Americans who believe that you need guns to defend yourselves from or over throw a tyrannical government, why do you think you’d be able to stand a chance against the US Army?

Americans who believe that you need guns to defend yourselves from or over throw a tyrannical government, why do you think you’d be able to stand a chance against the US Army?

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  1. Because I don’t think the American military would fire on their literal families to protect an obviously corrupt government. Like what happened in Egypt.

  2. I was thinking this myself the other day. I would suppose sheer numbers would prevail in the end. There’s also the assumption that all the US armed forces would support said tyrannical govt. and if they did to what lengths would they go? Air strikes? Nukes?

  3. Assuming the military/soldiers don’t also think the same way and side with the people. Also dudes in saddles and burnt out ak’s did a pretty good job

  4. It’s not so much that we’d actually stand a chance against the US army, more so the matter that as soon as we give up the liberties to own guns, we’ll literally have no way to stand our ground in the case that a tyrannical government were to uprise. Sure, the odds may be slim, but it’s much better than the alternative. Another thing to keep in mind is, even if guns were banned, criminals will still have access to them, similar to how many drugs are illegal here in the United States, yet almost anyone and everyone has access to them.

  5. Vietnam was a bunch of uneducated farmers with guns, against the most powerful military in the world, and they won.

    al-Qaeda is a bunch of assholes with guns and trucks, they fought against the most powerful military in the world, and won.

    Ukraine is being attacked by a world power, armed their citizens, and have been doing pretty good, or atleast better than expected.

  6. Remember not long ago Americans using their freedom to protest on the street were being disappeared by masked and unidentified government forces?

    If that isn’t tyranny I don’t know what is and no one came out shooting them

  7. A gun is an escalation event, and toting one creates a false sense of security, but the reality is you only increase your odds of following the escalation chain to the end of the road!

  8. That’s exactly why that argument is dead in the water. Now, if we wanted to take out the US government then a strike en masse would be the ticket. Shut down shipping and commerce – make the businesses hurt – and see just how fast shit gets changed.

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