marksman, when the government orders you or other members of the military to fire on civiliains the concept of needing an ar or an ak comes into play. you said it yourself your a trained expert most civilians arn't that good hence 100 round mags and full auto is required to put up a fight, The sheer number of full automatic rifles in civilain hands will swing the war for the people.
without them the government will win any uprising the civilains muster