posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 03:23 PM
reply to post by muse7
Gun confiscation in the United States would take a military effort on the scale of a Korea or Vietnam. Even then it would lead only to a civil war.
And it wouldn't be a civil war with blue and gray uniforms. It would be a dirty civil war where the populace would be preyed upon by all armed
parties to the conflict.
So while gun confiscation is a fun paranoid fantasy for bored gun lovers; it's not something any government will try to do.
Like you muse7 I don't quake at the notion of an armed populace. I've known several law abiding gun owners and have never felt threatened by them.
Also, like you, I feel the presence of 300 million firearms in the country does serve to give potential tyrants pause.
But guns all too often kill the innocent. They kill when they are stored improperly and become available to those who shouldn't have them. Guns kill
when they are used improperly; "He thought it was unloaded, put it to his head and pulled the trigger as a joke" his last. Firearms could use
emerging biometric technology to be made safer e.g. gun would not fire unless the thumbprint matched the owner.
Last but not least Government should tax the hell out of gun owners. Guns like cigarettes are bad for us and we need to learn to LIVE without them.
But we also need to take things one day at a time...and remain calm.