Originally posted by ooYODAoo
who is versing who? is it pro gun vs. anti gun?
how would this war be fought...the only possible way i can see this scenario playing out would be pro guns fighting against government agents trying
to confiscate their guns...but this wouldn't make it a civil war would it?
The lines won’t be as clear cut as that.
Gun control is just an indicator issue. If you support gun control, it is highly likely that you also support the other draconian government rules
that they are trying to force down people’s necks.
The resistance will be fighting against gun control, but that is not the primary reason of the resistance. The resistance is fighting against all
government intrusion into people’s privet lives. Gun control being one of the major ones. That is because if people are disarmed, then you have
already lost, and any resistance in regard to any other subject after that point is a lost cause. You are dead.
If you still have your guns, you can still fight for your other freedoms if it comes down to that.
Some people that hate guns may support the people fighting gun control, because they believe in personal freedom, while others that hate the
government may support it because they hate guns more than the government.
You will have some people that support one side, and others that support the other side. They may be neighbors. If you have a large group in one place
that supports the resistance, they may have a fight with another group in another place that supports the government.
The most obvious fracture point is between the rural and the urban population. While the gun grabbing police may have full reign in the city, they may
come under fire if they try to venture out into the countryside beyond city limits. The population in the city may support them by a majority, while
the population outside, does not.
As for as the state and local governments go.
Some sate and local governments will be on one side, others will be on the other side.
You may have local governments that are openly hostile to the state and national government.
Of the state governments that turn against their armed civilians, they will probably try to order their national guard, and police units to put down
the resisting citizens.
You will have some National Guard units that would follow orders to go after resisting civilians. Others wouldn’t. It would depend on the persuasion
of the people in the command structure of that unit. Of the ones that did, the full complement wouldn’t show up for duty. They will have disserted
and went to the resistance side.
If the willing national guard units get too aggressive, you may even have some rogue guard units that would attack the other units, in an effort to
defend the civilian resistance.
Same with the police.
On the national level, The military may refuse to follow such orders. They may even go after national guard units that tried to enforce confiscations.
If the military did comply with orders to confiscate guns, it would be the same was as it would be in the national guard. If a unit commander did
follow orders to attack civilians, you would have open revolt in the ranks. Even to the individual level. The people in the units will know what the
other people’s opinion of the situation is. One tank unit may turn it’s gun on the other people in the unit that are supporting the attack. Once
the other people in the unit see that, they may do the same and quickly wipe out the people in the unit that are on the other side, and the entire
unit may turn sides right in the middle of the operation.
I will be what is called a “fluid battle field”
I have often though about the possibility of the US settling down to a dual government system in the end.
The distributed socialist government that would rule over the large metropolitan areas in the country that wanted to join. And the federalist
government that would rule over “flyover country”
If you believe in “nationalized everything” Go to the city.
If you believe in “rugged individualism” then go to the country.
People in the city could have their disarmed nanny police state, while the rural population would be well armed and defend themselves when needed.